Article ID 1388
Article Title HOWTO: Getting the list separator for your Windows locale
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KBase Category Visual DataFlex
Date Created 05/27/2001
Last Edit Date 08/18/2010

Article Text
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
   String sSeparator
   Integer iRetval

   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!

Contributed By:
Vincent Oorsprong
Company: Data Access Worldwide
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