A csv file extension is commonly used for Comma Separated Value file format. CSV is a simple text file with values divided by comma or other character used to separate values. Often used as an import/export format for databases and tables by many software.

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the CSV file extension!

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CSV file extension - Comma Separated Value file

What is csv file? How to open csv files?

File type specification:

Database file type icon Database file type

Text file type icon Text file type

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The csv file extension is commonly used to files in Comma Separated Value format.

A comma-separated values file is a simple text format for a database table. Each line in the CSV file corresponds to a row in the table. Within the line, fields are separated by commas, each field belonging to one table column. The CSV is a simple file format that is supported by many applications.

The csv files are often used for moving tabular data between two different computer programs, for example between a database program and a spreadsheet program.

First CSV files appeared in early 70s, and as such predate any currently used technology.

However the format is still popular even today and used for various purposes, such as used as an export / import format for contacts in Microsoft Outlook and Live Messenger.

MIME types used for csv file:

The default software associated to open csv file:

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SourceForge.net logoRecordEditor  Multiplatform software

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RecordEditor is a Data File editor for Flat Files (delimited and fixed field position). The Editor uses a Record-Layout description to format the files. This is ideal for Fixed width (Text or Binary) files, Cobol Data Files, Mainframe files and complicated Csv files.

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Help how to open:

You can open and view the *.csv files in any text editor or spreadsheet program, such as Microsoft Excel. Often used as an import/export file format by many database software.

How to convert:

Most spreadsheet programs can also import, save or export the .csv files in other file formats.

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List of software applications associated to the .csv file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open csv file, edit csv file, convert csv file, view csv file, play csv file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting csv files.

Software that open csv file - Comma Separated Value file

Programs supporting the exension csv on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open csv file action.


Main software associated with csv file by default:
Other suggested software:
LibreOffice Calc small icon LibreOffice Calc
Apache OpenOffice Calc (OpenOffice.org Calc) small icon Apache OpenOffice Calc (OpenOffice.org Calc)
Calligra Suite small icon Calligra Suite

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