Best free utility to view CSV files

Hello Experts,
I would like to know if there are any PC utilities to read CSV files other than Excel. I see a host of them online, but I would really like your recommendation based on your personal experiences.
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Bill PrewIT / Software Engineering ConsultantCommented:
Really depends on what you want.  I'm a fan of many of the NirSoft utilities and have used their CSV Viewer on occasion, works well, and has some flexibility on the format of the CSV if you used the Avdanced Open.


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Tom CieslikIT EngineerCommented:
CSV file is usually opened by Excel, which is part of Microsoft Office.
It looks good since comas are dividing data to separate columns after each coma.
If you want your data looks same just try OpenOffice. It's free and you can open SCV file in Calc.
Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
I like Nirsoft too.  Depends on what you want to see.  I often use a text/code editor like Notepad++ or PSPad to view them as text and use the search functions to find things.
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Olaf DoschkeSoftware DeveloperCommented:
If you don't own Office the free Viewers are an alternative, too.

Besides any decent developer will be able to write a CSV import routine showing the data tabbed or within some control with columns for easier viewing and then even offer simple filtering and sorting. Where is the difficulty?

Bye, Olaf.
Olaf DoschkeSoftware DeveloperCommented:
LibreOffice Calc will of course open csv files
Dale FyeOwner, Developing Solutions LLCCommented:
I like Notepad PlusPlus (Notepad ++)
sukhoi35Author Commented:
Thanks for all your inputs.
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