How to Change CSV Export Delimiter


Would you like to change the CSV export delimiter from a comma to something else? WPForms makes this super simple and all you need is a bit of PHP. This tutorial will walk you through how you would change the default , to something else for exporting your form entries.

By default, CSV exports of WPForms entry data will be separated by a comma. However, some systems that accept CSV data may require an alternate delimiter format.


In the example below, we’ll be modifying the CSV separator symbol to be a semicolon instead of a comma.

To add this snippet to your site, you can review this documentation.

For the purpose of this specific snippet, we recommend that you add the snippet by either creating a site-specific custom plugin or using the Insert Headers and Footers – Code Snippets by WPCode plugin as mentioned in this documentation.

 * Filters the delimiter used in CSV exports of form entries.
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function wpf_dev_pro_admin_entries_export_configuration( $configuration ) {

	$configuration[ 'csv_export_separator' ] = ';';

        return $configuration;


add_filter( 'wpforms_pro_admin_entries_export_configuration', 'wpf_dev_pro_admin_entries_export_configuration', 10, 1 );

Changing the CSV delimiter from a comma to a semicolon

For best results, avoid using spaces or text for the separator.

And that’s it! You’ve successfully changed the delimiter! Would you like to know how to display a count of how many visitors have completed your form? Take a look at our article on How to Display Entry Submissions Count for a Specific Form.

Filter reference: wpforms_pro_admin_entries_export_configuration