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Text to CSV Converter

World's Simplest CSV Tool

Free online text columns to CSV converter. Just upload your text columns in the form below and they will automatically get converted to a CSV file. In the tool options, you can filter out empty input lines and comments, and also customize the field delimiter and field quotes character for the output CSV file. Created by programmers from team Browserling.

Text to CSV Converter

World's Simplest CSV Tool

Free online text columns to CSV converter. Just upload your text columns in the form below and they will automatically get converted to a CSV file. In the tool options, you can filter out empty input lines and comments, and also customize the field delimiter and field quotes character for the output CSV file. Created by programmers from team Browserling.

᠎᠎᠎          Tool Options

Filter Input Columns

If lines start with this character,
then they are comments and
are ignored. Most often, the
comment lines start with the
symbols "#" or "//".
Skip text lines without data.

Adjust CSV Format

Define CSV field separator
character.
Define CSV field quoting
character.
Apply quoting to all CSV values.

Extract Headers

Extract the column headers
from the input text data, and
use them on the first CSV row.

What Is a Text to CSV Converter?

This tool transforms data formatted as neat vertical text columns of fixed width into a Comma Separated Values (CSV) format. Text columns are great for visually inspecting data but they do not define what separates each data value. This can lead to errors when working with the data as it can be misinterpreted and values from adjacent columns can be mistakenly combined together. CSV is a widely used format that uses commas as separators and encloses specific values in quotation marks. This format defines a clear and universally understood data structure that allows different programs to easily read and use data without mistakes. Before converting columns to CSV, you can clean them up by removing empty lines and comments. This can be done in the first block of options. In the second block of options, you can specify the output CSV file format by setting the field separator. If you don't set a new field separator then by default a comma will be used. You can also choose a quotation symbol that will be added on the left and right sides of data fields. If necessary, you can add quotes around all CSV fields by enabling the "Quote All CSV Fields" option. The first line of the CSV file is a header line and it defines the titles of data columns. If you enable the "Extract Column Headers" option, then it will be extracted from text columns and used for CSV columns. If you don't need the headers, you can simply uncheck this option. If you need to convert CSV back to neat text columns, you can use our Convert CSV to Text Columns tool. Csv-abulous!

What Is a Text to CSV Converter?

This tool transforms data formatted as neat vertical text columns of fixed width into a Comma Separated Values (CSV) format. Text columns are great for visually inspecting data but they do not define what separates each data value. This can lead to errors when working with the data as it can be misinterpreted and values from adjacent columns can be mistakenly combined together. CSV is a widely used format that uses commas as separators and encloses specific values in quotation marks. This format defines a clear and universally understood data structure that allows different programs to easily read and use data without mistakes. Before converting columns to CSV, you can clean them up by removing empty lines and comments. This can be done in the first block of options. In the second block of options, you can specify the output CSV file format by setting the field separator. If you don't set a new field separator then by default a comma will be used. You can also choose a quotation symbol that will be added on the left and right sides of data fields. If necessary, you can add quotes around all CSV fields by enabling the "Quote All CSV Fields" option. The first line of the CSV file is a header line and it defines the titles of data columns. If you enable the "Extract Column Headers" option, then it will be extracted from text columns and used for CSV columns. If you don't need the headers, you can simply uncheck this option. If you need to convert CSV back to neat text columns, you can use our Convert CSV to Text Columns tool. Csv-abulous!


Text to CSV Converter Examples

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Turn Columns of Restaurant Orders into CSV

In this example, we transform four columns of neatly organized textual data into CSV format. The input data contains information about restaurant orders. The first column is the table number, the second column is the name of the ordered dish, the third column is the number of dishes ordered, and the fourth column is the order price. Each value from each column is extracted (including header names on the first text line) and converted into comma-separated values. Only the last line, which is a comment starting with the "#" symbol, is skipped and is not converted to CSV.

table dish quantity price 1 Pizza 1 15.99 4 Salad 2 17.00 6 Burger 1 12.99 2 Pasta 1 14.50 #tables 3 and 5 are reserved
table,dish,quantity,price 1,Pizza,1,15.99 4,Salad,2,17.00 6,Burger,1,12.99 2,Pasta,1,14.50
Required options
These options will be used automatically if you select this example.
If lines start with this character,
then they are comments and
are ignored. Most often, the
comment lines start with the
symbols "#" or "//".
Skip text lines without data.
Define CSV field separator
character.
Define CSV field quoting
character.
Apply quoting to all CSV values.
Extract the column headers
from the input text data, and
use them on the first CSV row.
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Slash-separated Student Grades

