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CSV - Comma Seperated Values

Website Review   by:SeenaMathew    
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CSV or Comma Separated Values are very popular form of data
transfer file. It transfer data from one application to another application where
there is no direct relations. One easily to understand example is transferring e-mail
contact list from your Yahoo Mail Server to Gmail Mail Server. You know that
they cannot be directly linked and you cannot directly import or export data
from one application to another. Here you can apply CSV or Comma Separated
Values to import data from one server and to load it into another one. Let us
see how this can be achieved. First you export contact list from Yahoo in CSV File format and download
to your computer. Then you log on to Gmail and import contact list in CSV File format. The path of
the file must be same as the CSV file data that stored in your computer. This
is possible if both the applications support CSV files format. But what if you
want to feed data in tabular form to another application.



CSV File
are commonly used to transport large amounts of tabular data between either
companies or applications that are not directly connected. The files are easily
editable using common spreadsheet applications like Microsoft Excel. As more
and more top brands are writing programs to handle CSV File, there will be a
lot of data available for reference and tabulations. Here comes the
importantance of a general purpose CSV files reader. CSV files reader will
convert CSV data into a tabular format.



A CSV File
reader comes handy where the software is not fully equipped to handle CSV
files. The data that is in the form of comma separated values can be converted
fed to other applications.
Published: June 20, 2007   
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