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CSV import converting text to date format. I'm working on a project where we will be pulling hundreds of rows of information out of a bunch (hundreds) of Excel files, and storing that info from each Excel file into it's own SmartSheet. I already have the process down to pull the info we need from the Excel and stores it into a CSV file, so then ...

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I am trying to convert a text file to a CSV file. here is the file I'm trying to convert: this txt file is meant to be converted in to a csv file using the c on visual studios which is provided by microsoft corporation For some reason the output is coming out as: corporation,corporation,corporation,corporation,corporation,

I am trying to convert a text file to a CSV file. here is the file I'm trying to convert: this txt file is meant to be converted in to a csv file using the c on visual studios which is provided by microsoft corporation For some reason the output is coming out as: corporation,corporation,corporation,corporation,corporation, corporation,corporation,corporation,corporation,corporation, corporation,corporation,corporation,corporation,corporation, ..........
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#include 
#include 
#include 
#include  #define n 5
#define m 5 using namespace std; int main() { FILE *file; file = fopen("file.txt", "r"); if (file == NULL) { printf("no file to open \n"); return 0; } else { printf("file found \n\n"); int i = 0, j = 0; char values[n][m]; //string of characters //%s for (i = 0; i < n; i++) { //assigns values to an array for (j = 0; j < m; j++) { fscanf(file, "%s", values); } } fclose(file); for (i = 0; i < n; i++) { //displays converted data for (j = 0; j < m; j++) { printf("%s,", values); } printf("\r\n"); } printf("\n"); printf("creating .csv file \n\n"); FILE *f; f = fopen("newfile.csv", "w+"); for (i = 0; i < n; i++) { //puts converted data into the csv file for (j = 0; j < m; j++) { fprintf(f, "%s,", values); } fprintf(f, "\r\n"); } fclose(f); return 0;
	}
}
There is a problem with assigning a word to the array. I can't seem to figure it out. help is appreciated. output i want: this,txt,file,is,meant to,be,converted,in,to a,csv,file,using,the c,on,visual,studios,which

is,provided,by,microsoft,corporation

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#include 
#include 
#include 
#include 
using namespace std; int main()
{ const char comma = ','; string line, word; ifstream in( "file.txt" ); if ( !in ) { cerr << "Can't open file"; return 1; } ofstream out( "file.csv" ); while( getline( in, line ) ) // get successive line of text { stringstream ss( line ); bool first = true; while ( ss >> word ) // get successive words per line { if ( !first ) out << comma; // second and later words need a separator out << word; first = false; } out << '\n'; // end of line of output
   }

   in.close();
   out.close();
}

this,txt,file,is,meant
to,be,converted,into
a,csv,file,using,the
c,on,visual,studios,which
is,provided,by,microsoft,corporation
Thanks for the reply lastchance. is there a way to edit the code I already have or is it a lost cause?

Also will the method you posted work with integers as well?

I never learnt C-style input/output, @bkara, so I'm not a position to edit your code. I do think you would find it easier in C , though. The code will basically replace whitespace separators in a line (any number of blanks, tabs) by commas. So, if your input consisted of lines like it will output As long as all you are doing is converting to a CSV file then it will work quite happily. If you are planning to do any numerical work with integers between reading from a .txt file and writing to a .csv file then you will either have to read them as ints or convert the strings to ints.

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Alright thanks for your help. It does seem like a smarter method to sense the whitespaces and replace them with a comma. no need to sense whether or not the file has integers or words. Time to learn some C .

There are a lot of mistakes in your program. Never include in a C program. It's part of C , not C. The program shouldn't even compile if you are compiling it correctly (i.e., as a C program). "using namespace std" is also C . Get rid of it. Don't print "\r\n" for a simple newline. Just use "\n", which will be converted to "\r\n" if the stream is in "text" mode and it's appropriate. Your problem is mostly caused by this line: fscanf(file, "%s", values); If you have maximum warnings enabled you should get a warning about it since values is not a char array but an array of char arrays. The statement will read every string into the exact same place, the first location of the 2D array, so in the end you only have the last word. n and m are way too small. They only allow 5 words of a maximum of 4 chars each (leaving one char for the terminating '

'). You are using a double loop to read the strings, but you only need a single loop since each fscanf call reads a word. To open a file for writing, just use "w", not "w ", which opens it for both writing and reading. Considering all that, your program is pretty much a lost cause. Here's a simple C program that might do the job.
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#include 
#include 
#include 
#include  int main() { FILE *fin = fopen("file.txt", "r"); if (fin == NULL) { printf("Error opening input file\n"); return EXIT_FAILURE; } FILE *fout = fopen("newfile.csv", "w"); if (fout == NULL) { printf("Error opening output file\n"); return EXIT_FAILURE; } char line[1000]; while (fgets(line, sizeof line, fin) != NULL) { bool first_word = true; char *word = strtok(line, " \t\n"); while (word) { fprintf(fout, "%s%s", first_word ? "" : ",", word); first_word = false; word = strtok(NULL, " \t\n"); } fprintf(fout, "\n"); } fclose(fout); fclose(fin); return 0;
}

Thanks for your help as well tpb, much appreciated.

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    Step #1 — Open Microsoft Excel

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You can use the Microsoft Excel app to open the TXT file and CSV file. And you can use Excel to easily convert TXT to CSV. Check the steps below.

Step 1. Open Excel app

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Converting text files to CSV. Open your ".txt" file in the default program (typically Notepad if you're on a PC, or Text Edit if you're a Mac person). For PC, head to the "File" menu, and choose "Save as". You'll type in the name of your file, and add the extension ".csv". This will …

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As you remember, CSV is just plain text stored in a file. So, occasionally you may receive (or create!) data in a ".txt" (text) file format instead of ".csv". The beauty of the ".csv" format is that you can open it in a spreadsheet and view it in a more traditional, tabular form.

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Or, it may be that you need to upload the data to an app or database. Most don't accept text files, but they almost certainly accept CSV - the universally loved format. Whatever the case may be, you may wish to convert your text file to CSV format. And it's very easy to do...

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Import a text file by opening it in Excel. You can open a text file that you created in another program as an Excel workbook by using the Open command. Opening a text file in Excel does not change the format of the file — you can see this in the Excel title bar, where the name of the file retains the text file name extension (for example, .txt or .csv).

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There are two ways to import data from a text file with Excel: you can open it in Excel, or you can import it as an external data range. To export data from Excel to a text file, use the Save As command and change the file type from the drop-down menu.

There are two commonly used text file formats:

  • Delimited text files (.txt), in which the TAB character (ASCII character code 009) typically separates each field of text.

  • Comma separated values text files (.csv), in which the comma character (,) typically separates each field of text.

You can change the separator character that is used in both delimited and .csv text files. This may be necessary to make sure that the import or export operation works the way that you want it to.

Note: You can import or export up to 1,048,576 rows and 16,384 columns.

You can open a text file that you created in another program as an Excel workbook by using the Open command. Opening a text file in Excel does not change the format of the file — you can see this in the Excel title bar, where the name of the file retains the text file name extension (for example, .txt or .csv).

  1. Go to File > Open and browse to the location that contains the text file.

  2. Select Text Files in the file type dropdown list in the Open dialog box.

  3. Locate and double-click the text file that you want to open.

    • If the file is a text file (.txt), Excel starts the Import Text Wizard. When you are done with the steps, click Finish to complete the import operation. See Text Import Wizard for more information about delimiters and advanced options.

    • If the file is a .csv file, Excel automatically opens the text file and displays the data in a new workbook.

      Note: When Excel opens a .csv file, it uses the current default data format settings to interpret how to import each column of data. If you want more flexibility in converting columns to different data formats, you can use the Import Text Wizard. For example, the format of a data column in the .csv file may be MDY, but Excel's default data format is YMD, or you want to convert a column of numbers that contains leading zeros to text so you can preserve the leading zeros. To force Excel to run the Import Text Wizard, you can change the file name extension from .csv to .txt before you open it, or you can import a text file by connecting to it (for more information, see the following section).

You can import data from a text file into an existing worksheet.

  1. On the Data tab, in the Get & Transform Data group, click From Text/CSV.

  2. In the Import Data dialog box, locate and double-click the text file that you want to import, and click Import.

  3. In the preview dialog box, you have several options:

    • Select Load if you want to load the data directly to a new worksheet.

    • Alternatively, select Load to if you want to load the data to a table, PivotTable/PivotChart, an existing/new Excel worksheet, or simply create a connection. You also have the choice of adding your data to the Data Model.

    • Select Transform Data if you want to load the data to Power Query, and edit it before bringing it to Excel.

If Excel doesn't convert a particular column of data to the format that you want, then you can convert the data after you import it. For more information, see Convert numbers stored as text to numbers and Convert dates stored as text to dates.

You can convert an Excel worksheet to a text file by using the Save As command.

  1. Go to File > Save As.

  2. Click Browse.

  3. In the Save As dialog box, under Save as type box, choose the text file format for the worksheet; for example, click Text (Tab delimited) or CSV (Comma delimited).

    Note: The different formats support different feature sets. For more information about the feature sets that are supported by the different text file formats, see File formats that are supported in Excel.

  4. Browse to the location where you want to save the new text file, and then click Save.

  5. A dialog box appears, reminding you that only the current worksheet will be saved to the new file. If you are certain that the current worksheet is the one that you want to save as a text file, click OK. You can save other worksheets as separate text files by repeating this procedure for each worksheet.

    You may also see an alert below the ribbon that some features might be lost if you save the workbook in a CSV format.

For more information about saving files in other formats, see Save a workbook in another file format.

You can import data from a text file into an existing worksheet.

  1. Click the cell where you want to put the data from the text file.

  2. On the Data tab, in the Get External Data group, click From Text.

  3. In the Import Data dialog box, locate and double-click the text file that you want to import, and click Import.

    Follow the instructions in the Text Import Wizard. Click Help 404 image on any page of the Text Import Wizard for more information about using the wizard. When you are done with the steps in the wizard, click Finish to complete the import operation.

  4. In the Import Data dialog box, do the following:

    1. Under Where do you want to put the data?, do one of the following:

      • To return the data to the location that you selected, click Existing worksheet.

      • To return the data to the upper-left corner of a new worksheet, click New worksheet.

    2. Optionally, click Properties to set refresh, formatting, and layout options for the imported data.

    3. Click OK.

      Excel puts the external data range in the location that you specify.

If Excel does not convert a column of data to the format that you want, you can convert the data after you import it. For more information, see Convert numbers stored as text to numbers and Convert dates stored as text to dates.

You can convert an Excel worksheet to a text file by using the Save As command.

  1. Go to File > Save As.

  2. The Save As dialog box appears.

  3. In the Save as type box, choose the text file format for the worksheet.

    • For example, click Text (Tab delimited) or CSV (Comma delimited).

    • Note: The different formats support different feature sets. For more information about the feature sets that are supported by the different text file formats, see File formats that are supported in Excel.

  4. Browse to the location where you want to save the new text file, and then click Save.

  5. A dialog box appears, reminding you that only the current worksheet will be saved to the new file. If you are certain that the current worksheet is the one that you want to save as a text file, click OK. You can save other worksheets as separate text files by repeating this procedure for each worksheet.

  6. A second dialog box appears, reminding you that your worksheet may contain features that are not supported by text file formats. If you are interested only in saving the worksheet data into the new text file, click Yes. If you are unsure and would like to know more about which Excel features are not supported by text file formats, click Help for more information.

