What does CSV stand for?

Just had someone ask me why I was calling a file a CSV file. My reply: It is a comma separated file. Which made us wonder: why the V and not an F.

Turns out the V is for the Values in the file 🙂
CSV is a simple file format used to store tabular data, such as a spreadsheet or database. Files in the CSV format can be imported to and exported from programs that store data in tables, such as Microsoft Excel or OpenOffice Calc. CSV stands for “comma-separated values“.