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I am trying to export the packet list information, to include the packet data, to a CSV file. In the Packet Details view, I have right-clicked on the expanded Data element and selected 'Apply as Column'.

- Data (57 bytes)
    Data: 39000000000000003152415200000000420d000000000000...   <-- this is what I right-clicked
    [Length: 57]

Looking at the column preferences, I see a new column of Custom type named 'Data' that uses the field name of ''. Here's what I see in the 'Data' column for the selected packet:


When I export the Packet Dissections as CSV, the 'Data' column has just this exact text, but I really want the full data, i.e., without the ellipsis.

Is there a way to achieve this? I'm using Wireshark v1.12.0.

asked 13 Aug '14, 13:47

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Matt Davis
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edited 13 Aug '14, 13:48

This question seems to be VERY similar to what I'm asking.

(13 Aug '14, 13:50) Matt Davis

I am also looking to do something like this. Did you figure out a way to do it?

(16 Sep '14, 09:45) adercott

Unfortunately I have no idea about the GUI issue with the shortened output, but if your main focus is dumping the data into a text/csv file I'd recommend using tshark with the -Tfields option to select and dump the columns of interest and eventually modifying the output to fit your needs.

e.g. tshark -r trace1.pcap -Tfields -e frame.number -e ip.src -e ip.dst -e > output.txt

will dump the requeted fields (coloumns) into a text file seperated by I think a TAB space. If you want to you can easily change that by adding the -E separator= flag so that the output will be separated by a comma or another character of your choice.

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answered 17 Sep '14, 08:44

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Thanks, @Landi. I wish I could get answer about the UI, but in lieu of a better answer (i.e., at least one), I'll accept this one. ;)

(17 Sep '14, 17:05) Matt Davis
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