I am trying to import a .csv file that contains commas in the data.

I tried to import it using Data Import Wizard using a tab as a separator but the Data Import Wizard doesn't detect the sublime text tab.

Is there a way to escape the comma when using comma as a separator?

  • There is no way to escape a coma.
    – Adrian Larson
    Commented Jun 1, 2017 at 14:53
  • @AdrianLarson I know you can't "escape" a comma, but if you wrap the field in double quotes as per the rfc this should solve the problem. Commented Jun 1, 2017 at 15:41
  • @JesseMilburn OP wrote coma, not comma. I edited the post for clarity.
    – Adrian Larson
    Commented Jun 1, 2017 at 15:44

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Fields with embedded commas must be delimited with double-quote characters. From documentation

the problem is that there is no unique standard for csv format. So the only option to read comma is to enclose it with double-quote

  1. Fields containing line breaks (CRLF), double quotes, and commas should be enclosed in double-quotes.

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