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Inserting empty placeholder fields in DM export to CSV

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Hello:
I have a custom table with three fields and a custom data entity which has the three fields. The data management export with this entity works fine exporting into a CSV file. However, the format of the CSV I'm trying to match actually has four fields - one of which sits between field 1 and 2. 
 
Entity CSV...
MyField1, MyField2, MyField3
 
Format CSV I'm trying to match...
MyField1, EmptyUnusedField, MyField2, MyField3
 
I don't want to introduce a field into the table and data entity I don't intend on populating so I'm wondering if there's a way to configure the export to add the empty field. I've looked at the map and Entity attribute menu on the export job with no luck so far. 
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    Martin Dráb Profile Picture
    Martin Dráb 225,490 Super User on at
    Inserting empty placeholder fields in DM export to CSV
    You definitely can create a virtual field on the entity (without populating it and without adding any table field), but it's possible you can add an extra column in the source mapping (so you wouldn't need the virtual field either). Take a look there.

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