How To Split CSV Into Multiple Files
Did you know that you can use Gigasheet to split a large CSV into multiple files in seconds?
Last week, I sat down with Gigasheet’s sales and customer success departments - as I wanted to identify the problems our customers face while working with huge data sets.
Whether you’re exporting data from a CRM, a database or external software, users are generating CSVs with millions of rows and thousands of columns. And the BIG problem is - spreadsheet software like Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets can’t load large CSVs:
Google Sheets is limited to 10 Million cells, which is basically the same. For example, a million row file, with 10 columns would max out Google Sheets.
One common task mentioned, was splitting a large CSV file into multiple files, for viewing in manageable pieces. (Worth noting, Gigasheet can also merge multiple CSVs online.)
We have already established that splitting a large CSV file into multiple files using Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets is difficult because the file may simply be too big to open. But what if your CSV file size is small?
Even if it’s small, using Excel or Sheets to split a CSV into multiple files introduces a lot of opportunity for human error. To do so, you would copy and paste data from one file to another and use Save As to create multiple files. It would be very easy to duplicate a row, or accidently drop a row during the manual splitting process.
Don’t worry! We have some good news for you. What if I told you Gigasheet already allows its users to split a large CSV file into multiple files?
With Gigasheet – you can break down your CSV into multiple files literally in seconds, without the risk of copy and paste errors.
Yes! It very much is.
Enough with the hype. Let's show you how to split a CSV into multiple files.
How to Split a Large CSV into Multiple Files with Gigasheet
Wondering how to break down a large CSV file into a separate file comprising the top 500 rows? Or based on any other filter criteria?
First, Log In to Gigasheet
To work your magic on your CSV file, the first step is to upload your CSV file to Gigasheet. But first, you need your Gigasheet account.
Gigasheet is free-to-use. And it’s going to stay the same forever. However, if you want to tap into additional features, you can switch to the Premium or Enterprise plan.
Click here to sign up for Gigasheet. You can use your Google, GitHub, or Microsoft account to sign up.
Once you do that, verify your email to complete the registration.
If you already have an account, click here to log in.
Once logged in, you’ll be taken to your dashboard. You don’t need to install any additional extensions. Every feature you’ll ever want to tap into – all of it comes pre-installed.
Upload Your CSV File to Gigasheet
Now, the next step is to upload your CSV file. Here’s how to do it:
With Gigasheet, you’re not just bound by CSVs. Whether it’s a JSON or an XLSX, you can upload files in multiple formats from different sources.
Exciting, isn’t it?
Once you upload the CSV file, Gigasheet will process it – after which you can finally access it inside Gigasheet.
Let’s open our file in Gigasheet. Here’s what it’ll look like inside Gigasheet: