Is there supposed to be a difference between the CSV and Excel downloads?

Is there supposed to be a difference between the CSV and Excel downloads?

marcwmarcw Posts: 18Questions: 4Answers: 0

Both seem to save as CSV. In which case, one of the buttons is redundant.

http://debug.datatables.net/oyofug

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  • allanallan Posts: 52,515Questions: 1Answers: 8,014 Site admin
    edited November 2014 Answer ✓

    Almost. The Excel output is UTF16-LE with a BOM, which Excel quite likes (nothing else does!). The CSV output is UTF8 without a BOM.

    Eventually I'll write a proper XLSX exporter - but just haven't had the time yet!

    Allan

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