Article ID 1388 Article Title HOWTO: Getting the list separator for your Windows locale Article URL http://www.dataaccess.com/KBasePublic/KBPrint.asp?ArticleID=1388 KBase Category Visual DataFlex Date Created 05/27/2001 Last Edit Date 08/18/2010
How to get the listseparator - in use by programs like MS-Excel to separate field values in a CSV file - from your Windows locale.
Use the following code:
Define LOCALE_SLIST For |CI$0000000C // list item separator
// Character(s) used to separate list items. For example, a comma is used in
// many locales. The maximum number of characters allowed for this string is 4.
Function LocaleListSeparator Returns String
Move (GetLocaleInfo (LOCALE_USER_DEFAULT, LOCALE_SLIST, 0, 0)) To iRetval
ZeroString iRetval To sSeparator
Move (GetLocaleInfo (LOCALE_USER_DEFAULT, LOCALE_SLIST, AddressOf (sSeparator), iRetval)) To iRetVal
Function_Return (Cstring (sSeparator))
The listseparator in use by DataFlex and Visual DataFlex for CSV file (readable via the READ command) is always a comma!
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