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    Importing General Ledger Journal into Pastel Xpress V 12

    I have tried to import the attached file, and the error message I get is
    Line 1: date must be in the format DD/MM/YYYY
    Line 1: Invalid date
    Line 1: GDC field must be G, D or C.

    From what I can see, the file complies with this.



    Can anyone point out where have gone wrong please?

    import to gl.csv

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    Perhaps it is expecting a "," as the delimiter, as opposed to a";"?

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    Thanks for your help Clive.
    Perhaps it is because I am using Windows 8.

    Your suggestion helps me correct line 1, then I get all the same errors for lines 2-53.
    I have tried a number of things, even one a time, but I cannot get this to work.

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    Stevie, access the Windows 8 equivalent of control Panel, then Region and Language, then Additional Settings
    On the Numbers tab, change the List Seperator to a comma, the recreate that import file.

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    Hi Stevie,

    Sorry about the delay in responding - I was too busy taking photographs over the weekend!

    Clive is correct - your CSV file format is incorrect. I have attached a sample one-line GL journal for you to look at. A tip: if you want to make sure that you use the correct format, manually create a single line entry in Pastel and then export the batch to a file, with CSV as the file extension. Also, don't include any double-quotation marks in your CSV file, i.e. "

    In Windows 8, over and above what Clive suggested, on the same Regional Settings screen, change the decimal symbol from a comma to a full stop and repeat the two edits in the Currency tab. Also make sure that your system is set to English South Africa.
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    Brilliant.

    Thanks so much for all you input.

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    date must be in the format DD/MM/YYYY

    whats wrong with the csv file i have attached? Im getting "date must be in the format DD/MM/YYYY" error msg.
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    A shot in the dark here, but I've had a little experience with date fields mucking around for the strangest reasons -
    Check the short date format in your Regional Settings is set to dd/MM/yyyy
    (Assuming Windows 7 - Start > Control Panel > Region and Language )
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    Importing a CSV file into Pastel

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave A View Post
    A shot in the dark here, but I've had a little experience with date fields mucking around for the strangest reasons -
    Check the short date format in your Regional Settings is set to dd/MM/yyyy
    (Assuming Windows 7 - Start > Control Panel > Region and Language )

    Sure i checked that and my date format is dd/MM/yyyy. I dont see where im going wrong.

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    I've had a look at your CSV file and the problem is that you have a blank row in between the rows with data.

    If you delete the blank rows, it should import fine.
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