- Comma Separated Value. An ASCII text file
containing values with comma delimiters (i.e. commas separating distinct
fields). Occasionally, but by no means a standard, the first line may
contain the names of the fields. CSV files are normally denoted with a .csv
Most spreadsheet packages will import csv files directly and can also save a csv file. Some databases provide tools to import and/or export csv files. Some systems, when generating csv files, will place double quotes around strings others will not - there is no defining standard.
For more information see:
- http://everything.explained.at/Comma-separated_values/ - CSV explained.
- www.creativyst.com/Doc/Articles/CSV/CSV01.htm - CSV File Format How-To.