Formatting CSV Files

Currently, EverTrue only accepts CSV (comma-separated values) files. Tab or pipe delimited files are not accepted. 

File Formats

  • File must be CSV (comma-separated values).
    • See Comma Separated Values
    • We adopt the RFC 4180 standard.
      • Fields containing line breaks, double quotes, and commas should be enclosed in double quotes. 
      • If double quotes are used to enclose fields, then a double quote appearing inside a field must be escaped by preceding it with another double quote. 
  • File must use CRLF or LF newline EOL markers (unix standard or MS-DOS).
  • File must be UTF8 encoded.
    • Encoding a file is different for every database.  For most databases, it is possible to set the encoding of your file when you are exporting. It can be selected as a setting, along with the file type.  In other instances, this may require additional programming to set the encoding or manual tweaking after the fact.  Unfortunately, a few databases do not allow this type of encoding, but most of the time it can be done post-export.
  • File can be compressed when using SFTP.  We support zip or gzip compression (.zip or .gz), and recommend compressing all files before uploading.

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