General CSV File Conventions

To be successfully imported, CSV files must contain values separated by commas or other supported column separators, such as the semicolon, pipe, space, and tab.

CSV files typically include a top row with column names as headers, and multiple rows of data below.

Review the following tips as you are setting up CSV files for the Import Assistant:

Related Topics

Tips for Successful CSV Imports
Sublist Data Import
Importing Subrecord Data
Supported Subrecord Imports
Effects of Auto-Generated Numbers during Imports
Tips for Using Numbers in CSV Files
Boolean Values in CSV Files
Avoiding Errors for Commas and Other Delimiter Symbols within CSV File Fields
Delimiters for Hierarchical and Multi-Select Fields
Name References
State and Province Names for CSV Import
Country Names for CSV Import

General Notices