CSV File

A CSV file is a plain text file for the temporary or permanent storage of table data.

invoice_id,customer_id,customer_name,amount
748120,5387,Lovelace,299.00
748121,3277,Wozniak,2487.25
748122,877,Kay,1948.75

CSV is short for comma-separated values.
This term can be rather misleading, because often there are other characters used as column separators.

Unfortunately there is no strict standard for CSV files. So these files can vary in several details.

Many countries use commas as decimal separators.
CSV files in these regions can look like the following example.

invoice_id;customer_id;customer_name;amount
748120;5387;Lovelace;299,00
748121;3277;Wozniak;2487,25
748122;877;Kay;1948,75

Links

Wikipedia: Comma-separated values
Wikipedia: Decimal separator

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Published 18 Apr 2021, last edit 19 Apr 2021