How to save an excel file as CSV with semi-colon as data separator?

We are creating a flat data file to load the flat file data to our BW system with Excel.  When we save the file, there are three kinds of CSV types for selecting from the "Save as type" list box:
CSV (Comma delimited)
CSV (Macintosh)
There is no CSV (semi colon delimited) type.  If we pick CSV (Comma delimted) as the type, then when clicking the "Preview ..." picture icon under the "DataSource/Trans. Structure" tab of the InfoSource for this flat file (with the CSV radio button checked the Data separator default is ";"), the File Upload Preview window shows the data is messed up that some columns of the excel flat file are combined into one column.
Since the save type we picked is "CSV (Comma delimited)", then we try to change the default Data separator from ";" to "," in the preview selection screen, but still not helpful!
How to resolve the above problem?

Hi Kevin,
This "," is defined in your windows setting. If you want to have ";" as separator then go to control Panel, select Regional Options, go to Numbers Tab and define the List separator as ";". After that when you will save your excel file as CSV(MS-DOS) it will have ";" as separator. This will make sure that the amounts are not broken in to two different fields while loading.
Else if you keep "," as separator then you can also go into the Excel and define all number fields as Number without thousand separator.
Let me know if you have any doubts in this.

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