For more information about saving files in other formats, see Save a workbook in another file format.

The way you change the delimiter when importing is different depending on how you import the text.

  • If you use Get & Transform Data > From Text/CSV, after you choose the text file and click Import, choose a character to use from the list under Delimiter. You can see the effect of your new choice immediately in the data preview, so you can be sure you make the choice you want before you proceed.

  • If you use the Text Import Wizard to import a text file, you can change the delimiter that is used for the import operation in Step 2 of the Text Import Wizard. In this step, you can also change the way that consecutive delimiters, such as consecutive quotation marks, are handled.

    See Text Import Wizard for more information about delimiters and advanced options.

If you want to use a semi-colon as the default list separator when you Save As .csv, but need to limit the change to Excel, consider changing the default decimal separator to a comma - this forces Excel to use a semi-colon for the list separator. Obviously, this will also change the way decimal numbers are displayed, so also consider changing the Thousands separator to limit any confusion.

  1. Clear Excel Options > Advanced > Editing options > Use system separators.

  2. Set Decimal separator to , (a comma).

  3. Set Thousands separator to . (a period).

When you save a workbook as a .csv file, the default list separator (delimiter) is a comma. You can change this to another separator character using Windows Region settings. 

  1. In Microsoft Windows 10, right-click the Start button, and then click Settings.

  2. Click Time & Language, and then click Region in the left panel.

  3. In the main panel, under Regional settings, click Additional date, time, and regional settings.

  4. Under Region, click Change date, time, or number formats.

  5. In the Region dialog, on the Format tab, click Additional settings.

  6. In the Customize Format dialog, on the Numbers tab, type a character to use as the new separator in the List separator box.

  7. Click OK twice.

  1. In Microsoft Windows, click the Start button, and then click Control Panel.

  2. Under Clock, Language, and Region, click Change date, time, or number formats.

  3. In the Region dialog, on the Format tab, click Additional settings.

  4. In the Customize Format dialog, on the Numbers tab, type a character to use as the new separator in the List separator box.

  5. Click OK twice.

Note:  After you change the list separator character for your computer, all programs use the new character as a list separator. You can change the character back to the default character by following the same procedure.

You can always ask an expert in the Excel Tech Community or get support in the Answers community.

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ConvertTo-Csv (Microsoft.PowerShell.Utility)

The ConvertTo-CSV cmdlet returns a series of comma-separated value (CSV) strings that represent the objects that you submit. You can then use the ConvertFrom-Csv cmdlet to recreate objects from the…

ConvertTo-Csv
              [-InputObject] 
              [[-Delimiter] ]
              [-IncludeTypeInformation]
              [-NoTypeInformation]
              [-QuoteFields ]
              [-UseQuotes ]
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ConvertTo-Csv
              [-InputObject] 
              [-UseCulture]
              [-IncludeTypeInformation]
              [-NoTypeInformation]
              [-QuoteFields ]
              [-UseQuotes ]
              []

The ConvertTo-CSV cmdlet returns a series of comma-separated value (CSV) strings that represent the objects that you submit. You can then use the ConvertFrom-Csv cmdlet to recreate objects from the CSV strings. The objects converted from CSV are string values of the original objects that contain property values and no methods.

You can use the Export-Csv cmdlet to convert objects to CSV strings. Export-CSV is similar to ConvertTo-CSV, except that it saves the CSV strings to a file.

The ConvertTo-CSV cmdlet has parameters to specify a delimiter other than a comma or use the current culture as the delimiter.

Examples

Example 1: Convert an object to CSV

This example converts a Process object to a CSV string.

Get-Process -Name pwsh | ConvertTo-Csv -NoTypeInformation

"Name","SI","Handles","VM","WS","PM","NPM","Path","Parent","Company","CPU","FileVersion", ...
"pwsh","8","950","2204001161216","100925440","59686912","67104", ...

The Get-Process cmdlet gets the Process object and uses the Name parameter to specify the PowerShell process. The process object is sent down the pipeline to the ConvertTo-CSV cmdlet. The ConvertTo-CSV cmdlet converts the object to CSV strings. The NoTypeInformation parameter removes the #TYPE information header from the CSV output and is not required in PowerShell 6.

This example converts a DateTime object to a CSV string.

$Date = Get-Date
ConvertTo-Csv -InputObject $Date -Delimiter ';' -NoTypeInformation

"DisplayHint";"DateTime";"Date";"Day";"DayOfWeek";"DayOfYear";"Hour";"Kind";"Millisecond";"Minute";"Month";"Second";"Ticks";"TimeOfDay";"Year"
"DateTime";"Friday, January 4, 2019 14:40:51";"1/4/2019 00:00:00";"4";"Friday";"4";"14";"Local";"711";"40";"1";"51";"636822096517114991";"14:40:51.7114991";"2019"

The Get-Date cmdlet gets the DateTime object and saves it in the $Date variable. The ConvertTo-Csv cmdlet converts the DateTime object to strings. The InputObject parameter uses the DateTime object stored in the $Date variable. The Delimiter parameter specifies a semicolon to separate the string values. The NoTypeInformation parameter removes the #TYPE information header from the CSV output and is not required in PowerShell 6.

Example 3: Convert the PowerShell event log to CSV

This example converts the Windows event log for PowerShell to a series of CSV strings.

(Get-Culture).TextInfo.ListSeparator
Get-WinEvent -LogName 'PowerShellCore/Operational' | ConvertTo-Csv -UseCulture -NoTypeInformation

,
"Message","Id","Version","Qualifiers","Level","Task","Opcode","Keywords","RecordId", ...
"Error Message = System error""4100","1",,"3","106","19","0","31716","PowerShellCore", ...

The Get-Culture cmdlet uses the nested properties TextInfo and ListSeparator and displays the current culture's default list separator. The Get-WinEvent cmdlet gets the event log objects and uses the LogName parameter to specify the log file name. The event log objects are sent down the pipeline to the ConvertTo-Csv cmdlet. The ConvertTo-Csv cmdlet converts the event log objects to a series of CSV strings. The UseCulture parameter uses the current culture's default list separator as the delimiter. The NoTypeInformation parameter removes the #TYPE information header from the CSV output and is not required in PowerShell 6.

Example 4: Convert to CSV with quotes around two columns

This example converts a DateTime object to a CSV string.

Get-Date | ConvertTo-Csv -QuoteFields "DateTime","Date"

DisplayHint,"DateTime","Date",Day,DayOfWeek,DayOfYear,Hour,Kind,Millisecond,Minute,Month,Second,Ticks,TimeOfDay,Year
DateTime,"Thursday, August 22, 2019 11:27:34 AM","8/22/2019 12:00:00 AM",22,Thursday,234,11,Local,569,27,8,34,637020700545699784,11:27:34.5699784,2019

Example 5: Convert to CSV with quotes only when needed

This example converts a DateTime object to a CSV string.

Get-Date | ConvertTo-Csv -UseQuotes AsNeeded

DisplayHint,DateTime,Date,Day,DayOfWeek,DayOfYear,Hour,Kind,Millisecond,Minute,Month,Second,Ticks,TimeOfDay,Year
DateTime,"Thursday, August 22, 2019 11:31:00 AM",8/22/2019 12:00:00 AM,22,Thursday,234,11,Local,713,31,8,0,637020702607132640,11:31:00.7132640,2019

Example 6: Convert hashtables to CSV

In PowerShell 7.2 and above, when you convert hashtables to CSV, the keys of the first hashtable are serialized and used as headers in the output.

$person1 = @{
    Name = 'John Smith'
    Number = 1
}

$person2 = @{
    Name = 'Jane Smith'
    Number = 1
}

$allPeople = $person1, $person2
$allPeople | ConvertTo-Csv

"Name","Number"
"John Smith","1"
"Jane Smith","2"

Example 7: Converting hashtables to CSV with additional properties

In PowerShell 7.2 and above, when you convert a hashtable that has additional properties added with Add-Member or Select-Object the additional properties are also added as a header in the CSV output.

$allPeople | Add-Member -Name ExtraProp -Value 42
$allPeople | ConvertTo-Csv

"Name","Number","ExtraProp"
"John Smith","1","42"
"Jane Smith","2","42"

Each hashtable has a property named ExtraProp added by Add-Member and then converted to CSV. You can see ExtraProp is now a header in the output.

If an added property has the same name as a key from the hashtable, the key takes precedence and only the key is converted to CSV.

Parameters

-Delimiter

-IncludeTypeInformation

-InputObject

-NoTypeInformation

-QuoteFields

-UseCulture

-UseQuotes

PSObject

You can pipe any object that has an Extended Type System (ETS) adapter to ConvertTo-CSV.

Outputs

String

The CSV output is returned as a collection of strings.

Notes

In CSV format, each object is represented by a comma-separated list of its property value. The property values are converted to strings using the object's ToString() method. The strings are represented by the property value name. ConvertTo-CSV does not export the object's methods.

The CSV strings are output as follows:

  • If IncludeTypeInformation is used, the first string consists of #TYPE followed by the object type's fully qualified name. For example, #TYPE System.Diagnostics.Process.
  • If IncludeTypeInformation is not used the first string includes the column headers. The headers contain the first object's property names as a comma-separated list.
  • The remaining strings contain comma-separated lists of each object's property values.

Beginning with PowerShell 6.0 the default behavior of ConvertTo-CSV is to not include the #TYPE information in the CSV and NoTypeInformation is implied. IncludeTypeInformation can be used to include the #TYPE information and emulate the default behavior of ConvertTo-CSV prior to PowerShell 6.0.

When you submit multiple objects to ConvertTo-CSV, ConvertTo-CSV orders the strings based on the properties of the first object that you submit. If the remaining objects do not have one of the specified properties, the property value of that object is Null, as represented by two consecutive commas. If the remaining objects have additional properties, those property values are ignored.

  • ConvertFrom-Csv
  • Export-Csv
  • Import-Csv
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17-03-2022 · How do I convert a TXT file to CSV in Excel? Steps to convert content from a TXT or CSV file into Excel. Open the Excel spreadsheet where you want to save the data and click the Data tab. In the Get External Data group, click From Text. Select the TXT or CSV file you want to convert and click Import. Select "Delimited". … Click Next.

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How do I convert a TXT file to CSV in Excel?

Steps to convert content from a TXT or CSV file into Excel

  1. Open the Excel spreadsheet where you want to save the data and click the Data tab.
  2. In the Get External Data group, click From Text.
  3. Select the TXT or CSV file you want to convert and click Import.
  4. Select "Delimited". …
  5. Click Next.

How do I convert TXT to CSV in notepad?

Convert to CSV Example

  1. Open the text file in Notepad or in Notepad .
  2. Press ctrl H to invoke Replace window.
  3. Then in Find What type single space and in Replace with type a comma.
  4. Then click on Replace All button to replace all single space with the comma ",".
  5. Save as CSV file.

Jul 13, 2018

How do I convert a text file to CSV without Excel?

What is the process to convert . txt file to . csv without opening it in excel?

  1. Use any other text editor, and do a find/replace on the tabs to commas and save as csv. …
  2. awk would be a fine solution for this. …
  3. BBEdit or Programmer File Editor or many other equivalents offer csv in various versions (UTF-8 etc)

How do I convert a File to CSV?

