What is a CSV file?
CSV file, also known as comma separated values file, stores data in a table structured format. Files have a .csv extension. Design of the CSV file looks like a spreadsheet, values in columns are separated by a comma from other values arranged in columns.
Microsoft Excel, Open Office Calc or another spreadsheet program can read and work with CSV file. Compared to Excel file, in CSV file user is able to create just one sheet or there is not an option to style a row.
Frequently asked questions
What is CSV file used for?
A CSV file is a comma-separated values file, which allows data to be stored in a tabular format.
How can I open a CSV file?
A CSV file can be opened in a text editor, such as Notepad or TextEdit.
How can I convert a CSV file?
Some methods for converting a CSV file include using a text editor to save the file as a different format, using a CSV converter tool, or writing a script to convert the file.