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OBIEE11g/12c: CSV Export Is Using Double Quotes Incorrectly When Delimiter Is Not Comma (Doc ID 2341313.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 27, 2021

Applies to:

Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


On OBIEE Version and Higher,

CSV separator is changed from default comma to anything, only values with comma are enclosed in double quotes .

Due to this random double quotes, exported CSV files can not be used in other applications to load.

Consider a scenario as below:


1. Set column delimiter for csv export from comma(,) to semicolon(;) by putting the following 
entry in instanceconfig.xm file 


The core problem is not the double quotes, but the alternation.  Some rows have double quotes and others have no double quotes (year 2011).

It is important, that either all rows have double quotes, or no rows have double quotes!



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