Written on Friday, June 08, 2007 by Gemini
CSV stands for Comma Separated Values. It is a list of comma delimited values, looks similar to an Microsoft Excel worksheet. It is a plain text file version of the Excel spreadsheet, but very small in size (as it does not contain unnecessary tags contained in Excel file). CSV files are used to transfer huge chunks of data (spreadhseet / database content) between applications / systems. It is a cost-effective way because of:
- Its smaller size. Hence it puts less strain on system resources
- Its relatively plain & simple structure. It makes the encryption / decryption quite easier.
You have two options - either to start from scratch (and lose all the existing data), or to use DataStreams from CSVReader - an effective tool for converting data between Java & .Net using CSV format. CSVReader is a .Net component library using which developers can easily integrate data from various formats including CSV, Microsoft Excel, or even XML. This can be extremely helpful while porting your applications.
CSVReader claims to have extremely fast & stable conversion from a stream-based data format to practically any other text-delimited format (like CSV, XML). You can use seamlessly this tool in your C#, VB.Net, ASP.Net applications, or practically any application based on .Net technology. It even offers backward compatibility with older .Net versions. To prove that CSVReader is the fastest conversion tool, let's take a case where conversion time using ODBC tools is typically 25-30 seconds. For conversions using Jet tools, it takes around 10-15 seconds, and for CSVReader, it justs takes less than 5 seconds!!! Wow! now that's something. And I am sure the price at which it is offered is just perfect. Guys, go ahead and get this awesome tool for all your CSV conversion related needs.