Save a workbook to text format (. txt or . csv)

  1. Open the workbook you want to save.
  2. Click File > Save As.
  3. Pick the place where you want to save the workbook.
  4. In the Save As dialog box, navigate to the location you want.
  5. Click the arrow in the Save as type box and pick the type of text or CSV file format you want.

How do I convert TXT to csv online?

How to convert TXT to CSV

  1. Upload txt-file(s) Select files from Computer, Google Drive, Dropbox, URL or by dragging it on the page.
  2. Choose "to csv" Choose csv or any other format you need as a result (more than 200 formats supported)
  3. Download your csv.

How do I convert TXT to csv in Google Sheets?

Go to the ‘Upload’ tab of the ‘Open a file’ window and select your file from your computer. In the Import file settings window, unselect the checkbox ‘Convert text to numbers, dates, and formulas’, and then click on the ‘Import data’ button. As a result, you have opened CSV file as a table.

How do I convert TXT to CSV online?

How to convert TXT to CSV

  1. Upload txt-file(s) Select files from Computer, Google Drive, Dropbox, URL or by dragging it on the page.
  2. Choose "to csv" Choose csv or any other format you need as a result (more than 200 formats supported)
  3. Download your csv.

Can you save a text file as a CSV?

Click "File" in Notepad and click "Save As." In the "File name" box, type the name of your file followed by ". CSV." For example, if you wanted to save a catalog as a CSV, you may type "catalog. csv" into the "File name" box. Click "Save."

How do I convert TXT to CSV in Google Sheets?

Go to the ‘Upload’ tab of the ‘Open a file’ window and select your file from your computer. In the Import file settings window, unselect the checkbox ‘Convert text to numbers, dates, and formulas’, and then click on the ‘Import data’ button. As a result, you have opened CSV file as a table.

Are TXT and CSV files the same?

CSV- A comma-separated values (CSV) file contains tabular data (numbers and text) in plain-text form. … TXT- A text file (TXT) is a computer file that stores a typed document as a series of alphanumeric characters and does not contain special formatting.

How do I convert a TXT file to CSV on Mac?

This is relatively easy to do:

  1. Find a tab character in the file. This isn’t too hard to do, because that’s how info is separated. …
  2. Open Find and Replace (Command-F). …
  3. Hit Replace All. …
  4. I use Save As mostly as a precaution, but Save will work. …
  5. Open the CSV file in Numbers or Excel, etc.

Sep 22, 2009

Can I open a TXT file in Excel?

Select Text Files in the file type dropdown list in the Open dialog box. Locate and double-click the text file that you want to open. If the file is a text file (. txt), Excel starts the Import Text Wizard.

How do I open a TXT file in Google Sheets?

How to Open a Text (. txt) File in Google Sheets

  1. From the File menu in Google Sheets, select Import.
  2. Click Upload, and then click on the blue “Select a file from your device” button to select the required file. …
  3. To change the Import Location, click the drop down list under Import Location and select the option required.

How do I convert large text to CSV?

How to Convert a TXT file to CSV

  1. Open Excel and create a new spreadsheet.
  2. Select the Data tab.
  3. On the far right, click “Get External Data”, then select the “From Text” option.
  4. Find the TXT file on your computer and click “Open”.
  5. In the first step of the Import Wizard, select “Delimited”.

How do I insert a text file into Excel?

Insert Files into Excel Sheet

  1. Select the cell into which you want to insert your file.
  2. Click on the “Insert” tab.
  3. Click on “Object” under the “Text” group.
  4. Select “Create from File”
  5. Browse your file.
  6. Select the “Display as icon” check box to if you want to insert an icon linking to the files.
  7. Click on “OK”

Is a text file a CSV?

A CSV (comma-separated values) file is a simple text file in which information is separated by commas. CSV files are most commonly encountered in spreadsheets and databases. You can use a CSV file to move data between programs that aren’t ordinarily able to exchange data.

What is the fastest way to convert text to numbers in Excel?

Use Paste Special and Multiply Select the cells that have numbers stored as text. On the Home tab, click Paste > Paste Special. Click Multiply, and then click OK. Excel multiplies each cell by 1, and in doing so, converts the text to numbers.

Is CSV file different from a text file Why Why not?

Yes, CSV file is different from a text file because CSV file are Comma Separated Value files and these files take the extension as . csv . While text files are the files which store the text in the same form as typed.

[SOLVED] Converting a .txt to .csv - PowerShell

Then just import into Excel, using convert text to columns, without even using powershell. And since you are ultimately going to be using Excel to turn the CSV to an XLSX it shouldn't add too much over head to the process. You going to say you've got 100s of these to convert now aren't you :(I do not have any control over the report.

Wayne Andersen

Well, this isn't using PowerShell, but you could suck it into Excel using column positions and then put it out as a .csv.

Rob Dunn

A CSV file is technically a text file, but with a different name, so why not simply rename the file?

Does your text file actually contain a string that says "

" and "?" 

ranhalt

BloodHoundGang wrote:

I need to convert a text report...to a csv so I can send it in .xlsx format.


What?
Wayne Andersen

Rob Dunn wrote:

A CSV file is technically a text file, but with a different name, so why not simply rename the file?

Does your text file actually contain a string that says "

" and "?" 

Yeah, but don't you need to put the commas in?
Nick Holness

Where you have 'info' in the column data can this be "anything" so contain commas, spaces, etc i.e. free text? If so it's going to be really hard to separate out into a CSV file.

Do you have any control over the original report? If you do you could introduce a lesser used symbol (like ^) to separate the column data. Then just import into Excel, using convert text to columns, without even using powershell.

And since you are ultimately going to be using Excel to turn the CSV to an XLSX it shouldn't add too much over head to the process.

You going to say you've got 100s of these to convert now aren't you :(

BloodHoundGang

Wayne Andersen wrote:

Well, this isn't using PowerShell, but you could suck it into Excel using column positions and then put it out as a .csv.

The issue here is that I don't have a version of excel that will allow me to do text to columns. When I try to rename it doesn't format it to anything I'll be able to use without re-typing the whole thing. It's a rather large report and that would just take too long.

Rob Dunn wrote:

A CSV file is technically a text file, but with a different name, so why not simply rename the file?

Does your text file actually contain a string that says "

" and "?" 

No but it does contain a "header" and "body" that are formatted differently. This is why I'm trying to convert it so I can work with it in excel. At least if everything is comma delimited I might be able to work with it a little easier.

ranhalt wrote:

BloodHoundGang wrote:

I need to convert a text report...to a csv so I can send it in .xlsx format.


What?
I have a .txt that I need to be in a .xlsx and formatted the same as the .txt. I was hoping powershell might be able to help me.
Rob Dunn

Wayne Andersen wrote:

Rob Dunn wrote:

A CSV file is technically a text file, but with a different name, so why not simply rename the file?

Does your text file actually contain a string that says "

" and "?" 

Yeah, but don't you need to put the commas in?
Not necessarily, but I suppose this would be considered to be a 'TSV' file instead - and using tabs doesn't quite conform with some implementations of CSV...hmm.Back to OP: The example given here has 4 columns in the header, but 6 columns in the data.  Is this correct?
BloodHoundGang

Nick Holness wrote:

Where you have 'info' in the column data can this be "anything" so contain commas, spaces, etc i.e. free text? If so it's going to be really hard to separate out into a CSV file.

Do you have any control over the original report? If you do you could introduce a lesser used symbol (like ^) to separate the column data. Then just import into Excel, using convert text to columns, without even using powershell.

And since you are ultimately going to be using Excel to turn the CSV to an XLSX it shouldn't add too much over head to the process.

You going to say you've got 100s of these to convert now aren't you :(

I do not have any control over the report. It get's generated from a program and there is no option to change the format when it's generated. Unfortunately I only have a starter version of Excel and it doesn't have that feature. Not 100 but I do need to find a way to automate the process best I can.
Jpars

BloodHoundGang wrote:

Wayne Andersen wrote:

Well, this isn't using PowerShell, but you could suck it into Excel using column positions and then put it out as a .csv.

The issue here is that I don't have a version of excel that will allow me to do text to columns. When I try to rename it doesn't format it to anything I'll be able to use without re-typing the whole thing. It's a rather large report and that would just take too long.

Have you tried LibreOffice?  That should work.

BloodHoundGang

Rob Dunn wrote:

Wayne Andersen wrote:

Rob Dunn wrote:

A CSV file is technically a text file, but with a different name, so why not simply rename the file?

Does your text file actually contain a string that says "

" and "?" 

Yeah, but don't you need to put the commas in?
Not necessarily, but I suppose this would be considered to be a 'TSV' file instead - and using tabs doesn't quite conform with some implementations of CSV...hmm.Back to OP: The example given here has 4 columns in the header, but 6 columns in the data.  Is this correct?
It's more of a sample it actually has many more. I can always try to just get the body first and then go back and manually enter in the header.
ArtB

Are the text columns fixed width? If so, you can use the Substring method on the lines to separate them into the values and then combine them using New-Object PSObject -Property @{'Name1'=$Value1;'Name2'=$Value2} into an array that you would then be able to export to a CSV file.

If the text columns are variable width, then  it'll be much harder to accomplish.

Jpars

BloodHoundGang wrote:

Nick Holness wrote:

Where you have 'info' in the column data can this be "anything" so contain commas, spaces, etc i.e. free text? If so it's going to be really hard to separate out into a CSV file.

Do you have any control over the original report? If you do you could introduce a lesser used symbol (like ^) to separate the column data. Then just import into Excel, using convert text to columns, without even using powershell.

And since you are ultimately going to be using Excel to turn the CSV to an XLSX it shouldn't add too much over head to the process.

You going to say you've got 100s of these to convert now aren't you :(

I do not have any control over the report. It get's generated from a program and there is no option to change the format when it's generated. Unfortunately I only have a starter version of Excel and it doesn't have that feature. Not 100 but I do need to find a way to automate the process best I can.

Just pop it in LibreOffice and save an Excel file. Free and easy.

Jpars

You can also script something with LibreOffice to batch convert straight to an excel format.  No reason to go from txt to csv, just to import into Excel. 

BloodHoundGang

Jpars wrote:

BloodHoundGang wrote:

Nick Holness wrote:

Where you have 'info' in the column data can this be "anything" so contain commas, spaces, etc i.e. free text? If so it's going to be really hard to separate out into a CSV file.

Do you have any control over the original report? If you do you could introduce a lesser used symbol (like ^) to separate the column data. Then just import into Excel, using convert text to columns, without even using powershell.

And since you are ultimately going to be using Excel to turn the CSV to an XLSX it shouldn't add too much over head to the process.

You going to say you've got 100s of these to convert now aren't you :(

I do not have any control over the report. It get's generated from a program and there is no option to change the format when it's generated. Unfortunately I only have a starter version of Excel and it doesn't have that feature. Not 100 but I do need to find a way to automate the process best I can.

Just pop it in LibreOffice and save an Excel file. Free and easy.

I've actually tried it on another PC with 2013 and the issue is the formatting. It doesn't allow me to format it the way i need without re-typing almost everything
jessevas

What version of Excel are you using where you can't convert commas, tabs, or spaces to columns?

jessevas

Have you tried doing a find/replace to change your double-spacing "  " to comma ","?

Or, change it to "\t" for tab?

BloodHoundGang

jessevas wrote:

What version of Excel are you using where you can't convert commas, tabs, or spaces to columns?

Starter
cduff

Does the real file have the same number of header columns as data columns?

Does the data have spaces and commas?

These questions were asked above, but I didn't see a clear answer.

