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I am working with QGIS on a Mac, and understand the process for importing a CSV file. But I do not know how to create the CSVT file to define the CSV file's data types. Can someone please instruct me on how to do this?

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A CSVT file is just a plain text file that you create with the extension .csvt. The file has a single line with the types for each column:

"Integer","Real","String"

Make sure there are no spaces between each , or type.

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