This example converts raw column data about student grades into a modified CSV file that uses the slash symbol "/" as a field separator. To do the conversion, it first removes empty lines from the input and splits the data into a triplet – student name, subject, and grade. Then it converts each triplet into a three-value CSV record and puts a slash symbol between all values.

student_name subject grade John Smith Math 85 Jane Doe History 92 David Lee Science 78 Emma Jones English 95 Michael Davis Art 82
student_name/subject/grade John Smith/Math/85 Jane Doe/History/92 David Lee/Science/78 Emma Jones/English/95 Michael Davis/Art/82
Required options
These options will be used automatically if you select this example.
If lines start with this character,
then they are comments and
are ignored. Most often, the
comment lines start with the
symbols "#" or "//".
Skip text lines without data.
Define CSV field separator
character.
Define CSV field quoting
character.
Apply quoting to all CSV values.
Extract the column headers
from the input text data, and
use them on the first CSV row.
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Convert Fruit Information to CSV

In this example, we convert fruit information formatted as plain text columns to CSV. We disable the "Skip Column Headers" option and extract the fruit name, its cultivar, and weight starting from the second line (headers on the first line are skipped). Additionally, we enable the "Quote All CSV Fields" option so that all CSV fields used double quotes (which are the default quoting symbol in CSV).

fruit cultivar weight Apple Honeycrisp 200g Orange Valencia 300g Banana Cavendish 300g Grape Red Globe 200g Strawberry Chandler 180g
"Apple","Honeycrisp","200g" "Orange","Valencia","300g" "Banana","Cavendish","300g" "Grape","Red Globe","200g" "Strawberry","Chandler","180g"
Required options
These options will be used automatically if you select this example.
If lines start with this character,
then they are comments and
are ignored. Most often, the
comment lines start with the
symbols "#" or "//".
Skip text lines without data.
Define CSV field separator
character.
Define CSV field quoting
character.
Apply quoting to all CSV values.
Extract the column headers
from the input text data, and
use them on the first CSV row.

Pro tips Master online csv tools

You can pass input to this tool via ?input query argument and it will automatically compute output. Here's how to type it in your browser's address bar. Click to try!

https://onlinetools.com/csv/convert-text-to-csv?input=table%20dish%20%20%20quantity%20price%20%20%0A1%20%20%20%20%20Pizza%20%201%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%2015.99%20%20%0A4%20%20%20%20%20Salad%20%202%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%2017.00%20%20%0A6%20%20%20%20%20Burger%201%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%2012.99%20%20%0A2%20%20%20%20%20Pasta%20%201%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%2014.50%20%20%0A%23tables%203%20and%205%20are%20reserved&char-delimiter=%252C&char-quote=%2522&char-comments=%2523&convert-headers=true&convert-quote=false&convert-skip-empty=true

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Convert an HTML table to a CSV file.

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Draw an ANSI table from CSV data.

Convert CSV to Unicode Table

Draw a Unicode table from CSV data.

Convert CSV to PDF

Convert CSV to a PDF document.

Convert PDF to CSV

Extract data from a PDF and create a CSV file.

Convert CSV to a Screenshot

Create a screenshot of CSV data.

Convert CSV to an Image

Draw a CSV file as a PNG, JPG or GIF picture.

Convert Image to CSV

Extract data from an image and create a CSV file.

Convert CSV to Excel

Convert a CSV file to an Excel spreadsheet.

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Convert a CSV file to a vCard file.

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Convert CSV to a LaTeX table.

Convert CSV to SQL

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Convert a CSV file to a qCSV (quoted CSV) file.

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Convert a CSV file to an INI file.

Convert INI to CSV

Convert an INI file to a CSV file.

Convert CSV to JSONL

Convert a CSV file to a JSONL (JSON Lines) file.

Convert JSONL to CSV

Convert a JSONL (JSON Lines) file to a CSV file.

