CSVFileView is a simple freeware tool which enables you to view and convert CSV files, even if you don't have a full-strength spreadsheet around.

The program can open CSV or tab-delimited files, optionally automatically detecting the delimiter and quote characters, and loading some or all of the lines.

The file is displayed in a table, where you're able to sort, rearrange or hide columns as required.

The program can save your data as a tab or comma-delimited file, an HTML report, or in XML and JSON formats.

Advanced features include filters, giving you more detailed control over the data you'd like to view, and a command-line interface for automating file conversions and other tasks.

Version 2.40:

  • When exporting items with multiline field to tab-delimited file (Including the 'Copy Selected Items' option), CSVFileView now put the multiline field in quotes to ensure that the exported data will be displayed properly in Excel and other programs.

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A simple but effective CSV viewer with one or two surprising extras (check out the SQL WHERE-like filters).