CSV format used to be the format of choice for small information interchange tasks between two applications. Just insert the data with each field separated by a comma and send. Here is a small sample of a CSV file that contains accounts receivable information:
Account Num,Name,Address,Balance 1,Mark Riehl,1600 Main Street,$39.95 2,Ilya Sterin,1299 Pine Street,$29.95
Note that each CSV record is on a separate line delimited by a newline. Usually (but not always), CSV files have a column title that appears on the first line of the file.
The receiving application just splits this data based on its delimiter, a comma, and proceeds to process this information. Several potential problems associated with using ...