How to Create a CSV File in a Text Editor

CSV stands for “Comma-separated values”. A CSV file a simple text file that stores some data in a specific format. That format allows for a fast reading by programs. Each row in the CSV file represents a row in a table. Each column represents a table column. Obviously, the rows are separated by a new line (each row is written in a new line), but to separate one column from another, a comma “,” character is used. The number of columns and rows is unlimited.

For example, to represent this table:

You may write the following code in your favorite text editor (Notepad for example):


Now, save your file with .csv extension an you good to go!