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How to convert csv file to xls file or import/open csv in Excel?

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2020-06-29

This tutorial will tell you how to open csv file in Excel, how to convert csv file to xls file and how to import csv file to Excel.

Open csv file in Excel

Convert csv file to xls file

Import csv file to Excel

arrow blue right bubble Open csv file in Excel

To open csv file in Excel, just do as this:

1. Enable Excel, and click File/Office Button > Open.


In Excel 2013, you need to click File > Open > Computer > Browse. See screenshot:

2. Then an Open dialog popped out, and open the folder your csv file is in, and then select Text Files from the drop down list beside Filename text box, then you can select your csv file.

3. Click Open button. Now the csv file is opened in Excel.

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arrow blue right bubbleConvert csv file to xls file

To convert csv file to xls file is easy.

1. Open the csv file, then click File or Office Button > Save As. See screenshot:

In Excel 2013, click File > Save As > Computer > Browse.

2. Then in the Save As dialog, select the folder you want to locate the new file, and select Excel Workbook from the Save As type drop down list. See screenshot:doc-csv-to-xls-5

3. Click Save. Then the csv file has been converted to an xls file.

arrow blue right bubbleImport csv file to Excel

If you want to import csv file to Excel workbook, you can do as this:

1. Enable the Worksheet you want to import csv file, and click Data > From Text. See screenshot:

2. In the Import Text File dialog, open the folder your csv file is in, and select Text Files from the drop down list beside the File name text box, and then select your csv file.

3. Click Import. Then a Text Import Wizard dialog is popping, and check the option you need in the Choose the file type best describes your data section. Here I check Delimited because my data is delimited by commas. See screenshot:

4. Then click Next to go to next step, then check the delimiters you need to separate the data by in the Delimiters section.

5. Click Next to go to the step 3 of the Text Import Wizard, and select a column from the Data preview section, and then check the format you need to apply in this column in Column data format section. Here I want to format first column of my data as date. See screenshot:

6. Click Finish. Then an Import Data dialog popped out for you to select a location to import the data. See screenshot:

7. Click OK. Now the csv file has been imported into Excel.


When the original csv file’s data has been changed, you can click Data > Refresh All to select this csv file again to refresh the csv data in Excel.

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Thank you for this Great resource! I am going to give it a try. So far I have been using Websites like zamzar or for the conversions and they are great too. My best is It has such a great interface and does the job in No Time.
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