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How to read .csv file without ms office

Hi Team,

There is a requirement in project to read data from .csv files.

We have 2 Servers

PROD Server 1 - Server where Business User places .csv files

PROD Server 2 - Server Where BODS Server is installed

also tried

Business user places .csv file in PROD Server 1. I have to read data from this csv file.

Business is not allowing to install MS Office in PROD Server 1 & 2.

Please help me in below 2 issues

1. How to read .csv files without MS Office

2. How to read file in another Server. - I have shared folder where files are placed, I am able to open that folder from PROD Server - 2.

When I give the same in file format, BODS throws error as "Check Path and Per missions".

I also tried by Map Drive in PROD Server -2 .

Appreciate your help.

Thank You


Satheesh M

Former Member
Former Member replied


You do not need MS Office to read a csv file. MS simply hijacked the csv extension as being associated with Excel. You can open / read with Notepad!

Go read

A csv file is simply a delimited file to Data Services.

As for your file share issue, that is a question for your systems admin.

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