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csvclean {{bad.csv}}

csvclean -n {{bad.csv}}


Cleans a CSV file of common syntax errors. Outputs [basename]_out.csv and [basename]_err.csv, the former containing all valid rows and the latter containing all error rows along with line numbers and descriptions:

usage: csvclean [-h] [-d DELIMITER] [-t] [-q QUOTECHAR] [-u {0,1,2,3}] [-b]
                [-p` ESCAPECHAR] [-e ENCODING] [-n]

Fix common syntax errors in a CSV file.

positional arguments:
  FILE                  The CSV file to operate on. If omitted, will accept
                        input on STDIN.

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  -n, --dry-run         If this argument is present, no output will be
                        created. Information about what would have been done
                        will be printed to STDERR.

See also: ../common_arguments.


Test a file with known bad rows:

$ csvclean -n examples/bad.csv

Line 3: Expected 3 columns, found 4 columns
Line 4: Expected 3 columns, found 2 columns


Christopher Groskopf


csvkit 0.9.1 Jul 19, 2016