CSV stands for "Comma Separated Value(s)" and is a format to store structured data using text files. In a CSV file, each line is a data record. And each record is made of fields separated by commas (or sometimes by semicolons ";" or tabular keys).

CSV files are a common way to transfer data between applications. Because it relies on text files, the CSV format is a simple way to export database or spreadsheet data.

Unfortunately, the CSV file format is not standardized. Encoding format, delimiters, or escaping rules might differ between implementations. As a result, most applications accepting CSV files as data sources have different options to read the CSV data.

To view the content of an CSV file, you can uses an online CSV editor that is compatible with CSV exported by most applications.