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Information about CSV file format

Name CSV
Full name CSV - Comma-Separated Values
File extension .csv
MIME type text/csv
Developed by Informational RFC
Type of format multi-platform, serial data streams
Description In computing, a comma-separated values (CSV) file stores tabular data (numbers and text) in plain text. Each line of the file is a data record. Each record consists of one or more fields, separated by commas. The use of the comma as a field separator is the source of the name for this file format.
Technical details The CSV file format is not standardized. The basic idea of separating fields with a comma is clear, but that idea gets complicated when the field data may also contain commas or even embedded line-breaks. CSV implementations may not handle such field data, or they may use quotation marks to surround the field.
Associated programs Microsoft Excel, LibreOffice Calc