Why would you convert a csv file into a xlxs file

Patricia Timm
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Why would you convert a csv file into a xlxs file? CSV opens in excel and you can update it. Is it to better format and work with the data in a sheet format? Thanks
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Why wouldn't you.  You can save formulas, you can save formatting, you can potentially recover data if excel crashes...

CSV is fine as a transfer medium and if you just need to quickly reference something.... but if you actually plan to work with the file, you WANT it as an Excel file.
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In Excel format, you will be able to use all functionality provided in Excel.

It is like comparing, a txt and docx file.  When using txt file, you wont be able to use any formatting.
HuaMin ChenProblem resolver

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Hi,
When opening CSV file (in Excel), you should follow the given steps to open the file. Then save it as a xlsx file.
John TsioumprisSoftware & Systems Engineer
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.CSV and Excel is just an import feature....on the other hand a .xlsx file is a native Excel File with all the bells and whistles.

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