@ziegenberg opened this Pull Request on April 9th 2021 First_time_contributor


FIXES #17441.

Escape the first column in CSV exports because it might contain a date span, and the date span will contain a comma.

If a test to prevent regressions is desired, I would need help with implementing that.

Note: As soon PHP 8 is the required minimum escaping could be limited with str_contains().


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@ziegenberg commented on April 9th 2021

Ready for review.

@ziegenberg commented on April 9th 2021

I did not run the tests locally and they might need to be updated.

@sgiehl commented on April 9th 2021 Member

Wondering if it might make sense to use a method like this to build a correctly escaped CSV string

function convertArrayToCSV($data) {
    $fh = fopen('php://temp', 'rw');
    fputcsv($fh, array_keys(current($data)));

    foreach ($data as $row) {
        fputcsv($fh, $row);
    $csv = stream_get_contents($fh);

    return $csv;

Haven't tested it though, but could maybe prevent other issues with CSV.

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