Convert CSV to TXT

Convert a CSV file to a plain text file.

Convert TXT to CSV

Convert a plain text file to a CSV file.

Convert CSV to 0SV

Convert a CSV file to a null-separated values file (0SV).

Convert 0SV to CSV

Convert a null-separated values file (0SV) to a CSV file.

Convert CSV to SSV

Convert a CSV file to a semicolon-separated file (SSV).

Convert SSV to CSV

Convert a semicolon-separated file (SSV) to a CSV file.

Convert CSV to HSV

Convert a CSV file to a hash-separated file (HSV).

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Convert CSV to PSV

Convert a CSV file to a pipe-separated file (PSV).

Convert PSV to CSV

Convert a pipe-separated file (PSV) to a CSV file.

Convert CSV to SQLite

Create an SQLite database from the given CSV file.

Convert SQLite to CSV

Export tables from an SQLite database as CSV files.

Convert CSV to GeoJSON

Convert a CSV file to a GeoJSON file.

Convert GeoJSON to CSV

Convert a GeoJSON file to a CSV file.

Merge CSV Files

Merge together two or more CSV files.

Compare Two CSV Files

Visually show the differences between two CSV files.

Diff Two CSV Files

Run the diff algorithm on two CSV files.

Find Data in CSV

Find CSV cells that contain certain data.

Filter CSV Cells

Return data in a CSV file that matches a pattern.

Slice CSV

Extract a slice from a CSV file.

Cut CSV

Cut a fragment from a CSV file.

Rotate CSV Columns

Move CSV columns to the left or right.

Rotate CSV Rows

Move CSV data rows up or down.

Sort CSV Rows

Sort the data in one or more CSV rows.

Shuffle CSV Columns

Randomly change the positions of CSV columns.

Shuffle CSV Rows

Randomly change the order of CSV rows.

Shuffle CSV Values

Randomly change the order of all CSV values.

Rename CSV Columns

Change the name of CSV columns.

Create a Random CSV

Generate a random CSV of any size.

Create an Empty CSV File

Generate a CSV file that contains nothing.

Create a Large CSV File

Generate a large CSV file for testing.

Create a Custom CSV File

Generate a custom CSV file with m rows and n columns.

Delete Empty CSV Columns

Remove CSV columns that are completely empty.

Delete Empty CSV Rows

Remove CSV rows that are completely empty.

Delete Empty CSV Values

Remove all fields in a CSV file that are empty.

Delete Empty CSV Lines

Remove all empty lines in a CSV file.

Remove CSV Separator

Delete the comma separator from CSV files.

Remove Extra CSV Commas

Delete extra commas around CSV values.

Delete CSV Comments

Delete comments (lines starting with # or //) from CSV files.

Delete CSV Header

Delete the column header from a CSV file.

Delete First CSV Line

Delete the first line from a CSV file.

Compress a CSV File

Minify a CSV file and remove unnecessary whitespaces.

Optimize CSV File Size

Reduce the file size of a CSV file.

Change CSV Encoding

Change the character encoding of a CSV file to UTF8 or ISO-8859-1.

Add Extra Spaces in CSV

Add extra spaces between CSV columns.

Convert CSV to a Matrix

Convert a CSV file to an m-by-n matrix.

Convert CSV to an Array of Arrays

Convert a CSV file to an array of arrays of fields.

Convert an Array of Arrays to CSV

Convert an array of arrays of fields to a CSV file.

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Convert CSV Rows to a List

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Convert CSV Columns to an Array

Create an array from one or more CSV columns.

Convert CSV Rows to an Array

Create an array from one or more CSV rows.

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Find the number of rows and columns of a CSV file.

Count CSV Columns

Find the number of columns in a CSV file.

Count CSV Rows

Find the number of rows in a CSV file.

Sum CSV Columns

Find the sum of CSV columns.

Sum CSV Rows

Find the sum of CSV rows.

Average CSV Columns

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Average CSV Rows

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Add Color to CSV

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Animate a CSV File

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Fix a Broken CSV

Automatically fix a broken CSV.

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Anonymize CSV Data

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Censor CSV Data

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Hide a Message in a CSV

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Encrypt CSV

Encrypt a CSV file and hide information in it.

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CSV Viewer

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