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What is a CSV file?

 

CSV stands for Comma Separated Value.

As the name indicates, values are generally separated by a comma (it could also be separated by other characters like a semicolon).

 

A CSV File is a plain text file that can be opened with any Text Edit program:

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It can also be opened with Excel:

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To save an excel spreadsheet as a CSV file, go to:

  • FILE
  • SAVE AS
  • select the format from the dropdown list

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