Option to modify the delimiter while creating a CSV file
This is needed.
How is this not a feature yet? How does it only have 8 votes? Is there another Idea I'm not finding?
I've seen lots of threads around asking for this, and another batch of multiple threads just trying to come up with a workaround (mostly unsuccessfully).
Please, get this somewhere, this should've been in the Create CSV on launch day.
@nihkel - This is how I worked around it. It's a bit of hackery using replace functions.https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Building-Flows/Entire-JSON-Object-to-Single-Cell-in-CSV/m-p/6032...
@Anonymous Thanks for the suggestion!
I was thinking o a similar way in order to use ';' as delimiter, but I'll make sure to give your approach a try.I appreciate the help 🙂
If you intend to do this with the data contained in a SharePoint List, you could :1) Get your elements with the SP connector;
2) Initialize a string variable with the columns names you would like, e.g. "name;surname;email" and by hitting enter to add a carriage return;
3) Use "Apply to each" on the value element returned by the SP Get elements block;
4) In the apply to each loop, use an "Add to string variable", where the content would be the dynamic fields extracted from SP, separated with ";" and with a carriage return at the end of the line (hit enter)
Then you can add your string variable as the content of an attachment for instance.
Hope this helps !
just for future reference in case someone needs it.
This was my final approach to this, and it does serve my original purpose of picking the separator I want for the CSV output.
Thank you all for the help and suggestions, you rock!