LDIF to CSV Conversion

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LDIF to CSV Conversion
Convert LDIF files to CSV using a converter utility. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

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.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

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

  2. 2

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

  3. 3

    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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