Today I needed a contact database, so I went over to the marketing guy who keeps it and asked for the raw files. A few minutes later he came back to my desk and this is the conversation:
Marketing: "I looked at the source files and, because of the history with this project, well, there's more than one file, and they're not all CSV files."
Mktg: "Well you see, originally we only bought a few states, and then I had those, but then we got the rest, so when they sent us that, they sent us a text file with everything but those states we already had. So then I had to go back to them to get the files for the states we had, but those are a CSV file."
Me: "So what's the big file?"
Mktg: "That's a text file."
Me: "But how is it formatted?"
Mktg: "With commas."
Me: "Then I think I'm good."
Mktg: "You sure? I didn't know if that was gonna screw you up because one is a CSV file but one is a text file."
Me: "Nope, pretty sure I'm all set."