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Roblexx
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How do you add single double quote " in front and after the value in CSV file?

I need CSV file with all columns and values in double quotes, like this: "test"

I tried to use Concat, Replace, toText. For some reason Power Automate always  interprets one double quote as three double quotes in output.

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Thanks!

  

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Again, it's tough to help without much information in the question post. Really need to see what's coming in and how you're getting to this point. I mean, it sounds like it's already almost coming in at a decent enough place to go straight to CSV ... but let's crack on ...

 

From a rough guess, though, you could try this in your value fields ...

 

if(
  startsWith(
   item(), 
   '"'
  ),
  item(),
  string(
    item()
  )
)

 

 

Or you can try just running your CSV creation output in another Compose action through this expression:

 

replace(
    body('Create_CSV_table_2'),
    '"""',
    '"'
)

 

I've tested this as working.

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Don't worry, @Roblexx, it's not doing that, it's just putting double quotes around the items that you're also bringing in.

 

So often PA will see that you're trying to bring in a string, and it will place the quotes around it. The trick is identifying where it's doing that, and not using additional ones.

 

In terms of making a Select, if you are presenting a string (which a concat will always do) it will place double quotes around it. If you wish the value to be represented as an integer, either put the value in without anything, or wrap it in an int() function.

 

So, for example, where you have:

 

concat('"', item()?'Wholesaler'], '"')

 

It's wrapping its own double quotes around the 'Wholesaler' value, then an additional set around whatever you're putting in there. Does that make sense?

 

You also don't need to put the Key entries in quotes, it will do that for you.

 

In short, when you're using the 'easy' inputs, just take it easy. 😉

 

The stuff you're doing, though, will really bring you joy in the future, though for other stuff!

Roblexx
New Member

Well, I am not sure I guess what I have to do, because if I dont add quotes, then I get CSV file where string variables are without quotes. I need quotes due to import interface, they can't be missing.


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Again, it's tough to help without much information in the question post. Really need to see what's coming in and how you're getting to this point. I mean, it sounds like it's already almost coming in at a decent enough place to go straight to CSV ... but let's crack on ...

 

From a rough guess, though, you could try this in your value fields ...

 

if(
  startsWith(
   item(), 
   '"'
  ),
  item(),
  string(
    item()
  )
)

 

 

Or you can try just running your CSV creation output in another Compose action through this expression:

 

replace(
    body('Create_CSV_table_2'),
    '"""',
    '"'
)

 

I've tested this as working.

Thanks for your response! I got lots of errors, so I needed to create some parts new, but in the end it works!

With Compose action it did create output with just one quote for each value! Would not have done it without Your help!

 

Thanks!

I had a similar problem today where I had to create CSV header with "" and managed to resolve it with the Compose step. Thanks for your reply

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