Configuring the Export File

To the right of the field list are options for the export file. CDM+ supports delimited text files and text files with one field per line, useful for single field exports. 

You will need to select a delimiter when using a delimited text file. In a delimited text file, data is represented with a delimiter separating data values and a return separating records. The two most common delimiters are tabs and commas, although CDM+ also allows you to use a custom delimiter. 

NOTE: Tab-delimited text files are often referred to as tab-separated values files and may appear with a .tsv extension. Comma-delimited text files are often referred to as comma-separated values files and may appear with a .csv extension. CDM+ uses a .txt extension by default, but you may change this to .tsv, .csv, or any other extension you like.

You also have the option of exporting a header row, which is a row at the start of the export with field names for values. A header row helps you identify what data each column holds. Check Include Header Row to export a header row.

You may wish to export your data with double quotes surrounding each field value, as some programs prefer this format. Check Encapsulate Fields with Quotes to do so.