Preview, edit and export CSV files to other formats using this portable tool that lets you change columns, rows and headers, apply filters, or rename, select and order fields
CSV Buddy facilitates a user-friendly interface for editing CSV files and exporting them to other formats, namely fixed width, HTML, XML, or express mode (text files based on row templates, where variable names are replaced with each record’s content).
No installation required
There is no setup pack involved, so you can save the program files in any part of the hard disk or on a USB flash drive, in order to launch CSV Buddy on any PC directly. Although it doesn’t modify Windows registry settings, you should keep in mind that it creates an .ini file at exit for storing your configuration preferences.
Load and preview CSV files
The GUI is represented by a standard window split into four primary panes, where you can take one step at a time. After indicating a CSV file, you can preview its header and make any necessary changes, select the preferred field delimiter and encapsulator, as well as enable multi-line fields and set a replacement of EOL (end of line).
Edit and export CSV files
In the following step, the CSV is loaded into the main window, where it’s possible to view contents, sort rows (alphabetical, numeric integer or float), search any selected columns and rows for specific records, create, edit or delete records, or create new files.
Furthermore, you can filter records by keywords, conduct search-and-replace operations, rename, select or order fields, as well as save the new CSV file with single or multiple lines (including or excluding headers). In the last step, the CSV file can be exported to fixed width, HTML, XML, or express mode.
Evaluation and conclusion
The utility worked smoothly in our tests, without hanging, crashing or prompting error messages. It didn’t hog system resources, running on low CPU and RAM. All in all, CSV Buddy provides you with advanced options for manipulating CSV files before preparing them for other formats.
- Load CSV file to a list view
- Edit columns
- Save list view to CSV file