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    I’m using latest 15.0.2 and loading some log files i always have this message on output area:
    Inconsistent number of columns detected

    Why ?
    How can i disable it ?

    Yutaka Emura

    Hello blondie63,

    That’s because you are trying to open a CSV file but it contains lines where the number of columns is different from other lines. You can double-click on the message:

    filename (number): Inconsistent number of columns detected.

    and jump to the number’s line of the “filename” file, and correct the line by adding or remove a separator (usually comma).

    If this is not a CSV file, you can simply ignore the message, and either (1) disable CSV detection by going to Configuration Properties – File tab and clear all the CSV files to Detect check boxes, or (2) Customize dialog – CSV tab and clear the “Validate CSV and Output Errors” check box.



    Very strange because i’m reading apache log files..
    Anyway, i’ve deselect csv detection



    I think we have a problem here. Please follow these steps:
    1. Open a blank Excel worksheet
    2. click on A1
    3. Type line1
    4. Press the ALT-Key, and hit the ENTER key
    5. Type line2
    6. Press the ALT-Key, and hit the ENTER key
    7. Type line3
    8. Click on B1
    9. Type line1 hit ENTER
    10. Type line2 hit ENTER
    11. Type line3 hit ENTER

    When I grab A1 through B3 and paste it on EmEditor with Tab separated file, it gives me this error. It should not. I just have 6 cells. 1 cell (A1), has 3 lines; 3 other cells have 1 line. The problem is that EmEditor is not recognizing single cells with multiple lines. This is the representation of this copy and paste on this forum:
    Line3” Line1

    If I paste this on EmEditor, it gives me 3 errors. It’s not an error because it’s a correct Tab separated syntax. Or am I wrong? Thanks for your wonderful tool.



    I am using version 19.1.0 (32-bit). Thanks.


    Yutaka Emura

    Please make sure that Tab-separated CSV definition includes “Allow delimiters in double quotes” and “Allow newlines in double quotes” options enabled. These options are disabled for Tab-separated by default.
    After I enabled these options, I couldn’t reproduce the issue anymore.
    Thank you,

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