CSV Export fails due to non ASCII encoding

Bug #909351 reported by dillj on 2011-12-28
This bug affects 4 people
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Bug Description

When trying to export to CSV (I have non-ASCII characters in the data) I get:
 Traceback (most recent call last):
 File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/wxbanker/menubar.py", line 176, in onMenuEvent
 File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/wxbanker/menubar.py", line 280, in onClickExportCsv
 CsvExporter.Export(self.bankController.Model, csvpath)
 File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/wxbanker/csvexporter.py", line 28, in Export
 result = CsvExporter.Generate(model)
 File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/wxbanker/csvexporter.py", line 21, in Generate
 UnicodeEncodeError: 'ascii' codec can't encode character u'\u0143' in position 63: ordinal not in range(128)

As reported here -> https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=55363

dillj (dillj) wrote :

So it seems that this seems to be a python 2 problem. And apperently it's fixed in python 3.


Or the non ASCII characters have to be converted to UTF-8

viq (vicviq) wrote :

(I am the original reporter)
'file' claims that the file from which the initial data was importent claims to be "UTF-8 Unicode text"

Michael Rooney (mrooney) wrote :

Thanks, this should be fixable for sure, I'll see what I can do! It probably needs to be more explicitly using a better encoding such as unicode.

PS I had no idea this was packaged for Arch, awesome :D If there are other bugs please do send them this way!

Changed in wxbanker:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
milestone: none → 0.9
Valter Vicente (vallovic) wrote :

This bug affected me, so I made a bit of search and found out that you just have to change "writer.writerow(row)" to "writer.writerow([row])" and it will work. Now I can export my information!

Explanation: http://stackoverflow.com/a/1816897

Michael Rooney (mrooney) wrote :

Okay, I just pushed a fix for this towards 0.9, it needed proper utf8 encoding and decoding. Valter, your workaround doesn't actually produce what you want, as the row being passed in was already correctly a list, so with your change, it simply exports a string version of the list as a single value.

Changed in wxbanker:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Michael Rooney (mrooney) on 2013-11-20
Changed in wxbanker:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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