CSV File Type

- The quick facts

What are CSV files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a CSV file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a CSV file?

CSV files have multiple uses, and Comma Separated Values is one of them.

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 5 CSV openers that are compatible with this specific type of CSV file.

Programs that open Comma Separated Values files

Last updated: June 29, 2022

More file formats using the CSV extension

Through our research of CSV files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.

  • RaceRender Data Format

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.

Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft OfficeUser submitted
Kingsoft OfficeKingsoft OfficeUser submitted
LibreOfficeLibreOfficeUser submitted
LibreOffice CalcLibreOffice CalcUser submitted
Hancom Office HancellHancom Office HancellUser submitted
WPS OfficeWPS OfficeUser submitted
Microsoft Web Platform ExtensionsMicrosoft Web Platform ExtensionsUser submitted
StarOffice CalcStarOffice CalcUser submitted
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