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How to save worksheet data as csv file with / without double quotes?

Author: Xiaoyang Last Modified: 2020-12-11

When you export or save a range of data from Excel to csv file, normally, the csv data is not around with double quotes, but, if your cell values are separated by comma or line break, the exported csv data will be around with double quotes. And this article, I will talk about how to save worksheet data as csv file with or without double quotes as you need.

Save worksheet data as csv file with double quotes

Save worksheet data as csv file without double quotes


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To save the normal data as csv file with double quotes, the following VBA code may help you, please do as follows:

1. Hold down the ALT + F11 keys to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. Click Insert > Module, and paste the following code in the Module Window.

VBA code: Save worksheet data as csv file with double quotes:

Sub CSVFile()
'updateby Extendoffice
    Dim xRg As Range
    Dim xRow As Range
    Dim xCell As Range
    Dim xStr As String
    Dim xSep As String
    Dim xTxt As String
    Dim xName As Variant
    On Error Resume Next
    If ActiveWindow.RangeSelection.Count > 1 Then
      xTxt = ActiveWindow.RangeSelection.AddressLocal
    Else
      xTxt = ActiveSheet.UsedRange.AddressLocal
    End If
    Set xRg = Application.InputBox("Please select the data range:", "Kutools for Excel", xTxt, , , , , 8)
    If xRg Is Nothing Then Exit Sub
    xName = Application.GetSaveAsFilename("", "CSV File (*.csv), *.csv")
    xSep = Application.International(xlListSeparator)
    Open xName For Output As #1
    For Each xRow In xRg.Rows
        xStr = ""
        For Each xCell In xRow.Cells
            xStr = xStr & """" & xCell.Value & """" & xSep
        Next
        While Right(xStr, 1) = xSep
            xStr = Left(xStr, Len(xStr) - 1)
        Wend
        Print #1, xStr
    Next
    Close #1
    If Err = 0 Then MsgBox "The file has saved to: " & xName, vbInformation, "Kutools for Excel"
End Sub

3. And then press F5 key to run this code, and a prompt box is popped out to remind you select the data range that you want to save as csv file with double quotes, see screenshot:

doc save csv with quotes 1

4. Then click OK button, and a Save As window is appeared, please specify the file name and location, and then click Save button, see screenshot:

doc save csv with quotes 2

5. And a Kutools for Excel’s prompt box is popped out to remind you the new csv file has been saved into your specified location, see screenshot:

doc save csv with quotes 3

6. Click OK to close the dialog, and now, when you open your new csv file, all the data are surrounded by the double quotes as following screenshot shown:

doc save csv with quotes 4


arrow blue right bubble Save worksheet data as csv file without double quotes

If your data are separated by comma, line break in a cell, when you save the data as csv file, the data will be surrounded by the double quotes as following shown:

doc save csv with quotes 5

To save the data as csv file without the double quotes, please apply the following VBA code.

1. Hold down the ALT + F11 keys to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. Click Insert > Module, and paste the following code in the Module Window.

VBA code: Save worksheet data as csv file without double quotes:

Sub Export()
'updateby Extendoffice
    Dim xRg As Range
    Dim xRow As Range
    Dim xCell As Range
    Dim xStr As String
    Dim xTxt As String
    Dim xName As Variant
    On Error Resume Next
    If ActiveWindow.RangeSelection.Count > 1 Then
      xTxt = ActiveWindow.RangeSelection.AddressLocal
    Else
      xTxt = ActiveSheet.UsedRange.AddressLocal
    End If
    Set xRg = Application.InputBox("Please select data range:", "Kutools for Excel", xTxt, , , , , 8)
    If xRg Is Nothing Then Exit Sub
    xName = Application.GetSaveAsFilename("", "CSV File (*.csv), *.csv")
    Open xName For Output As #1
    For Each xRow In xRg.Rows
        xStr = ""
        For Each xCell In xRow.Cells
            xStr = xStr & xCell.Value & Chr(9)
        Next
        While Right(xStr, 1) = Chr(9)
            xStr = Left(xStr, Len(xStr) - 1)
        Wend
        Print #1, xStr
    Next
    Close #1
    If Err = 0 Then MsgBox "The file has saved to: " & xName, vbInformation, "Kutools for Excel"
End Sub

