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What are CSV files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a CSV file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your CSV files.

What is a CSV file?

CSV files have multiple uses, and Comma Separated Values is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

Comma Separated Values File

CSV stands for Comma Separated Values. Files that contain the .csv file extension are comma-delimited files that contain separated database fields. These database fields have been exported into a format that uses a single line for each database record. A comma separates the values of each record field.

CSV files are commonly used to transfer data from one database or spreadsheet format to another. This allows individuals who do not run the same database applications to share data.

How to open CSV files

We have identified five CSV openers that are compatible with this specific type of CSV file.

Programs that open Comma Separated Values files

Last updated: May 17, 2024

All known file formats using extension .CSV

While Comma Separated Values File is a popular type of CSV-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .CSV file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

RaceRender Data Format

We know that one CSV format is RaceRender Data Format. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested ten different CSV openers which you will find listed below.

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of CSV files. Remember, different programs may use CSV files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Kingsoft OfficeKingsoft OfficeVerified
Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft OfficeUser submitted
LibreOfficeLibreOfficeUser submitted
LibreOffice CalcLibreOffice CalcUser submitted
WPS OfficeWPS OfficeUser submitted
Microsoft Web Platform ExtensionsMicrosoft Web Platform ExtensionsUser submitted
StarOffice CalcStarOffice CalcDiscontinued
TableauTableauUser submitted
ThinkFree OfficeThinkFree OfficeUser submitted
Quantitative Micro Software EViewsQuantitative Micro Software EViewsUser submitted

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