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: July 31, 2023
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.
|Microsoft Office||User submitted|
|LibreOffice Calc||User submitted|
|WPS Office||User submitted|
|Microsoft Web Platform Extensions||User submitted|
|ThinkFree Office||User submitted|
|Quantitative Micro Software EViews||User submitted|
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