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Re: Why does StrongED open CSVfiles

On 12 Feb 2020  "Richard Torrens (lists)" <Lists@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> In article <fd32124158.pnyoung@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
>    Peter Young <pnyoung@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> I posted elsewhere that CSV files that I've created in StrongED open in
>> StrongED. However I also export CSV files from address books in
>> Organizer to use to send MailMerge emails using ImpEmail, and these
>> files open Fireworkz with the data in a spreadsheet. The only
>> difference between the files is that the ones from Organizer tend to
>> have a first line saying for instance, First name,Surname, Email.
>> However, I can't see how that would make any difference as to how the
>> computer would know which app to open the file with.

> It may be relevant as StrongED examines the start of the file to see what
> is in them.

Aye, there's the rub. The only difference I can see between CSV files that 
I create and the ones that Organiser creates for the purpose of MailMerge 
is in the first line of the file. For MailMerge it's something like "First 
name,Surname,Email" (without the quotes) and these tend to load Fireworkz 
or PipeDream. However, yesterday I created a dummy CSV with that as the 
first line, and that loads into StrongED

> You did not say what mode StrongED uses.

BaseMode, with the filetype CSV (dfe).

Best wishes,


Peter Young (zfc Hg) and family
Prestbury, Cheltenham, Glos. GL52, England