Also:

Is here always more that one space separating columns?

cduff

If this isn't something that you are going to do a lot, you might look into Notepad  .  Very good text editor for search and replace.  If you know a bit of regex, you can do miracles with it.

BloodHoundGang

cduff wrote:

Does the real file have the same number of header columns as data columns?

Does the data have spaces and commas?

These questions were asked above, but I didn't see a clear answer.

Also:

Is here always more that one space separating columns?

No it has more data columns than header columns. The header has commas the body has spaces. There are some that are almost tabbed and some with only a few spaces.
cduff

What header would you put on the extra data columns? Do the first data columns line up with the correct header columns?

BloodHoundGang

cduff wrote:

What header would you put on the extra data columns? Do the first data columns line up with the correct header columns?

Nothing lines up. It's a bit of a nightmare.
cduff

So, you would have to manually enter the headers.  It's like the header line shouldn't even be there.

BloodHoundGang

I'm getting more info ( trying to get an example). I don't see the point for the header. I am able to get the body formatted as needed. I think I might be able to just delete the header.

Convert Excel to CSV

10-10-2019 · Excel functions, formula, charts, formatting creating excel dashboard & others The full form of CSV is Comma-Separated Value. Why it is called a Comma separated value is because a Comma separates each column in CSV.

10-10-2019

Convert Excel to CSV

Convert Excel to CSV (Table of Contents)

  • Convert Excel to CSV File
  • How to Convert Excel to CSV?

Convert Excel to CSV File

We save files in different formats like Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Text, and Macro enabled book, etc. CSV is one of the formats available for saving files in Excel. However, before learning how to convert an Excel file to CSV, first, we will understand the full form of CSV and its importance.

The full form of CSV is Comma-Separated Value. Why it is called a Comma separated value is because a Comma separates each column in CSV. It stores the data in table format as plain text as it stores data as plain text, various software programs, and applications for import and export. Therefore, it will organize better when working with huge data.

How to Convert Excel to CSV?

Let’s understand how to convert Excel to CSV and different kinds of Excel CSV formats by using some examples.

Example #1 – Conversion of Excel to CSV

Consider a file which has data with Names, Age and Salary as shown in the below screenshot.

Excel Data

Once data is inserted, try to save the file with Save As option. Select the path where you want to save the file and select the Save as type as CSV (Comma delimited), which is highlighted.

Convert Excel to CSV

Give the file name as per your requirement and save it. Here I have given Name as Convert Excel to CSV.

Now we will see how it is saved. Observe the file that is saved in CSV (Microsoft Excel Comma Separated Value File) is our CSV file. We can observe the icon is also different from the Excel file.

CSV file

Now we saved the file in CSV, but if we observe there is “(Comma delimited),” similarly, we have some other formats of CSV files. We will see each of the Excel CSV file and what is the meaning and purpose of different formats.

There are 4 different formats of CSV file. They are Comma delimited, Macintosh, MS-DOS and UTF – 8.

Formats of CSV file

We can observe different CSV formats in Excel. Now we will see an explanation for each of them.

  1. CSV (Comma delimited) – This format converts the data to plain text separated by commas, and another Windows Operating System can use this format files.
  2. CSV (Macintosh) – This format files also save the same as comma-separated but can use this in the Mac operation system.
  3. CSV (MS-DOS) – This format file can be used in the MS-DOS operating system.
  4. CSV UTF-8(Comma Delimited) – UTF-8 uses 1 to 4 bytes for each symbol.

When we save a CSV format file, it will only save the currently active tab of excel. If we want all the sheets in Excel into CSV format, we need to do it individually. Regarding this, we may get the message while saving the file in the form of a warning pop-up.

In addition to this, we may get another pop-up message stating that our saved file has features that may not be compatible with CSV format. Do you want to save it? Just click, Yes to proceed further.

Windows Warning Message 1

Windows Warning Message 2

I hope you understand how to convert Excel to CSV and the different CSV formats available.

If we want to see the CSV in text format, in case if it opens in Excel, select the file and right click then choose the option Open with.

Open With

Choose Notepad and see how the data stores in the CSV separated by commas. Observe Comma separates every column.

CSV format in notepad

Open a CSV file in Excel.

We can access our CSV files from our Excel spreadsheets directly. We will see how we can do that.

Open an excel file and click on the File menu, then the below screen will appear. From that, Choose the Open option from the list of options. It will take to share drive path go to the path where our file is saved and select .CSV file.

Open CSV file

Then the file opens, as shown in the below screenshot.

converted data in Excel

If we observe A’s salary as 1E 11 because as we directly opened CSV in excel, it converts to exponential format in case if any number starts with Zeros, it will convert to a mathematical format so that it will remove the Zeros. It will display only the other part of the number.

Example #2 – Conversion of Excel to CSV with UTF-8

First, we will understand why we need to use UTF-8. When an excel spreadsheet has foreign characters and if we follow the same process of “save as” in the CSV format, it may not work because that way is suitable for ASCII characters if the text is apart from the ASCII characters that are in a foreign language it may distract the data.

UTF-8 uses 1 to 4 bytes for each symbol. It is most useful when your file has ASCII characters as it stores in one byte each. To convert the file with foreign language characters, follow the below procedure. Suppose we have a file that has text in the Chinese language, as shown in the below screenshot.

text in the Chinese language

To convert to CSV, first save the file in the Unicode Text format as shown in the below screenshot.

save as unicode text

Please open the file; it will look like the below text file.

CSV file in notepad

If we observe the above screenshot, each column is separated by tab space. In the CSV file, each column is separated by the “,” character.

So, we need to replace the space with the “,”. Copy the space between two columns.

copy data

Press Control H to find and replace the text. In “find what”, give the control v to paste the copied space. In Replace with option input “,” and click on the option Replace All.

Convert Excel to CSV - Replace All

Once we click on Replace All, space will be replaced by “,”.

Convert Excel to CSV

Now save the file with “.CSV” format and change the encoding option to UTF-8. Change the save as type as All Files.

Convert Excel to CSV

Things to Remember About Convert Excel to CSV

  • The full form of CSV is Comma-Separated Value.
  • To convert an Excel to CSV, use the Option save while saving the file and selecting the CSV format.
  • There are 4 different CSV formats, they are CSV (Comma delimited), CSV (Macintosh), CSV(MS-DOS) and CSV UTF-8.
  • We can convert all sheets of excel workbook at a time.

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4 Best Ways to Convert TXT to CSV

If you are a working professional, you would want to know a way in which you can quickly convert between different types of documents containing different data formats. If you are wondering if it is…

If you are a working professional, you would want to know a way in which you can quickly convert between different types of documents containing different data formats. If you are wondering if it is possible to convert a TXT file to CSV, you are in for some good news! It is indeed possible to make this conversion of a TXT file to CSV. Whether you are simply sharing a file or collaborating the file content with different team members, the methods to convert TXT file to CSV format will prove very beneficial to you. This article will tell you about the different ways in which you can convert TXT to CSV easily.

If you want to convert TXT to CSV son your Windows system, you can follow the steps given below.

  • Step 1: Launch Excel and open a new spreadsheet.
  • Step 2: From the menu at the top, click on “Data”.
  • Step 3: Click on “Get External Data” and then click on “From Text”.

    from text
  • Step 4: Select the TXT file stored in your system and then click on “Open”.

    open file
  • Step 5: Select “Delimited” in the pop-up import wizard.
  • Step 6: Check the box in front of “My data has headers” and then click on “Next”.
  • Step 7: Check “Tab” and then on “Next”.
  • Step 8: Review all the “General” information and then click on “Finish”.
  • Step 9: Enter “$A

    ” in the space provided below “Existing Worksheet” and then click on “OK”.

    import data
  • Step 10: Save this file in CSV format in the location you wish.

    csv format

This is the most widely used method to convert text file to CSV format on Windows system.

Solution 2: For TextEdit(Mac) - Convert TXT to CSV on Mac

Instead of Notepad on Windows system, the .txt file is only able to opened in an application called "TextEdit" on Mac computer. You can use it to convert as below.

  • Step 1. On Mac system, you need to open "Finder", and then find out "TextEdit" application.

    textedit
  • Step 2. Doule click it and click "File" and then "New", you will open a new document.

    create new file
  • Step 3. Click on "Format", and then "Make Plain Text".

    make plain text
  • Step 4. Type your information and save it as .csv file.

    save filesave as csv

Solution 3: Convert TXT to CSV on Python

You can also use Python to convert TXT to CSV. You can do this in the following way.

  • Step 1: Install pandas package by keying in the following command: pip install pandas
  • Step 2: Capture the storage path of the TXT file.
  • Step 3: Use Python to convert the TXT file to CSV by using the following command.

    import pandas as pd read_file = pd.read_csv (r'Path where the Text file is stored\File name.txt') read_file.to_csv (r'Path where the CSV will be saved\File name.csv', index=None)

Once this code is run, you will get your CSV file in the specified location.

Solution 4: Convert TXT to CSV Online

There are several online websites which host a couple of TXT to CSV converter tools that can be used for free to convert a TXT file to CSV file. All you need is a stable internet connection for using such a tool online. Some of the best online TXT to CSV converters are given below.

  • https://convertio.co/txt-csv/
  • https://onlinecsvtools.com/convert-text-to-csv
  • https://products.groupdocs.app/conversion/txt-to-csv
  • https://www.freefileconvert.com/txt-csv
  • https://anyconv.com/txt-to-csv-converter/
convert txt to csv

This method to convert TXT file to CSV files online is the most easiest and quickest.

There may be many reasons as to why you would want your file in CSV format in TXT format. Converting CSV format to TXT format makes the content easier to read. If you are one such user who has the same doubt as above, this article can be useful for you. There are several ways in which you can carry out the conversion of CSV to TXT. Instead of trying to use the common ways to do this, you can turn to some online converters to make the process easier. This article will give you the list of best 10 CSV to TXT converters that can be used easily by all users.

Top 10 Best CSV to TXT Converters

In all these converters, one CSV file can be converted to TXT at a given point of time. Here are the best 10 online converters available.

  • https://anyconv.com/csv-to-txt-converter/
  • https://convertio.co/csv-txt/
  • https://onlineconvertfree.com/convert-format/csv-to-txt/
  • https://www.docspal.com/convert/csv-to-txt
  • https://www.coolutils.com/online/CSV-to-TXT
  • https://www.freefileconvert.com/csv-txt
  • https://onlinecsvtools.com/convert-csv-to-text
  • https://products.groupdocs.app/conversion/csv-to-txt

All these converters function almost, in the same way, to convert CSV to text file. All you have to do is upload the file in CSV format, and the converter will do the rest and convert CSV to TXT in no time.

Let us take the first converter, Anyconv, as an example to see how these online converters work to convert CSV to text. This is a very simple converter and quite useful too. The interface is fairly easy to use, and most importantly, anyone without any technical knowledge can use this without much fuss.

  • Step 1: From any browser of your system, go to https://anyconv.com/csv-to-txt-converter/.
  • Step 2: Click on “Choose File” and select the CSV file to be converted.

    online converter
  • Step 3: Click on the “Convert” option and wait.
  • Step 4: Once it is converted, you can download the TXT file to whichever location on your system, you please.

    convert files

This is how simple and hassle-free it is to convert a CSV file to TXT file with the help of online converters.