3. Then press F5 key to run this code, and a prompt box is popped out to remind you select the data range that you want to save as csv without double quotes, see screenshot:

doc save csv with quotes 6

4. Click OK button, and a Save As window is displayed, please specify a file name and location for your new csv file, see screenshot:

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5. And then click Save button, a Kutools for Excel’s prompt box is popped out to tell you the new csv file has been saved into your specified location, see screenshot:

doc save csv with quotes 8

6. Click OK to close the dialog, and, when you open your new csv file, the double quotes surrounded with data are removed as following screenshot shown:

doc save csv with quotes 9

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Super simple and straight forward! Saved the day for me. Much appreciated.
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Caso deseje apenas salva todo o Excel em csv *sem aspas* conforme eu, segue sugestão:

Sub Exportar_CSV()

Application.ScreenUpdating = False

'Seleciona a guia Extract do Excel depois a célula A1
Sheets("Extract").Select
Range("A1").Select

'Iniciar exportação txt via Print com texto exato mostrado em tela sem erro das aspas

Dim Path As String
Dim FileNumber As Integer
Dim LR As Integer
Dim LC As Integer

Dim k As Integer
Dim i As Integer

LR = Worksheets("Extract").Cells(Rows.Count, 1).End(xlUp).Row
LC = Worksheets("Extract").Cells(1, Columns.Count).End(xlToLeft).Column

Path = ThisWorkbook.Path & "\Extract " & Format(Now(), "ddmmyyyy-hhmmss") & ".csv"
FileNumber = FreeFile

Open Path For Output As FileNumber

For k = 1 To LR

For i = 1 To LC

If i <> LC Then
Print #FileNumber, Cells(k, i),
Else
Print #FileNumber, Cells(k, i)
End If

Next i

Next k

Close FileNumber


' Caso deseja abrir o notepad imediatamente para conferir o txt gerado só retirar a linha comentada abaixo:


'Shell "notepad.exe " & Path, vbNormalFocus



Application.ScreenUpdating = True

MsgBox "Extract*.txt salvo na pasta onde abriu este Excel!"

End Sub
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Sub Exportar_TXT()



Application.ScreenUpdating = False



'Seleciona a guia Extract do Excel depois a célula A1
Sheets("Extract").Select
Range("A1").Select

'Iniciar exportação txt via Print com texto exato mostrado em tela sem erro das aspas

Dim Path As String
Dim FileNumber As Integer
Dim LR As Integer
Dim LC As Integer

Dim k As Integer
Dim i As Integer

LR = Worksheets("Extract").Cells(Rows.Count, 1).End(xlUp).Row
LC = Worksheets("Extract").Cells(1, Columns.Count).End(xlToLeft).Column

Path = ThisWorkbook.Path & "\Extract " & Format(Now(), "ddmmyyyy-hhmmss") & ".csv"
FileNumber = FreeFile

Open Path For Output As FileNumber

For k = 1 To LR

For i = 1 To LC

If i <> LC Then
Print #FileNumber, Cells(k, i),
Else
Print #FileNumber, Cells(k, i)
End If

Next i

Next k

Close FileNumber


' Caso deseja abrir o notepad imediatamente para conferir o txt gerado só retirar a linha comentada abaixo:


'Shell "notepad.exe " & Path, vbNormalFocus



Application.ScreenUpdating = True

MsgBox "Extract*.txt salvo na pasta onde abriu este Excel!"

End Sub
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Thank you so much for this. I've been trying to figure out how to put double quotes around my file for 3 days!
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