I've written a script to export product data from a cscart database to a CSV file. It works perfectly, however when opened in MS Excel, it parses things such as "12-14" as dates, which shows "Dec 14".
I read http://excel.tips.net/Pages/T003228_Stopping_Date_Parsing_when_Opening_a_CSV_File.html but the client will not be willing to do that - is there any other way in the CSV file itself to force Excel to recognise it as a string.
I've tried wrapping all fields in double quotes, I've tried putting spaces around the hyphen - no luck. Any ideas?