4-1. CSV

To use CSV files as data, select CSV in the Data Type drop-down menu.

CSV file format stands for 'comma-separated values.' CSV is the default data type for BYOR, since the smaller CSV files enable faster data loading. Here is an example of dat in the CSV format:


You can see that the columns are separated with commas. The research portal can take data in the CSV format without any further configuration and build a data table from it. (Please try 2. Your first research page example if you haven't already). 

If there are commas in the data for a cell, wrapping the cell content with quotation marks will prevent the creation of an extra column. Here is an example:

Gene,Tier,Locus,Coding variant evidence
CTLA4,1,CTLA4,"Monogenic disease: Autoimmune lymphoproliferative syndrome, type V"

To export your data as CSV type from Excel

  1. Click File.
  2. Click Save As.
  3. Choose a location where you want to save your file.
  4. Select "CSV" from the "Save as type" dropdown menu.
  5. Click Save

To export your data as csv from Numbers on Mac OS 

  1. Click File.
  2. Click Export to.
  3. Select CSV.
  4. Click Next.
  5. Choose a location where you want to save your file.
  6. Click Export