What is a CSV file?


A comma-separated values (CSV)  the separator character does not have to be a comma) file stores data in anumbers and text or in a plain-text form. Plain text means that the file is a sequence of characters, with no data that has to be interpreted instead, as binary numbers. A CSV file consists of any number of records, separated by line breaks of some kind; each record consists of fields, separated by some other character or string, most commonly a literal comma or tab. Usually, all records have an identical sequence of fields.

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