CSV file extension

Below you'll find information on
known file type that uses the .CSV file extension.

Comma Separated Values
Extension Added: May, 29th 2013
Last Updated: May, 29th 2013

Category:Data Files
Popularity: (Very common)

Simple text file containing information separated by commas or other characters (CSV also stands for “Character Separated Values”).

The information is arranged in lines called records with each line consisting of “fields” separated by characters, strings or tabs (referred to as “Tab Separated Values” files). 

CSV files are used as a simple and effective way of storing, arranging and transferring data. They’re supported by most Office Suites and can be used to generate spreadsheets.

They’re also used for storing and sharing database information in a simple text-based format. CSV files can be opened with any basic text editor.

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