If, after all the necessary conversions of file types, the final format of the file is XLSX, you can secure the data on it with a password. If in future you forget this password, you need not get worried. All you have to do is simply download PassFab for Excel, which has been specifically designed to unlock Excel spreadsheets whose password has been lost or forgotten. You can use this tool in the following way.

  • Step 1: Launch PassFab for Excel and then select the “Recover Excel Open Password” option.

    brute force attack
  • Step 2: Add the excel file by clicking on the “ ” icon.

    add file
  • Step 3: If the previous password of the file is known to you, click “Dictionary Attack”, if you have a few clues about the password, click “Brute Force with Mask Attack” or if you do not know anything about the password, click “Brute Force Attack”.
  • Step 4: Once this is done, click on the “Recover” option.

    recover password
  • Step 5: You can click on “Copy” to copy the password after it has been recovered with the help of this program.

    copy password

This way, you can easily unlock an Excel spreadsheet whose password you have forgotten. You can also get to know how to use it by watching this video.

Knowing about how to carry out data type and format conversions prove to be very useful in your professional life. This article details the different ways in which you can convert a TXT file to CSV file easily. Also, through this article, you also get to know how to unlock an Excel spreadsheet when you forgot your password.

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Firstly, select a txt to csv file you want to convert or drag and drop it. Secondly, select a format you want to convert your file to. Then click convert and wait until your file is converted

You can convert txt file to csv as well as to variety of other formats with free online converter.

How to convert csv to txt?

Icon of «Upload txt-file»

Step 1

Select txt file, which you want to convert, from your computer, Google Drive, Dropbox or drag and drop it on the page.

Icon of «Convert txt to csv»

Step 2

Select csv or any other format, which you want to convert.

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Step 3

Wait till your conversion process will be completed and click download converted csv file.

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Just drop your txt files on the page to convert csv or you can convert it to more than 250 different file formats without registration, giving an email or watermark.

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You can convert 7z archive to zip as well as to variety of other formats with free online converter.

How to convert zip to 7z?

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Step 1

Select 7z file, which you want to convert, from your computer, Google Drive, Dropbox or drag and drop it on the page.

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Select zip or any other format, which you want to convert.

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Covert Text File to CSV in Python

Python CSV. Created: November-17, 2021. Pandas offers a range of functions, among which is the ability to convert a text file to a CSV file. To get started, we first need to install the pandas using Anaconda. Alternatively, pandas can also be installed using the pip package manager on Windows, as shown below. Bash. bash Copy. pip install pandas.

Pandas offers a range of functions, among which is the ability to convert a text file to a CSV file.

To get started, we first need to install the pandas using Anaconda. Alternatively, pandas can also be installed using the pip package manager on Windows, as shown below.

pip install pandas

Output:

Defaulting to user installation because normal site-packages is not writeable
Collecting pandas
  Downloading pandas-1.3.4-cp310-cp310-win_amd64.whl (10.2 MB)
     |████████████████████████████████| 10.2 MB 1.3 MB/s
Collecting numpy>=1.21.0
  Downloading numpy-1.21.4-cp310-cp310-win_amd64.whl (14.0 MB)
     |████████████████████████████████| 14.0 MB 90 kB/s
Collecting python-dateutil>=2.7.3
  Downloading python_dateutil-2.8.2-py2.py3-none-any.whl (247 kB)
     |████████████████████████████████| 247 kB 1.3 MB/s
Collecting pytz>=2017.3
  Downloading pytz-2021.3-py2.py3-none-any.whl (503 kB)
     |████████████████████████████████| 503 kB 1.3 MB/s
Collecting six>=1.5
  Downloading six-1.16.0-py2.py3-none-any.whl (11 kB)
Installing collected packages: six, pytz, python-dateutil, numpy, pandas
  WARNING: The script f2py.exe is installed in 'C:\Users\tonyloi\AppData\Roaming\Python\Python310\Scripts' which is not on PATH.
  Consider adding this directory to PATH or, if you prefer to suppress this warning, use --no-warn-script-location.
Successfully installed numpy-1.21.4 pandas-1.3.4 python-dateutil-2.8.2 pytz-2021.3 six-1.16.0

Once the installation is done, we need to import the pandas package into our code using the import statement.

This then gives us access to the Pandas I/O API, which has both reader and writer functions.

Before implementing the reader function, we need to take note of the path to the file location. The path is often similar to the one below with variations depending on where the file is located in your computer.

# python 3
C:\Users\tonyloi\Desktop\sample.txt

On the other hand, we also need to determine the location that the new CSV file that will be generated will be stored, as this is one common argument passed to the writer function.

In addition, the name of the CSV file also needs to be determined beforehand. This location may be similar to the one below depending on where you want the new CSV file to be stored.

C:\Users\tonyloi\Desktop\sample.csv

Once we have all this in place, it is now the right time to write the two functions: a reader function to read the text file into our current workspace and a writer function to convert the text to CSV format.

Example Codes:

# python 3.x
import pandas as pd

file = pd.read_csv(r'C:\Users\tonyloi\Desktop\sample.txt')
new_csv_file = file.to_csv(r'C:\Users\tonyloi\Desktop\sample_csv_file.csv')

Executing the code above creates a new CSV file named sample_csv_file.csv at the specified location.

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Save a workbook to text format (.txt or .csv)

Open the workbook you want to save. Click File > Save As. Pick the place where you want to save the workbook. In the Save As dialog box, navigate to the location you want. Click the arrow in the Save as type box and pick the type of text or CSV file format you want. Note: The file formats you’ll see vary, depending on what type of sheet is ...

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Sometimes, you might need to save a workbook in another file format, like a text (txt) or a comma-separated values format (csv). Just keep in mind that whenever you save a workbook in another file format, some of its formatting, data, and features might not be saved.

Caution:  When you save a workbook in any of the text formats, all formatting will be removed.

  1. Open the workbook you want to save.

  2. Click File > Save As.

    Save As option on the File tab

  3. Pick the place where you want to save the workbook.

    Choose a Location option

  4. In the Save As dialog box, navigate to the location you want.

  5. Click the arrow in the Save as type box and pick the type of text or CSV file format you want.

    Note:  The file formats you’ll see vary, depending on what type of sheet is active in your workbook (a worksheet, chart sheet, or other type of sheet).

    Save As dialog box

  6. In the File name box, accept the suggested name or type a new name for the workbook.

Format

Extension

Description

Formatted Text (Space-delimited)

.prn

Lotus space-delimited format. Saves only the active sheet.

Text (Tab-delimited)

.txt

Saves a workbook as a tab-delimited text file for use on another Microsoft Windows operating system, and ensures that tab characters, line breaks, and other characters are interpreted correctly. Saves only the active sheet.

Text (Macintosh)

.txt

Saves a workbook as a tab-delimited text file for use on the Macintosh operating system, and ensures that tab characters, line breaks, and other characters are interpreted correctly. Saves only the active sheet.

Text (MS-DOS)

.txt

Saves a workbook as a tab-delimited text file for use on the MS-DOS operating system, and ensures that tab characters, line breaks, and other characters are interpreted correctly. Saves only the active sheet.

Unicode Text

.txt

Saves a workbook as Unicode text, a character encoding standard that was developed by the Unicode Consortium.

CSV (comma delimited)

.csv

Saves a workbook as a comma-delimited text file for use on another Windows operating system, and ensures that tab characters, line breaks, and other characters are interpreted correctly. Saves only the active sheet.

CSV (Macintosh)

.csv

Saves a workbook as a comma-delimited text file for use on the Macintosh operating system, and ensures that tab characters, line breaks, and other characters are interpreted correctly. Saves only the active sheet.

CSV (MS-DOS)

.csv

Saves a workbook as a comma-delimited text file for use on the MS-DOS operating system, and ensures that tab characters, line breaks, and other characters are interpreted correctly. Saves only the active sheet.

DIF

.dif

Data Interchange Format. Saves only the active sheet.

SYLK

.slk

Symbolic Link Format. Saves only the active sheet.

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You can convert the file to a CSV (comma-separated values) file using a spreadsheet application, such as Microsoft Excel or LibreOffice Calc. Using Microsoft Excel. Using LibreOffice Calc. Using Microsoft Excel. Open Microsoft Excel. Click the File tab in the Ribbon menu and click the Open option. Click the Browse option to bring up the Open or ...

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A tab-delimited text file is a text file whose units of text are separated by a tab character. These tab characters organize the text into tabular data. You can convert the file to a CSV (comma-separated values) file using a spreadsheet application, such as Microsoft Excel or LibreOffice Calc.

  • Using Microsoft Excel.
  • Using LibreOffice Calc.

Using Microsoft Excel

  1. Open Microsoft Excel.
  2. Click the File tab in the Ribbon menu and click the Open option.
  3. Click the Browse option to bring up the Open or Browse window.
  4. Next to the File Name field, click the File Type drop-down menu and select the Text Files option.
  5. Navigate to the location of the text file, select it, and click the Open button.
  6. In the Text Import Wizard, the Delimited option should already be selected (shown below). Click the Next button to go to Step 2 of the wizard.

Microsoft Excel Text Import Wizard Step 1

Note

If the text file has a header row (row that identifies the name of each column of data), click the check box for My data has headers.

  1. Make sure the Tab option is checked and validate the data is separated correctly in the Data preview section.

Microsoft Excel Text Import Wizard Step 2

  1. To format each column of data, like text, date, or numeric, click the Next button and select the format type for each column of data. If you don't need to format each column of data, click the Finish button.
  2. The text file data is converted to spreadsheet format. Again, click the File tab in the Ribbon menu and select the Save As option.
  3. In the Save As window, select the CSV (Comma delimited) (*.csv) option in the Save as type drop-down menu.
  4. Type a name for the CSV file in the File name field, navigate to where you want to save the file, then click the Save button.

The file is saved as a CSV file, which is a text file that uses commas as delimiters. It can be opened in a spreadsheet application or in any text editor.

Using LibreOffice Calc

LibreOffice is a free, open-source office productivity software suite that runs on many operating systems, including Linux, Microsoft Windows, and macOS. Its spreadsheet application is LibreOffice Calc.

Follow these steps to open a tab-delimited text file in LibreOffice Calc, view it as a spreadsheet, and save it as a CSV file.

  1. Open LibreOffice Calc.
  2. From the File menu, select Open and select your tab-delimited text file.

LibreOffice Calc file menu

  1. Once the Text Import dialog box opens, by default, it interprets tabs, commas, and semicolons as column delimiters, and newlines as row delimiters.

LibreOffice Calc Text Import options dialog

  1. Unselect Comma and Semicolon.

Unselecting the comma and semicolon delimiter options in the LibreOffice Calc Text Import options dialog

  1. Click OK. Your data loads into a spreadsheet.

Data loaded into spreadsheet

  1. You can now select Save As from the file menu, and choose Text CSV (.csv) as the File Type.

Saving as CSV

  1. To save the file, click Save.

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21-07-2019 · Selecting the Text option makes Excel import the contents of the .csv file “as is,” without intelligently converting the fields to number or date format. Verify the fields and if you’re satisfied with how Excel is displaying the contents, click on the Close & Load button in the Home tab. This closes the Power Query Editor and loads the ...

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A comma-separated values (CSV) file is a delimited text file that uses a comma to separate values. Each line in a .csv file is a data record consisting of one or more fields, with each field separated by a comma. A .csv file can be imported to and exported from programs that store data in tables, such as Microsoft Office Excel, LibreOffice, or OpenOffice. When you open a .csv file in a spreadsheet, the spreadsheet uses the comma as the field separator (delimiter).

