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Convert exvel to CSV UTF-8

Hello everyone,


I just create a flow to convert current excel value to csv file and it works, but I need it to be output in CSV UTF-8 format, is there any way it can be done??





Hi there.  I found a couple of options that might work depending on your comfort level and access:

  1. It looks like we might be able to use Python to encode the csv to UTF-8, which means we can call an Azure Function to run that (maybe)...I'm not a dev, just putting together some things I've seen.
  2. I also found a similar solution using PowerShell - 
    Get-Content .\test.txt | Set-Content -Encoding utf8 test-utf8.txt
  3. Since you can do the conversion in Excel, also, this might be a good opportunity for a UI Flow.  You'd need it to run on a local machine, but it's a solution.

Let us know what you think of those.  Maybe there are some other ideas floating around.




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Advocate I

If your .csv file shows broken characters instead of Chinese, it is because the encoded file does not include BOM for UTF-8. So, please add 3 BOM characters as below. It will show the text normally in excel.

Thanks for your reply, but after I add the 3 BOM characters, it still can't output correctly, seems nothing change in the contents.




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@masaustin  any update on this?

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