LDIF to CSV Conversion

Updated April 17, 2017

The LDIF (Lightweight Directory Interchange Format) file format is primarily associated with LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) and is used to describe directories and build the initial directory database. The CSV (comma-separated values) file format organises tabular data as a series of ASCII text lines, separating each column by a comma. You can easily convert LDIF files to CSV for use in popular spreadsheet programs such as MS Excel by downloading a free converter program.

Download and install a converter utility such as NextForm (see Resources).

Open NextForm. Click "File," then "Open." Choose the LDIF file that you would like to convert. Click "Open."

Select CSV in the "Convert to" box. Click "Browse," then navigate to your preferred download location and click "OK." Click the green arrow to convert.

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As a freelance writer and editor since 2006, Kiva Bottero's work has appeared in magazines such as "Healing Path," "Green Living" and "Synergy." He started Mindful Word online magazine to explore his love of mindfulness and engaged living. Bottero holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Western Ontario and studied magazine publishing at Ryerson University.