What does the term "Comma-separated values (CSV)" mean?

A plain text method of storing data in a tabular way.

Cells within the table are separated by commas, and a new row is signified by a line break.

The first row in a CSV file can be the names of the columns but this is not necessary to include.

Although a comma is usually used, actually any character can be used to separate values, including spaces and tabs etc., hence CSV can also stand for ‘character-separated values’.

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