Delimiter value appears as data

Delimiters do not appear as part of the actual data. For example, if the delimiter is specified as a comma, the comma in the following text item would be considered a delimiter, rather than part of the data itself:

Tom Smith, Jr.

If the data does contain the delimiter value, there are ways to format the data so that both the data and the delimiter are distinguishable. For example, text items can be enclosed in quotation marks. Or, a release character may be used. For information about release characters, see "Release Characters".