[EpiData-list] New test versions of EpiData Manager and EpiData EntryClient

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Mon Oct 28 07:24:36 CDT 2013


Den 2013-10-28 10:39 skreiv epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca:
> In regards to b) the main issue is that the delimiter cannot be part
> of the data, not even if it is enclosed in
> quotations. Since a text field in EpiData may contain ANY kind of
> data (that includes all visible UTF-8 characters),
> I chose the vertical bar "|" to be the on LEAST likely to be used as
> part of a text field.

How about using character 0x1E (30) or 0x1F (31) instead.
They were *designed* for precisely this problem:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delimiter#ASCII_delimited_text

-- 
Karl Ove Hufthammer


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