Here are the contents of a sample .csv file:

"name","roll number","dob","address"
"steve","011","10-Jan-2012","Jungle Road, Leominster MA 1453"
"jack","012","12-Mar-2012","Massachusetts Ave, Lunenburg MA 1462"
"rodriguez","013","11-May-2011","780 Lynnway, Lynn MA 1905"

When you open a .csv file in Microsoft Excel, it converts the text format to number or date format depending upon the data pattern in the .csv file. The automatic transformation of the data format may be undesirable in some cases. For instance, you may have a .csv file with the following contents:

In the above example, the roll number field has a leading zero, and the date of birth is specified in dd-mmm-yyyy format. But, when you open the .csv file in Excel, it truncates the leading zero(es) and formats the date fields into dd-mmm-yy format automatically. Here is an example:

With the automatic data type conversion, problems can happen when the .csv file contains the ZIP or postal codes, telephone numbers, or government-issued ID card numbers.

You may want to preserve the leading zero(es) and the original date format, and wondering how to prevent Excel from automatically transforming the data type.

Stop Excel from Converting Text to Number or Date format when Importing a CSV file

Option 1: Rename .csv to .txt and then open in Excel

To prevent Excel from automatically changing the data format to number/date format, you can rename the .csv file to .txt. Then open the .txt file from the File menu in Microsoft Excel.

Go through the following Text Import Wizard, select Text format for the required columns, and complete the process.

In Step 1, select Delimited (with is the default selection, anyway). And, choose the My data has headers options if your .csv file’s 1st line represents the caption or header text.

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In Step 2 of 3, Excel defaults to Tab as the delimiter, as we’re opening a file with extension .txt, not .csv.

Deselect Tab and select Comma, and click Next.

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Step 3 of 3 is an important step. You’ll see that General option is chosen as the default in the Column data format section. What the General option does is that it converts numeric values to numbers, date values to dates, and all remaining values to text. This is exactly what we do not want.

prevent excel convert data format import .csv file

Select the column — “roll number” — and select Text as the data format. Similarly, repeat the step for the Date column.

prevent excel convert data format import .csv file

Click Finish. Excel should now import the values exactly as in the .csv file, without truncating the leading zeroes or changing the date/time format.

prevent excel convert data format import .csv file

Don’t prefer renaming the .csv file to .txt every time? Then try Option 2.

Option 2: Import .csv file using the Import Data Sources feature

To preserve the original data (format) when opening a .csv in Excel, use the “Import data” option in Excel’s Data tab.

Select the Data tab in Excel, and click From Text/CSV

Browse to locate the .csv file from which you want to import the contents. You’ll see the preview window below where you can define the file origin, and change the delimiter if required. If the preview looks good, click on the Load button.

But, in this example, the leading zero in the roll number field is truncated — also, the date field in different data type than what’s in the original .csv file. So, we want to transform it back to the original format.

Click on the Transform Data button. This opens the Power Query Editor which shows exactly what you saw in the preview dialog above.

Important: If you are using Excel 2013 or earlier versions of Excel, you may need to enable Power Query in Excel. You can also download and install the most recent version of Power Query for Excel, which automatically enables it.

Select the columns which you want to transform (to Text format.)

From the Transform tab, click Data Type: and select Text (instead of General) from the drop-down box.

Click Replace current when you see the Change Column Type dialog.

Selecting the Text option makes Excel import the contents of the .csv file “as is,” without intelligently converting the fields to number or date format.

Verify the fields and if you’re satisfied with how Excel is displaying the contents, click on the Close & Load button in the Home tab. This closes the Power Query Editor and loads the data in your worksheet.

That’s it! You’ve now imported a .csv file into Excel without changing the data formats.

Option 3: Formatting the CSV file so that Excel doesn’t convert the data format

You can format the .csv file in such a way that opening it normally in Excel (not importing via the Data tab) doesn’t transform the data format from text to number or date. For example, prefix the date and roll number fields with "=" and suffix them with two double-quotes (""), like below:

"steve","=""011""","=""10-Jan-2012""","Jungle Road, Leominster MA 1453"

instead of:

"steve","011","10-Jan-2012","Jungle Road, Leominster MA 1453"

The “Equal To” symbol makes Excel import the field as a formula, and hence the field’s data format won’t be changed.

  • Note: If you’re using a program or script to output .csv files, you can export the file using the above format. However, note that the above workaround may not be helpful in all situations. For instance, it may not help if the field data also contains double-quotes or the “equal to” symbol.

Now, open the .csv file in Microsoft Excel by double-clicking on it.

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Excel should render the contents correctly (date & roll number fields) as in the .csv file.

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Convert TXT To CSV Using Python Pandas

23-02-2022 · Convert The Text File Into A CSV File Using Python Panda’s Dataframe.to_csv () Method The Python code snippet required to convert a text file to CSV is given below: Copy import pandas as pd textdatafile = pd.read_csv ("path to the txt file") textdatafile.to_csv ("new csv file name", index = …

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In this article, you’ll learn how to convert a text (.txt) file into a CSV (comma-separated values) file using Python Pandas.

Pandas is a fast, open-source library built on top of NumPy. We’ll use it to read a text file and convert it into a CSV file.

Given below is the step-by-step guide to convert a text (.txt) file into a CSV file using Python Pandas.

Steps To Convert Text (.txt) File To CSV Using Python Pandas

Create The Original Text File With Rows And Columns

First, create the original text file with the proper rows and columns structure.

In this example, we’ll be using a text file containing the roll numbers, names, classes, and scores of a few students. The fields in the text file are separated by commas, which is the default delimiter. You can also use a different delimiter of your choice, as discussed later in this article.

The text file, that we’re gonna convert to a CSV file in this example, is shown below.

Python Pandas TXT to CSV: Original Text File

Note: The first column is used for indexing by default when a text file is read.

Convert The Text File Into A CSV File Using Python Panda’s Dataframe.to_csv() Method

The Python code snippet required to convert a text file to CSV is given below:

import pandas as pd

textdatafile = pd.read_csv("path to the txt file")

textdatafile.to_csv("new csv file name", index = None)

After running the above code snippet a new csv file will be created in the same directory with the name mentioned inside the to_csv() function.

Here’s how the outputted CSV file would look:

Python Pandas TXT to CSV: Output CSV File

Configurations

Changing The Delimiter

As mentioned earlier in this article, the read_csv() method, of the pandas library of Python, expects the fields in the text to be separated by commas (,) by default.

However, we can include the delimiter parameter in the read_csv() to set our own delimiter.

For example, in the text shown below, the fields are separated by the “~” character.

Python Pandas TXT to CSV: Original Text File With Custom Delimiter

In this case, we need to specify the delimiter in the read_csv() function as shown in the Python3 code snippet given below.

import pandas as pd

textdatafile = pd.read_csv("path to the txt file", delimiter = '~')

textdatafile.to_csv("new csv file name", index = None)

The CSV output shown below.

Python Pandas TXT to CSV: Output CSV File

The pandas library also allows us to specify our own headers for columns if they’re not already mentioned in the text file.

Let’s take the example shown below, where there are no headers present for the columns.

Python Pandas Convert Txt To Csv: Text File Without Column Headers

In this case, we can insert the column headings using python pandas, while converting the file from TXT to CSV.

The Python3 code snippet is given below.

import pandas as pd

textdatafile = pd.read_csv("path to the txt file", header = None)

#adding column headings
textdatafile.columns = ['Roll No.', 'Name', 'Class', 'Score']

textdatafile.to_csv("new csv file name", index = None)

When the code is executed, we get a new CSV file with all the fields and the column headings mentioned in the code. The CSV output is given below.

Python Pandas TXT to CSV: Output CSV File

I hope this article helped you learn how to convert a text file into a CSV file using the pandas library of Python.

If you have any doubts or queries, feel free to comment down below. I will try my best to help you out.

Have a great day ahead!

How to Change a Microsoft Word Document to a CSV File

30-05-2019 · A Comma Separated Value (CSV) contains data separated by commas (and sometimes other characters) and is generally used to exchange data from one application to another. If you have a list of data in a Word document, converting it to a CSV file can help you get it into other apps.

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A Comma Separated Value (CSV) contains data separated by commas (and sometimes other characters) and is generally used to exchange data from one application to another. If you have a list of data in a Word document, converting it to a CSV file can help you get it into other apps.

Let’s say you’ve been keeping all of your email contacts organized in a Word file and you’d like to let an online application clean it up for you. You’re likely going to need a CSV file to achieve this. In fact, several of these applications you’d find online may only support CSV files because the file works across the Mac, Windows, and Linux platforms. Pretty efficient.

Go ahead and open the Word file that contains the data to be imported. In this example, we’re going to be showing a very small email list.

small email list

As you can see, all of our data is separated by commas and are on separate lines, similar to the row/column structure you’d find in Excel. The structure of a CSV file can get a bit complicated, but this is a very basic example.

Once you’re ready, click the “File” tab located at the top-left of the window.

file tab

In the pane on the left-hand side, select “Save As.”

save as

Select the “Plain Text” file type from the list of options. This will save your file as a TXT file. Click “Save.”

plain text

Once you save, you will receive a warning message stating that saving as a text file will cause formatting, pictures, and objects in your file to be lost. With a simple file such as this, we have nothing to worry about. Leave everything as is and click “OK.”

warning message

Now, let’s open up Microsoft Excel. When you open Excel, select “Open” in the left-hand pane.

open excel file

Locate the recent file that we saved as a TXT file. Note that you might have to select “Text File” from the file option type drop-down when browsing or else the file will not appear. By default, Excel will only show Excel files.

Once you’ve selected the file and clicked “Open,” the Text Import Wizard window will appear. Here, make sure that the “Delimited” option is selected. You can also choose the row at which your data begins. We will keep ours on the first row. When you’re ready, click “Next.”

step 1 of 3

In the next window, make sure you select “Comma” in the Delimiters section. You’ll notice a change in the preview window. When you’re ready, click “Next.”

step 2 of 3

In the final window, you’ll need to specify the column data format. We’ll leave ours at “General,” but depending on what type of data you’re importing, you might want to choose a different option. When you’re ready, click “Finish.”

step 3 of 3

Our data should now be successfully imported and neatly organized in Excel!

excel data

Now all that’s left is to save the file as a CSV file. Head over to the “File” tab.

file tab excel

Select “Save As” in the left-hand pane.

Save as excel

In the file type box, you’ve probably noticed there are three different types of CSV files. They are as follows:

  • CSV UTF-8
  • CSV (Macintosh)
  • CSV (MS-DOS)

There is very little difference between the first and third option. You’ll want to select the second option if you’re a Mac user. In this example, though, we’ll be selecting the “CSV (MS-DOS)” option.

save as csv

Now all that’s left to do is click “Save.” You’ve now successfully converted your Word file to a CSV file.

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16-06-2020 · Please can any one help i am trying to build a workflow that would convert this text file to a csv. it always in this format. Yoichi (Yoichi) June 16, 2020, 11:02pm #2. Hi, Hope the following helps you. Sample20200617-1.zip (10.2 KB) Regards, 1 Like. MasterOfLogic ...

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Hello ,

Please can any one help i am trying to build a workflow that would convert this text file to a csv. it always in this format

Hi,

Hope the following helps you.

