Stop Excel from automatically converting certain text values to dates

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Does anyone know whether I can add a token to my CSV for a certain field to prevent Excel from trying to convert it to a date?

When I try to export an a.csv file from my application, Excel turns one of the entries into a date by default because it closely resembles one. I've tried enclosing all of my text fields in double quotes, including the one that resembles a date, but that had no impact.
Dec 28, 2022 in Others by Kithuzzz
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I've discovered that getting the desired result requires adding a "=" before the double quotes. It requires only text for the data.
answered Dec 29, 2022 by narikkadan
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