Unable to produce .CSV files in ADF without surrounding quotation marks

DLPDev 1 Reputation point

Similar issue was also asked here: attempting-to-disable-quote-all-text-option-when-c.html

Currently when trying to use the Copy activity and having a DelimitedText as a sink, it is surrounding all fields with quotation marks. Normally, this could be worked around by changing the settings in the dataset Escape Character and Quote Character to none but it doesn't seem to make a difference.

I've tried manually changing the setting of quoteAllText to false in the JSON for the pipeline, but it now throws this error:

ErrorCode=DelimitedTextInvalidSettings,'Type=Microsoft.DataTransfer.Common.Shared.HybridDeliveryException,Message=QuoteAllText cannot set to false for Copy activity currently.,Source=Microsoft.DataTransfer.ClientLibrary,'... Why?

Is there a workaround? I've tried transforming the data using a data flow but it still adds quotation marks at the sink stage

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  1. svijay-MSFT 5,226 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    Hello @DLPDev ,

    Thanks for the question and using MS Q&A platform.

    There could be a possibility that are comma (,) in between the quoted texts. If this is your case, you could also try changing the delimiter to alternative character.


    Retain the setting Escape Character and Quote Character to none but it doesn't seem to make a difference.

    If this is not your case, can you please provide additional information on Source Datatype & Source Configuration.

    Hope this will help. Please let us know if any further queries.


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