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What is a CSV file?

What is a CSV file?


CSV file typically stores tabular data
in text format CSV file can be opened inany program, however, is best viewed through a spreadsheet program You can have different data in CSVs like
contacts, companies, products, activities, notes, deals or other information CSV file is great to move data and update data in the software you use you can view a CSV file as plain text in a text editor like Notepad or Pages here you see that fields are separated by commas each bit of text here corresponds to a
cell in a spreadsheet and comma shows where one cell ends and another begins the use of the comma as a field separator is a reason why it’s called CSV comma-separated values If you open your CSV
file in a spreadsheet software I open CSV in Excel now this CSV file is displayed in columns in my example, I have a CSV file with contacts each line of the file is a data record
each record is stored as a one line of a text file and every new line signifies a new database row CSV file may use semicolon delimiters
to separate fields rather than the standard coma It also differs from one country to another This includes tab-separated values semicolons are often used in some European countries Field data may also contain commas or
embedded line breaks To handle such field data quotation marks are used to surround the value You can see how it works if you open a CSV file just created in a text editor CSV files are designed to easily export
data and import it into other programs For example to export data from the
software you use You can create your own CSV and import data into CRM, eCommerce platform, bookkeeping or any other software or you can use it to migrate
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