TSV File Extension

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Tab Separated Values Format
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What is TSV file?

Files in the TSV format are of an uncomplicated structure, because they are based on plain text. They are used to store unprocessed data, arranged in form of tables, for instance: information from a database or a spreadsheet. Within a TSV file, each column with data is separated from the other one with the tab symbol. Each line of a TSV file refers to the proceeding records of the table.

Functions of TSV files

  1. Files in the TSV format can be imported, processed and exported with most of programs for managing spreadsheets. Raw data contained within TSV file can be browsed utilising text editors.
  2. TSV is commonly used in order to transfer table data form one program into another, for instance – from a spreadsheet into a program managing data bases.

Alternative for TSV files

TSV files are an alternative for the popular SCV files. They differ in the method of dividing data into columns – within a CSV file, this is performed using a coma. However, comas are frequently used within text fields, which may result in generating errors while later interpreting the SCV file by the target program. Tab symbols (rarely used in text fields) in a TSV file, substitute comas within CSV files, which results in an increased possibility of proper interpretation.

Conversion of a TSV file

When you install one of the applications from the list of programs that you found here, you should be able to open or edit the file with the TSV extension without any issue. However, if you still have problems with this, you may use the option of TSV file conversion to a different format.

File Conversions from TSV extension to a different format
File conversions from other format to TSV file

We hope we helped you solve the problem with the TSV file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.

What else may cause problems?

There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the TSV file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).

First - the TSV file may be incorrectly associated with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this association by yourself. To do this, right-click on the TSV file that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the TSV file should be solved.

Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version of given file, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the TSV file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).

Do you want to help?

If you have additional information about the TSV file, we will be grateful if you share it with our users. To do this, use the form here and send us your information on TSV file.

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