Short for Comma-separated values, also sometimes called character-separated values. The CSV file stores tabular data (text and numbers) in plain-text form.
In CSV files plain text means that the file is a sequence of characters, with no data that has to be interpreted as binary numbers and each record consists of fields, separated by some other character or string, the character commonly are tab or comma.
|1998||Ford||E352||acc, abs, moon||3000.00|
|1999||Chevy||Venture "Extended Edition, Very Large"||5340.00|
|2009||Chevy||Venture "Extended Edition"||4980.00|
|2015||Jeep||Grand Cherokee||MUST air, loaded, moon roof||4799.00|
The Above table in csv format will be:
Year,Manufacturer,Model,Description,Price 1998,Ford,E352,"acc, abs, moon",3000.00 1999,Chevy,"Venture ""Extended Edition, Very Large""",,5340.00 2009,Chevy,"Venture ""Extended Edition""",,4980.00 2015,Jeep,Grand Cherokee,"MUST air, loaded, moon roof",4799.00