When importing a CSV file, the column position shifts unexpectedly


When importing a CSV file, you might face the problem of the imported columns’ positions shifting unexpectedly.


To address this issue, follow these steps:

  1. Inspect the CSV file and locate the header row, typically found in the first line.



  1. Ensure that there is no trailing whitespace at the end of the header row. This can cause misalignment of columns during the import process.
  2. If you find any trailing whitespace, remove it from the header row.
  3. Also, check if the # of columns matches between the header (i.e. first) row and other rows. If not, correct the header row and make sure the number of columns matches.
  4. Save the modified CSV file.
  5. Retry the import process, and the columns should retain their correct positions.