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SplitCommaSeparatedValuesMBS(text as string, delimiter as string = "", quote as string = "") as string()

Type Topic Plugin Version macOS Windows Linux iOS Targets
global method String MBS Util Plugin 11.3 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes All
Splits a string with CSV values.
// 1. read a CSV file:

Var file as FolderItem = SpecialFolder.Desktop.Child("test.csv")
Var t as TextInputStream =

// use right encoding for your file!
t.Encoding = encodings.MacRoman

while not t.EOF
Var line as string = t.ReadLine
Var items() as string = SplitCommaSeparatedValuesMBS(line)

// process items array

// 2. compare with split:

Var test as string = "Hello,""World,test"",end"

Var a() as string = split(test, ",")
Var b() as string = SplitCommaSeparatedValuesMBS(test, ",")

MsgBox Join(a,EndOfLine)+EndOfLine+EndOfLine+Join(b,EndOfLine)

This function is better for CSV data than the Split function as it handles quoted text right.
For 17.5 we rewrote this function. Now auto detects the delimiter (comma or semicolon) if none passed. Default quote character is " if nothing is passed. Please only one character for delimiter.

Version 18.0 can detect tab character, too.

Some examples using this global method:

Some FAQ entries about this method:

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