Re: Add Quotation Marks to Data in a file

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg69764] Re: Add Quotation Marks to Data in a file*From*: dh <dh at metrohm.ch>*Date*: Fri, 22 Sep 2006 01:04:45 -0400 (EDT)*References*: <eetvns$at8$1@smc.vnet.net>

Hi John, read the files as text. Add quotes and write the new file: t=Import["d:/tmp/t.txt","Lines"]; t=StringInsert[#,"\"",{9,14}]& /@ t; Export["d:/tmp/t1.txt",t,"Lines"]; For more complicated cases, you may use StringReplace instead of StringInsert. Daniel OHN ERB wrote: > I have a comma-separated file (CSV) that looks like > > Circle, 6 x 6, 5, 0.23 > Circle, 7 x 7, 5, 0.29 > ... > > How do I add quotation marks around the second element > so that when I export the data to an CSV file, I get > > Circle, "6 x 6", 5, 0.23 > Circle, "7 x 7", 5, 0.29 > ... > > Thank you > John C. Erb >