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Apr 2018
Jose Antonio Prado
@joseantoprado_twitter
Apr 19 2018 03:36
Sorry, Im back with yet another question/problem. This one is about CSV export. Besides the fact that it took me a while to figure out that now only admins can download a csv with the deployment data, I am failing to acquire the fields/columns that it contains. I have a csv downloaded in december 2017, it has 33 columns for the 600 rows/reports I chose. Perfect. But no more. The csv that I am getting today (for that same deployment, obviously) is not only different but incomplete. It has all the rows, but only 7 columns, and those columns arent even part of the full 33. I have tried really all possible ways of downloading the file, and keep getting same result. After a long day of failing, I have no option but bothering you again, please help me. Thx in advance.
Ushbot
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Apr 19 2018 04:13

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Ushbot
@ushbot
Apr 19 2018 09:40
[David Losada, Ushahidi] joseantoprado , I know there have been changes in the way CSV files are generated, but I’m not sure what exactly those were . I’ll try to get some clarity on it. Are there some particular columns that you are missing? I’m guessing maybe categories/tags ?
[Angela Oduor Lungati, Ushahidi] Hey Joseantoprado, apologies about the confusion. Yes, as @davidlosada just mentioned, we just rolled out some fixes to the CSV export feature, which includes Grouped multi-value fields make it easier to view lists of data in 1 column. This explains why you now have less columns in your file. Do you still have your 600 data points on it?
Ushbot
@ushbot
Apr 19 2018 09:56
[Angela Oduor Lungati, Ushahidi] Luis Hernando, thanks so much for sharing! :)
[Angela Oduor Lungati, Ushahidi] Hope you're well!
Jose Antonio Prado
@joseantoprado_twitter
Apr 19 2018 11:52
Thank you @tuxpiper and @aoduor. That multi-value fields thing sounds like a cool improvement. I did search for any new documentation on the subject before bothering here, but had no luck. Yes Angela, I have the correct amount of rows in the new csv, I just dont understand where is the rest of the data. Am I understanding correctly from your comment that it is somehow encoded in this very csv? Maybe you could point me to some notes explaining how to dig for it? Thank you and greetings from Bolivia!
Jeanne McIntosh, PhD
@jeanne_phd_twitter
Apr 19 2018 23:40
new to platform, got error message when trying to set up first deploy on free option. not a geek.