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Could anybody suggest a light (small, fast) text editor that can

  • handle columnar view of csv files?
  • save quote character to all fields, even if not 'necessary'

OpenOffice Calc is bit big for my old laptop. My favourite Notepad++ cannot present a columnar view. And it seems to me that Sharp Tools Spreadsheet cannot import CSV files. Google Docs converts some date fields by default, which I do not want and it is really slow.

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CSVed is really good choice. I recommend it to anybody ... just enjoy. –  Radek Mar 16 '10 at 4:31

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CSVed - at 1MB it seems pretty light.

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Note that as of version 2.2.1 it has trouble opening large CSV files.

  • a 4,000,000 row, 313 column, LF terminated CSV simply gives a "File is empty" warning
    • reduced to ~1000 rows it opens, but drops columns 227 - 313
    • reduced to 1 row, it still drops columns 227 - 313
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exactly what I wanted :-) Thank you for that. –  Radek Mar 14 '10 at 2:03
    
I'm trying CSVed 2.3.0 (and its little brother uniCSVed 1.1) and unfortunately they don't support line breaks into text wrapped by double-quotes, wich is a kind of CSV standard (6. Fields containing line breaks...) –  Salvador Mar 13 at 14:58

I have written a product called Ron's Editor which you might want to look at. I am always interested in making it more useful/powerful so I would be interested in your feedback.

Ron's Editor

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CSVed is a light weight editor specifically designed for editing CSV files on Windows. It's free.

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You could use the Windows port of emacs and then use the CSV mode.

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