I need to export a GeoPackage file from QGIS 3.2 as CSV file. The GeoPackage contains two fields: UID as Integer and S_SCH as String (yes, it really is a string). It looks like:

654321 0920056
1256897 0920058

When I export this as CSV, QGIS adds thousand separators to the Integer field:


How can I prevent QGIS from doing this? I need it as plain Integer without any separators, just like in the original GeoPackage.

Note this is about exporting a CSV from QGIS, not about importing as all the questions I found so far. Exporting a .csvt won't help here as long as there are still separators in the integer field.

  • Could you try a more recent version of QGIS? I don't seem to have this issue on v3.8.
    – Joseph
    Commented Jul 19, 2019 at 10:08

2 Answers 2


I don't reproduce this behaviour with QGIS 3.4.8 ... Nevertheless the separator (in the .csv export) appear when the "show thousand separator" checkbox is checked in Options / General ...

  • For QGIS 3.2 see my own answer. However, for newer versions this is the correct answer.
    – MrXsquared
    Commented Jul 21, 2019 at 11:42

I can now confirm this is a QGIS 3.2 specific bug. This Problem does not exist in QGIS 2.18.15, 3.4.2 and 3.8.0.

The checkbox "Show thousands separator" in "Settings -> General" does not exist in QGIS 3.2. However, in newer versions unchecking it can solve this issue.

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