Sample20200617-1.zip (10.2 KB)

Regards,

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@Yoichi thank youuuuuuuu… i truly appreciate. That worked so fine and fast. Thanks a lot.

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@Yoichi thank you so much… this is the new error i get now when i try to read the csv Read Input CSV: The CSV file format for uiPath\AccessMobileGLRecon\WorkDirectory\Processing\acm03JUN20.csv is invalid. Line 17 contains more values than the header line.

Hi,

probably it’s caused by the following.

MasterOfLogic:

Line 17 contains more values than the header line.

There are some causes to raise this error.
For example, Is there any comma in your original text?

or can you share your text data?

Regards,

Hello Yochi, please take a look at this. i think this is the issue after generating csv from text file it creates a blank column at the end which is normally not supposed to exists

Hi,

I think mainly there are 2 possibilities of the problem as the following.

  1. There is comma in the text and it’s recognized as separator of CSV. As a result, number of column in the row is larger than other.

  2. There are 3 or more spaces not as separator but as data . This workflow replaces 3 or more spaces to comma. As a result, number of column in the row is larger than other.

Can you check your text data from the above points?

Regards,

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Thanks a lot @Yoichi … you are very correct , Number (2) is the problem. there is a data that has 3 spaces and it separates it into different column , how do i go about it now

I think we would need a regex to replace spaces between characters that are less than 4 spaces to exactly 1 space

Hi,

It’s depends on maximum number of spaces as data .
If it’s less than 5, the following expression will work. Can you modify expression in assign activity which I comment “Replace 3 or more spaces to comma”?

System.Text.RegularExpressions.Regex.Replace(text," {5,}",",")

note: currently 3

Can you try?

Regards,

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Hello @Yoichi it worked thank you. but its still has the same issue because there is another data separated by 13 spaces . 13 spaces this time, i am about to give up and call the file unstructured. is there is still anyway out. the file is above the max file size to be uploaded here … here is a link to check it out https://drive.google.com/file/d/12pRUbe7ePOKaHrxA1/view?usp=sharing the link contains your sequence and the complete text file

Thank you so much

Hi,

Can you try the following?

Sample20200617-1v2.zip (12.6 KB)

This add extra columns but works good.

Regards,

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@Yochi hey thanks a lot, i think the for each is running forever as the rows are many

Hi

Can you try not debug but run?

Regards,

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Hello @Yoichi , You are the best. I am very delighted . I appreciate all your assistance . it works really fine. without you i would have never gotten it . Thanks a lot . Everything works fine. thanks to you.

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How to Convert TXT to CSV?

30-09-2020 · Converting a TXT File into a CSV File by Using Excel. Excel can open both TXT and CSV files, which is why it is easier to open one format and then save it as another. However, for opening a TXT file, there are several steps that you can configure before it opens in a spreadsheet.

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A text file is a standard text document that contains plain text and has no additional formatting. Text files are compatible with most of the devices and they will have a .txt extension. Whereas CSV (Comma Separated Value) files will have more specific formatting elements. Sometimes a user gets a TXT file from the website rather than the CSV file. Just changing the extension of the file doesn’t help much. So, the user needs to convert the TXT file into a CSV file by themselves.

TXT to CSV

Converting a TXT File into a CSV File by Using Excel

Excel can open both TXT and CSV files, which is why it is easier to open one format and then save it as another. However, for opening a TXT file, there are several steps that you can configure before it opens in a spreadsheet. If the user is able to select the correct options, then the columns and rows will be in a good shape just like the user want it to be. Follow the below steps to open a TXT file and save it as a CSV file:

  1. Open your Excel by double-clicking the shortcut on the desktop. You can also search it through the Windows search feature.
    Opening Excel
  2. Click on the Open, then choose the Browse option and now search for the TXT file that you want to convert. Select the file and click on the Open button.
    Note: If you are unable to find a file, just choose the All Files option.
    Opening a Text File
  3. Now in the Text Import Wizard, choose the Delimited option so that it will consider the tabs and commas to separate each field. Click on the Next button to move to the next step.
    Selecting options in step 1 of the wizard
  4. For Delimiters, you can choose the option that you used in the TXT file for separating. If data are separated by Comma, then choose the Comma option and so on. Click on the Next button again.
    Note: In our case, the data were separated by Tab.
    Selecting the option to separate data
  5. For the final step of the Wizard, you can choose what kind of data is in each column. If you are not sure or find the preview good enough then choose the General option which will automatically adjust it.
    Selecting the option for data type
  6. Now click on the File menu at the top left, then choose the Save As option and select the location where you want to save the file. Make sure you select the CSV (Comma delimited) as the file format. Name the file and click on the Save button.
    Saving the file as CSV
  7. It will save the file as a CSV into the path you provided.

If you don’t have the Excel installed on your system, then you can use the online method for conversion. However, online methods may not work as well as the Excel method. Each website will process the conversion differently. It is best to use the online site method for simple files rather than complicated ones. Follow the below steps to try it out:

  1. Open your browser and go to the Convertio site. Click on the Choose File and select the TXT file that you want to convert.
    Note: You can also just drag and drop the file over the button.
    Opening Convertio site
  2. Make sure that CSV is selected as output and click on the Convert button to start conversion.
    Converting TXT to CSV
  3. After the conversion, click on the Download button to save the file to your system.
    Downloading the converted file
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Dim fPath As String: fPath = "C:\Import\" 'path to CSV files, include the final \. Dim fCSV As String. Application.ScreenUpdating = False. fCSV = Dir (fPath & "*.csv") 'start the CSV file listing. Do While Len (fCSV) > 0. 'open a CSV file. Set wbCSV = Workbooks.Open (fPath & fCSV) 'insert col A and add CSV name.

A CSV file is a text file already, just formatted with commas.
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A CSV file is a text file already, just formatted with commas.
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Actually My end object is to import all the text file to an excel sheet. I have a VBA code which imports CSV files to an excel sheet but the data should reside in A1 cell of all CSV files before importing. But in my case when I convert text files to CSV files then the data is splitted into multiple columns which is the only problem and VBA code is not working on such CSV files. For reference, I VBA code is given below: Option Explicit Sub ImportCSVsWithReference() 'Author: Jerry 'Date: 10/16/2010 ' Import all CSV files from a folder into a single sheet ' adding a field in column A listing the CSV filenames Dim wbCSV As Workbook Dim wsMstr As Worksheet: Set wsMstr = ThisWorkbook.Sheets("MasterCSV") Dim fPath As String: fPath = "C:\Import\" 'path to CSV files, include the final \ Dim fCSV As String Application.ScreenUpdating = False fCSV = Dir(fPath & "*.csv") 'start the CSV file listing Do While Len(fCSV) > 0 'open a CSV file Set wbCSV = Workbooks.Open(fPath & fCSV) 'insert col A and add CSV name Columns(1).Insert xlShiftToRight Columns(1).SpecialCells(xlBlanks).Value = ActiveSheet.Name 'copy date into master sheet and close source file ActiveSheet.UsedRange.Copy wsMstr.Range("A" & Rows.Count).End(xlUp).Offset(1) wbCSV.Close False 'ready next CSV fCSV = Dir Loop Application.ScreenUpdating = True

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How to Convert a CSV File to Microsoft Excel

04-01-2022 · To get started, first, open Microsoft Excel on your computer and create a new spreadsheet. In Excel’s ribbon at the top, click the “Data” tab. On the “Data” tab, in the “Get & Transform Data” section, click “From Text/CSV.”. You will now connect your workbook to your CSV file. Advertisement.

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With Microsoft Excel’s built-in options, you can quickly and easily convert your comma-separated values (CSV) files to Excel format (XLSX). Here’s how you perform this conversion on your computer.

Multiple Ways to Convert CSV to XLSX

Excel offers multiple ways to convert a CSV file to an XLSX file.

The first method is to open your CSV file in Excel and then save the file as an XLSX file. The drawback of this method is that it uses the default Excel data format, which might not work very well with your CSV’s data. For example, your CSV might use a certain date format, and that format might be different in Excel, which renders your data inaccurate.

The other method is to import your CSV file’s data into an Excel workbook and then save that workbook as a new XLSX file. With this method, you get to configure the data type for your CSV file’s data.

Excel also has a legacy “Text Import Wizard” to import data from files like CSV into your worksheets, but the aforementioned new methods are slowly replacing it.

Note: You do not necessarily have to convert a CSV file to Excel format to open and edit it in the Excel app. You can work with your CSV files without converting them in Excel.

Convert CSV to Excel With the “Save As” Option

“Save As” is a quick and easy way to convert most CSV files to Excel format without any issues.

To use this method, open your computer’s file manager and locate the CSV file you want to convert to Excel. On a Windows PC, use File Explorer to do that. On Mac, use Finder.

Locate the CSV file on the computer.

Right-click your CSV file and select Open With > Excel in the menu. This opens your file in the Excel app.

Right-click the CSV file and select Open With > Excel.

When Excel opens, you will see all your CSV file’s data in it. Review this data carefully and make any modifications to it before saving it in Excel format.

A CSV file in Excel.

If everything looks good, then save the file as an XLSX file. Do this by clicking “File” in Excel’s top-left corner.

Click

In the sidebar on the left, click “Save As.”

Click

Select “Browse” in the pane on the right.

Click

You will see a “Save As” window. In this window, choose a folder where you’d like to save your resulting XLSX file. Click the “File Name” field and type a name for your new file. Click the “Save as Type” drop-down menu and select “Excel Workbook (*.XLSX)” so your file is saved in Excel format.

Finally, at the bottom of the “Save As” window, click “Save” to save your file.

Save the CSV file in Excel format.

And that’s it. Your CSV file is now converted to Excel format and is available in your specified folder.

Convert CSV to Excel With the “From Text/CSV” Option

To review and modify the settings for your CSV data before importing it into Excel and then converting it to Excel format, use the app’s built-in “From Text/CSV” import feature.

This feature connects your workbook to your CSV file and imports your CSV data. Then, once you have the data in your workbook, you save the workbook as an Excel file.

To get started, first, open Microsoft Excel on your computer and create a new spreadsheet. In Excel’s ribbon at the top, click the “Data” tab.

Click the

On the “Data” tab, in the “Get & Transform Data” section, click “From Text/CSV.” You will now connect your workbook to your CSV file.

Select

In the “Import Data” window that opens, access the folder that has your CSV file and double-click the file to add it to Excel.

Double-click the CSV file.

In Excel, a new window will open displaying your CSV file’s data. Here, Excel tries to keep your data as accurate as possible. However, if you see any issues, use the drop-down menus on this window to fix them.

For example, if your imported file uses a different encoding type, click the “File Origin” drop-down menu and choose an appropriate type. Similarly, to get Excel to analyze more rows in your data to define the data types, click the “Data Type Detection” drop-down menu and select an option.

When all looks good, and you want to import this on-screen data into Excel, click “Load” at the bottom of the window.

Preview the CSV data in Excel.

You now have your CSV file’s data in your Excel workbook.

CSV data in Excel.

By default, Excel uses the table format for your imported data. If you’d like to use normal ranges, then click any cell on the table and select Table > Convert to Range from the menu. Then select “OK” in the prompt.

Right-click a table cell and select Table > Convert to Range.

Your table is now gone, but its formatting remains. To get rid of this table-style formatting, select your entire table, click Excel’s “Home” tab, and choose Clear > Clear Formats.

Select the table and click Clear > Clear Formats.

You now have your CSV file’s data in plain text in your Excel spreadsheet.

