Parses the comma-separated values (CSV) string or tab-separated values (TSV) string.


parsecsv [field=TARGET_FIELD] [overlay=BOOL] [strict=BOOL] [tab=BOOL] [FIELD, ...]
Optional Parameter
Field to be parsed in the input data stream (default: line).
Option to control data-overwrite (default: f).
  • t: Overwrites the input data with the parsed data.
  • f: Outputs the parsed data only.
Option to conform RFC 4180 (default: f).
  • t: Parses the CSV file by strictly applying the RFC 4180: It is the same as when you open the CSV file with Excel. This option cannot be used when tab=t.
  • f: Flexibly parses the CSV file.
Option to use a tab character as a separator (default: f).
  • t: Uses a tab character as a separator. This is useful for processing tab-separated values (TSV) files.
  • f: Uses a comma (,) as a separator.
Target Object
Target Objects
FIELD, ...
Field names for the parsed fields, separated by a comma (,). This option must be placed last in the expression. If names are not provided, default names are used: column0, column1, ..., columnN in order.


  1. Parse a comma-separated text

    json "{line: '\"foo\",\"bar\"'}" | parsecsv
  2. Parse a comma-separated text to give names name1 and name2 to fields in order from the front.

    json "{line: '\"foo\",\"bar\"'}" | parsecsv name1,name2