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.CSV File Extension

File TypeComma Separated Values File

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This file is saved in a plain text format. You can open and view the contents of this file using a text editor.

What is a CSV file?

A CSV file is a comma separated values file commonly used by spreadsheet programs such as Microsoft Excel or OpenOffice Calc. It contains plain text data sets separated by commas with each new line in the CSV file representing a new database row and each database row consisting of one or more fields separated by a comma. CSV files are often opened by spreadsheet programs to be organized into cells or used for transferring data between databases.

More Information

The CSV data exchange format is supported by a large amount of personal, business, and scientific programs. Because of its wide support the format is especially useful in transferring tabular data between programs.

The file is also helpful for transferring data saved in a proprietary format, such as an .XLSX file, into another program that does not support the XLSX format. For example, you can export thousands of contacts from an email service to a CSV file then import the file into an address organizer or another email service.

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Programs that open CSV files
Windows
File Viewer Plus
Microsoft Excel
Corel Quattro Pro X8
Apache OpenOffice
LibreOffice
Microsoft Notepad
Intuit Quicken
GenScriber
Any text editor
Mac
Microsoft Excel 2016
Planamesa NeoOffice
Apache OpenOffice
LibreOffice
GenScriber
Any text editor
Linux
Apache OpenOffice
LibreOffice
GenScriber
Web
FreshBooks
Intuit QuickBooks Canada
Sage One
iOS
MobiSystems OfficeSuite Pro
Android
MobiSystems OfficeSuite Pro
Updated 1/6/2017

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