Information about the .csv (csv) file type

This is one of two possibilities that we have on file for the .csv file extension, follow this link to view both possibilities.

Below is all the information we have available on file about the .csv (csv) file type.

Tab Separated Values file.

A .csv file can be a tab separated values file, this is a text editable file which contains one record per line with field values for each record separated by a TAB (hence tab-separated-values). It is a file format which is virtually identical to that of a comma-separated-file (CSV), except that it uses a TAB as a field delimiter instead of a comma.

A TSV file would normally be given the file extension of .tsv and not .csv, but many packages save tab-separated-values to .csv files.

Where this is available we would like to include file format information on .csv files, as well as information on how to view or open files of type .csv. If you know of any information which we have missed then please let us know.