Slowly learning Feeds

Feeds is (are?) a handy module for importing great tracks of table information. It likes CSV (Comma Separated Values) and it is very, very, very picky about how those values are prepared. Turns out, there are a ton of different kinds of variable width encoding format versions of UTF8. Turns out, Feeds doesn’t like any of the kinds that Excel (on a Mac) kicks out. Turns out that you get little square indentations on your forehead when you beat your face against a keyboard. I downloaded Text Wrangler to, um, wrangle (which I think means to argue with?) Anyway, I argued with it good. I got it to work after a long battle which I will post the details when I can get it to work again. At some point I was given PHPMyAdmin to use and it helps a little bit, but that is a whole ‘nother learning curve.

The secret is to make sure everything is in quotes.
The secret is to make sure everything is in quotes.

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