Importing Items with Commas anywhere in description automatically adding Quotation marks " " at both ends of the description.

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Importing Items with Commas anywhere in description automatically adding Quotation marks " " at both ends of the description.

Hi,

 

Whenever we import item data that has a comma , anywhere in the decription text, Myob is automatically adding " " Quotation marks at both ends of the description text.

 

Can this be avoided or do I have to change any comma symbols in my descriptions to another symbol like a dash - to avoid the Quotation marks appearing.

 

"100 Custom Printed Appliance Boxes, One (1) Colour "

 

This used to happen in V19 also.

 

Thanks

 

Nathan

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Re: Importing Items with Commas anywhere in description automatically adding Quotation marks " " at both ends of the description.

Imports in MYOB generally don't like commas or characters in general.   I normally do a find and replace and replace the commas with a space and then import in the data


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Re: Importing Items with Commas anywhere in description automatically adding Quotation marks " " at both ends of the description.

Hi @nduro 

 

Its not MYOB that adds these, check your import file using Notepad. You will find if you use a spreadsheet program like excel, when you save as a text format (whether tab delimited or CSV) excel adds the quote marks to ensure the cell contents stay together.

 

So after you create the import file, open in notepad and replace all quote marks with nothing, that should work.

 

Regards

Gavin

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