A CSV file's data in plain text in Excel.

To save this data in Excel format, in Excel’s top-left corner, click “File.”

Click

From the left sidebar, select “Save.”

Choose

A “Save As” window will open. Here, type a name for your file and click “Save.”

Type a file name and click

And that’s all. You now have your CSV file’s Excel format (XLSX) version available on your computer. Enjoy!

On a related note, you can import your converted Excel file into Google Sheets to edit your workbooks on the cloud. Try that out if you’re interested.

RELATED: How to Import an Excel Document into Google Sheets

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Save the .CSV file on the desktop. Right-click the file and select Open > Excel application. Highlight the column that will be arranged. Go to menu Data and select Text to Columns (see figure below). A new window will open, select Delimited, and then click Next. Select from the given Delimiters the options needed, and then click Next and Finish.

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Open the RTF file in Microsoft Word, make sure there is only 1 email address per line. Then click Save As and select the format as Plain Text (*.txt). Once you have saved the file as plain text, it is actually compatible with the CSV format. You should be able to upload this text file to the MailboxValidator website for bulk validation.

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Step 4: Convert the text file to CSV using Python. Finally, you may use the template below in order to facilitate the conversion of your text file to CSV: import pandas as pd read_file = pd.read_csv (r'Path where the Text file is stored\File name.txt') read_file.to_csv (r'Path where the CSV will be saved\File name.csv', index=None)

You may use the following approach in order to convert a text file to a CSV file using Python:

import pandas as pd

read_file = pd.read_csv (r'Path where the Text file is stored\File name.txt')
read_file.to_csv (r'Path where the CSV will be saved\File name.csv', index=None)

In the next section, you’ll see the complete steps to convert your text file to CSV.

Steps to Convert a Text File to CSV using Python

Step 1: Install the Pandas package

If you haven’t already done so, install the Pandas package. You may use the following command to install the Pandas package under Windows:

pip install pandas

Step 2: Capture the path where your text file is stored

Next, capture the path where the text file is stored on your computer.

Here is an example of a path where a text file (called ‘Product_List’) is stored:

C:\Users\Ron\Desktop\Test\Product_List.txt

Step 3: Specify the path where the new CSV file will be saved

Now, you’ll need to specify the path where the new CSV file will be saved. For example:

C:\Users\Ron\Desktop\Test\New_Products.csv

Step 4: Convert the text file to CSV using Python

Finally, you may use the template below in order to facilitate the conversion of your text file to CSV:

import pandas as pd

read_file = pd.read_csv (r'Path where the Text file is stored\File name.txt')
read_file.to_csv (r'Path where the CSV will be saved\File name.csv', index=None)

For our example:

  • The path where the text file is stored is: C:\Users\Ron\Desktop\Test\Product_List.txt
    • Where the file name is Product_List and the file extension is txt
  • The path where the CSV will be saved is: C:\Users\Ron\Desktop\Test\New_Products.csv
    • Where the new file name to be created is New_Products and the file extension is csv

So this is the complete code to convert the text file to CSV for our example (note that you’ll need to modify the paths to reflect the location where the files are stored on your computer):

import pandas as pd

read_file = pd.read_csv (r'C:\Users\Ron\Desktop\Test\Product_List.txt')
read_file.to_csv (r'C:\Users\Ron\Desktop\Test\New_Products.csv', index=None)

Once you run the code in Python (adjusted to your paths), you’ll get the CSV file at your specified location.

Converting CSV to Excel: solutions for common issues ...

Import long numbers as text or change the Number format directly in Excel. Import long numbers as text To accurately transfer big numbers from CSV to Excel, run the Text Import Wizard and set the format of the target column(s) to Text .

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CSV not opening correctly in Excel? The tutorial investigates typical issues and provides the most effective solutions.

The CSV format is commonly used for importing/exporting data between various spreadsheet programs. The name CSV (comma separated values) implies the use of comma to separate data fields. But that is in theory. In practice, many so-called CSV files separate data using other characters such as semicolon or tabs. Some implementations enclose data fields in single or double quotation marks, while others require a Unicode byte order mark (BOM), for example UTF-8, for correct Unicode interpretation. The lack of standard spawns various problems with CSV to Excel conversions.

CSV file opens in one column in Excel

Symptoms. When opening a csv file in Excel, all data appears in a single column.

Cause. To split data in columns, Excel uses the list separator set in your Windows Regional settings. This may be either a comma (in North America and some other countries) or semicolon (in European countries). When the delimiter used in a particular .csv file differs from the default separator, that file opens in one column.

Solutions. There are several possible solutions for this case including VBA macros or a global change in the Windows settings. We'll show how to quickly fix the issue without changing the default list separator on your computer, so none of your applications will be affected.

Change delimiter in CSV file

For Excel to be able to read CSV with a different separator, you can define the delimiter directly in that file. To have it done, open the file with any text editor (Notepad will do fine) and add the below text in the first line. Note, it should be a separate line before any other data:

  • To separate with comma: sep=,
  • To separate with semicolon: sep=;

In the same manner, you can set any other custom separator - simply type it after the equality sign.
Specify the separator in the csv file.

With an appropriate separator defined, you can now open the file in the usual way, from Excel itself or from Windows Explorer.

Specify delimiter when importing CSV file to Excel

Instead of opening a csv file in Excel, import it using either Text Import Wizard (in all versions) or Power Query (in Excel 365 - 2016).

The Text Import Wizard provides a few choices for delimiters in step 2. Generally, you'd choose:

  • Comma for comma separated values files
  • Tab for text files
  • Semicolon for semicolon separated values files

If you are not sure what separator your data contains, try different delimiters and see which one works right in the Data preview.
Choose the delimiter when importing CSV file.

When creating a Power Query connection, you can pick the delimiter in the Preview dialog window:
Choose the delimiter when creating a Power Query connection.

For the detailed step-by-step instructions, please see the above-linked examples.

Split cells using Text to Columns feature

In case your data is already transferred to Excel, you can separate it into different columns by using the Text to Columns feature. Essentially, it works like the Text Import Wizard: you select a delimiter and Data preview reflects the changes on the fly:
Select a delimiter to split text values into different columns.

For full details, please see How to split cells in Excel.

How to keep leading zeros in Excel CSV

Symptoms. Some values in your csv file contain leading zeros. When the file is opened in Excel, the preceding zeros are lost.

Cause. By default, Microsoft Excel converts csv files to the General format that strips off leading zeros.

Solution. Instead of opening, import your CSV to Excel and select Text format for problematic columns.

Using Text Import Wizard

To start Import Text Wizard automatically, change the file extension from .csv to .txt, and then open the text file from Excel. Or enable the From Text (Legacy) feature, and start importing CSV to Excel.

In step 3 of the wizard, select the column containing values with leading zeros and change its format to Text. This will import the values as text strings keeping all leading zeros in place.
Keep leading zeros in Excel CSV.

Using Power Query

If you prefer importing a csv file to Excel by connecting to it, there are two ways to keep leading zeros.

Method 1: Import all data in Text format

In the preview dialog box, under Data Type Detection, choose Do not detect data types. The contents of your csv file will be loaded into Excel as text, and all leading zeros will be retained.
To keep leading zeros, load the CSV file to Excel as text.

Note. This method works fine if your file contains only text data. If there are different kinds of values, then use method 2 to define an appropriate format for each column individually.

Method 2: Set format for each column

In situation when your csv file contains various data types such as text, numbers, currencies, dates and times, you can explicitly indicate which format should be used for each particular column.

  1. Underneath the data preview, click Transform Data.
  2. In the Power Query Editor, select the column where you want to retain preceding zeros, and click Data Type > Text.
    To retain preceding zeros, choose Text for Data Type.
  3. Define data types for other columns if needed.
  4. When done with editing, on the Home tab, in the Close group, click either:
    • Close & Load - this will load the results to a new sheet in the current workbook.
    • Close & Load To… - this will let you decide where to load the results.

Symptoms. After converting CSV to Excel, dates are formatted incorrectly, days and months are swapped, some dates are changed to text, and some text values are auto formatted as dates.

Cause. In your csv file, dates are written in the format different from the default date format set in your operating system, because of which Excel fails to interpret the dates correctly.

Solution. Depending on exactly what problem you are faced with, try out one of the following solutions.

Days and months are mixed up

When the date formats in the Windows Regional settings and csv file are different, there is no way for Excel to determine that mm/dd/yy dates it is looking for are stored in the dd/mm/yy format in that particular file. As a result, the day and month units are reversed: Jan-3 becomes Mar-1, Jan-10 becomes Oct-1, and so on. Moreover, dates after Jan-12 are converted to text strings because there exist no 13th, 14th, etc. months.

For the dates to be imported correctly, run Text Import Wizard, and pick the appropriated Date format in step 3:
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Some values are converted to dates

Microsoft Excel is designed to make it easier to enter various kinds of values. Therefore, if Excel believes that a given value represents a date, it is auto formatted as a date. For example, the text string apr23 looks very much like April 23, and 11/3 resembles November 3, so both values are converted to dates.

To stop Excel from changing text values to dates, use the already familiar approach: convert CSV to Excel by importing it. In step 3 of the Text Import Wizard, select the problematic column and change its format to Text.
Stop text values from being converted to dates.

Dates are formatted incorrectly

When a csv file is opened in Excel, the dates are normally displayed in the default format. For example, in your original file, you may have 7-May-21 or 05/07/21, while in Excel it appears as 5/7/2021.

To display dates in the desired format, make use of the Format Cells feature:

  1. Select the column of dates.
  2. Press Ctrl 1 to open the Format Cells dialog box.
  3. On the Number tab, choose Date under Category.
  4. Under Type, pick the desired formatting.
  5. Click OK.
    Changing date format in Excel

If none of the preset formats is right for you, then you can create your own one as explained in How to make custom date format in Excel.

Prevent Excel from converting numbers to scientific notation

Symptoms. After converting CSV to Excel, long numbers are formatted as scientific notation, e.g. 1234578900 appears as 1.23E 09.

Cause. In Microsoft Excel, numbers are limited to 15 digits of precision. If numbers in your csv file exceed that limit, Excel automatically converts them to scientific notation as a way to conform to that limit. If a number contains more than 15 significant digits, all "extra" digits in the end are changed to zeros.

Solution. Import long numbers as text or change the Number format directly in Excel.

Import long numbers as text

To accurately transfer big numbers from CSV to Excel, run the Text Import Wizard and set the format of the target column(s) to Text.
Import CSV to Excel without converting numbers to scientific notation.

This is the only real solution to accurately import numeric strings without losing data, i.e. without replacing the 16th and subsequent digits with 0's or removing leading zeros. It works great for entries such as product ids, account numbers, bar codes, and the like.

However, if your values are numbers, not strings, it is not the best method as you won't be able to do any math on the resulting text values.

Change Number format in Excel

If your data is already in Excel, you can change the format from General to either Text or Number like shown below:
Changing format from General to Number

Note. This method won't restore the deleted preceding zeros or digits after the 15th position that were replaced with zeros.

For more information, please see How to format cells in Excel.

Make the column wider

In a simplest case, when a number contains fewer than 15 digits, it's sufficient to make a column a little wider to get the numbers displayed normally.
To get the numbers displayed normally, resize the column.

For more details, please see How to resize and auto fit columns in Excel.

That's how to fix the most common problems that may occur with CSV to Excel conversions. Thank you for reading and see you next week!

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