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opencsv in java ignores backslash in a field value

I am reading a csv file using opencsv.

I am ignoring the first line of; the csv file is tab separated with some values enclosed in double quotes.

The problem occurs when I read the values of a column that has the ” character, this is stripped out of the value.

reader = new CSVReader(new FileReader(exchFileObj),'t','"',1);

For example in original file:

address = 1291buenosaires   

It becomes as:

address = 1291buenosiares

In the string array that csvreader generates. How do I modify it to be able to read the ” character also?


CSVReader also has a parser builder via which you can set the escape character to use. If you use that and set the escape character to something you don’t use you will get the backslash character in your input.