Box Tools - Excel as default application for CSV and XLS
We would like Box Edit to have Excel as the default application for all excel files, including CSV.
Right now we run into an issue with CSV files where it is necessary to perform an operation to copy and then paste to Excel from Notepad. (Since opening CSV files might cause garble due to a character code (UTF-8), we are opening Notepad first and then open Excel files)
Another workaround would be editing the registry which is risky and inconvenient - which is why we would like Edit to automatically open CSV with Excel as the default
Thank you for the feedback for for highlighting this challenge. This is not currently planned in the near-term, but something we will consider for the future.
2 years since last Box comment - when it was 'considered for the future', might now be a good time ? :) a Christmas present for everyone :)
This will be a very good productivity improvement for the end users.
Matt Royal commented
We'd really like to see CSV and XLS associated with Excel.
Today, if a Web App user previews an XLSX file, it's easy to open that file in Excel (using Box Tools) or Excel Online (using our Office Online / Microsoft 365 integration).
It's impossible to open CSV or XLS directly in Excel using the same mechanisms. As the original poster indicates, the file may open in Notepad on Windows, but never opens in Excel. No option presents to open in Excel Online.
This violates user expectations. In particular, this works as expected in OneDrive/Microsoft 365. It reads as "broken" for our users and Box gets the blame.