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Paginated Report: CSV export uses wrong thousands separator character with language 'de-CH'

Hi all


We have many paginated reports on our Power BI Server and all are defined with the language 'de-CH':


We have the problem that there is an incorrect thousands separator in the CSV file when exporting to CSV.

Here is an example of an exported CSV file:




This means that in the CSV export, the character 'Right Single Quotation Mark' (HEX E2 80 99) is used as a thousands separator. In Switzerland, however, we use the character HEX 27 (inverted comma) as a thousands separator. As a result, our customers have major problems using the CSV file.


Please fix this bug.


Thanks, regards



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Community Support

Hi @PierreC ,


This is a known design issue with Power BI and engineers are working hard to improve it.


As a workaround. You may change the locale to English (United States).

or you can try replacing the dot (.) with a comma (,) before converting the values to decimal numbers.


For the original post, please see . as thousand separator = wrong 


Best Regards,
Community Support Team _ Caitlyn

If this post helps then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.


Hi Caitlyn

The original post you are referring to is not the same. With the language 'de-CH' a completely wrong character is used, not that of another language.

Change the locale to English (United States) is not a solution for us, all our clients use the locale German Switzerland or French Switzerland. And they don't want to change it because other programs would not work properly (for example excel).

Please just fix it, should really not be a big thing to change the wrong character to the right one.

Thanks, regards

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