A CSV file is a text file that has a specific format which allows for the saving of textual information/data in an organized fashion
A CSV format, known as a flat table, contains several rows of records separated by a delimiter. Each record can contain multiple pieces of data (fields) each separated by a character. The character used to distinguish each piece of data within each record is most commonly a comma, but it can be any character. You can create a CSV file using Microsoft Excel or our personal favorite Open Office.