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What is CSV?

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Question: What is CSV?

Answer: CSV stands for Comma Separated Values, and it's a frequently used file format.

CSV is a common file type used to import data from one software application to another, with commas separating the values in each field. CSV is often used to transfer data between databases or spreadsheets, and most personal finance and small business financial software will import data from CSV files created with other software.

Most financial software exports data in one or more formats, and CSV is one of the common file types. The value of exporting data from your financial software is that the data can then be used with a spreadsheet for further analysis if the software doesn't have the specific type of reporting you need.

If it's important to able to work with CSV data from financial software, find out if the software will export or save to this format by contacting software support by email or phone, or by asking in the online forum, which exists for almost all software.

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