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CSV export on multilevel content

CSV export on multilevel content

CSV export on multilevel content

So, this is not really a c# question but as I am going to create a CSV file or similar from c# I post this here anyway.

I have some data that end user wants in a CSV file. Each entry has a parent node data and zero or more child node data. For example, parent node might contain

Name, Id, Date

While child node might contain:

Name, ChildId

So, what I am searching for, is that if there is standard to represent multi level data in CSV. I mean, in XML I can easily create sub nodes but what is the best way to do this in CSV so I can create a script that extract this data without any confusion of what is parent and child data?

In XML this might look like:


<Parent Name="name1">
<Child Name="ChildName1"></Child>
<Child Name="ChildName2"></Child>

<Parent Name="name2">
<Child Name="ChildName1"></Child>
<Child Name="ChildName2"></Child>

RE: CSV export on multilevel content


Include a field that identifies each record type, where, for instance the parent level might be identified as 1 and the child as 2 and some other detail level type might be 3, etc.


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for a NUANCE!tongue

RE: CSV export on multilevel content

Ok, thanks for the suggestion!

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