I have successfully used csvsimple to import .csv files. But I would like to have commas as number separators, so I modified the .csv file to use semicolons as separators and as csvsimple manual says, I defined it with separator=semicolon like this

\begin{tabular}{c|c c|c}%
  & \bfseries A & \bfseries B & \\\hline
  \csvreader[head to column names, late after line=\\, separator=semicolon]%
  {\bfseries\cat & \A & \B & \acc\%}%

but I keep getting error ! Package pgfkeys Error: I do not know the key '/csv/separator' and I am going to ignore it.

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    Hi, and welcome to TeX.sx. Can you please turn this into a complete compilable document that produces the error. When I construct such an example, it works. – Alan Munn Jun 21 '14 at 1:04
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    What version of csvsimple are you using? According to the CHANGES file, separator was introduced in version 1.07. – Nicola Talbot Jun 21 '14 at 17:17
  • Package: csvsimple 2012/11/08 version 1.06 LaTeX CSV file processing. you are right. I knew, that the version is quite new from last year, but I didn't realize that Ubuntu 13.10 has older versions in repositories... thanks – betatester07 Jun 23 '14 at 11:27

I used /csv/separator=semicolon instead of separator=semicolon and it worked.

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    Please add a compilable MWE for an easy proof of the op. That's the usual way here to make an good answer. Welcome! – Mensch Feb 26 '16 at 21:17
  • Thank you. But I don't get it, can you explain? – Nicholas Feb 29 '16 at 12:51
  • Worked for me. Thanks! – Erel Segal-Halevi Jan 24 '20 at 11:24

Maybe this helps:

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a2; "b21 and b22";c2;d2


\begin{tabular}{c|c c|c}%
  & \bfseries \A & \bfseries \B & \\\hline
   \bfseries \C & Y & Z 
  • This doesn't really answer the question, which deals with the csvsimple package, not datatool. Since both are fine packages, it's not clear that suggesting someone switch is really appropriate. – Alan Munn Jun 21 '14 at 1:06

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