Csv file

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  1. reugenep

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    i am trying to download a csv file from my company's website on my iPad and nothing seems to work. I have tried csv lite, csv data viewer, idownloaded, perfect browser, 360 browser, numbers. Can any one help me here?
     
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    What part are you having trouble with; the actual download, or the viewing of the file once it is on the iPad?
     
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    I'm also having CSV issues. I use Yahoo Finance. One of it's features allows a download of portfolio price data to a CSV file. I want to email the CSV file as an attachment. When I try this on my iPad 2, I get a table of data, but no way to save as a CSV and then attach it as a file in an email. Any app's I can use? Any ideas how to go about this? I've been to the Apple Store a few times without any success. Thanks for your help.
     
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    The app, Numbers, reads CSC files with no issues.
     
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    Use Open In to copy it to GoodReader, or use GoodReader's built in browser to download it in the first place. If it does not have the .csv extension you can add it using the rename option in GoodReader, and when you are ready to email it you can do that from GoodReader as well.

    If you don't have GoodReader, I highly recommend it.

    You could also use Numbers as ipaddeveloper888 suggests, but after using Open In to copy it to Numbers you would not be able to email it as a csv; though you might find emailing it as an Excel file instead to be an acceptable alternative.


    P.S. to use Open In, when Safari is displaying the file in Quick Look (like a document), tap and hold in the middle of the screen for options. If you have any apps that register as CSV compatible they will show up in an Open In list.
     
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    TWERPPOET. You are a Jedi Master! GoodReader works like a charm. Thank you for your help.
     
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    No problem. GoodReader is the swiss army knife of iPad apps. It gets recommended a lot.
     
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    I have a csv file open (in what I would call Quick Look) on my iPad in Safari that I want to import into a spreadsheet. When I tap and hold the middle of the screen for options, I do not get any options to "Open In...". I do have iSpreadsheet and Documents Free apps which support .csv files so I would think that your recommendation should work. Any suggestions?
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    I would think it would work too, but maybe this will work instead.

    When you tap in the center of the document a header menu should show up. At the top right (usually) you should see the share icon (a box with an arrow coming out of it). Tap this and you will probably see the Open In options. With iOS 6 you are more likely to see a bunch of app and other icons. These serve the same purpose. There can be more than one page of these, so keep an eye out for the little dots (like on the Home Screen) that show you can swipe to more pages.

    I'm not familiar with the apps you have. They should show up as options, but whether they do or not depends on whether the developer registered their file types properly with iOS when coding the app.
     

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