that is what i would expect: escaping only works if quoted

On Thu, Oct 27, 2016 at 1:24 PM, Jain, Nishit <> wrote:
Interesting finding: Escaping works if data is quoted but not otherwise.

From: "Jain, Nishit" <>
Date: Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 10:54 AM
To: "" <>
Subject: CSV escaping not working

I am using spark-core version 2.0.1 with Scala 2.11. I have simple code to read a csv file which has \ escapes.

val myDA =

As per documentation \ is default escape for csv reader. But it does not work. Spark is reading \ as part of my data. For Ex: City column in csv file is north rocks\,au . I am expecting city column should read in code as northrocks,au. But instead spark reads it as northrocks\ and moves au to next column.

I have tried following but did not work:

  • Explicitly defined escape .option("escape",”\\")
  • Changed escape to | or : in file and in code
  • I have tried using spark-csv library

Any one facing same issue? Am I missing something?