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  • UTF-8 encoding should be used
    • This ensures that special characters can be decoded by users
  • No line breaks within cells
    • This can break parsing in software like Excel, introducing data integrity issues
    • There are many ways to remove and detect line breaks, but this can vary based on how you're extracting data

Considerations for categorical variables

Character case

Text should be presented in the easiest to interpret/read format where appropriate.

Title case

  • Address String
  • Categories when either the source system presents them this way or it is easy to interpret from the source

Upper case

  • Acronyms - e.g - PSA (Park Service Area)
  • States - e.g. CA

Lower case

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