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Problems uploading a CSV file in ENVISION US?

If you are having trouble uploading a CSV file into ENVISION, open the file in a text editor like NotePad++ or NotePad. 

Often times, file issues will show up in these programs that will not appear if you open it in Excel.  Excel can sometimes hide fundamental issues with a data file that will prevent it from being read properly. 

As an example, there may be extra characters populating the beginning of the file (from a conversion), or extra columns at the end of the file that will render the file too big for ENVISION to read in.

To fix this, simply delete the extra characters or columns and resave the CSV file in the Text Editor program.

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  • Thanks for the tip.  Sometimes I find that CSV files will report numbers as text as well (that is the nature of a CSV).  This could also pose an issue for someone if you are trying to load in a numeric value and are having problems with the software recognizing it.  Converting the file to Excel will often fix that.

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