Does assistant support csv files?

Although csv file is listed in supported format, OpenAI Platform
I got error “Failed to index file: Unsupported file file-h58JiHmhtRMps5ZGB4vxzhZ0 type: application/csv”


Welcome to the community @yiling.chen

Per the error I get, csv is a supported format:

This is likely a bug you’re encountering just like I did.

Please head to OpenAI Help Center to report it.

I am getting the exact same error while uploading relatively simple .csv files.

Any idea how to fix this? or just wait for them to patch it?

Try saving it as UTF-8 with BOM

Changed the format with notepad++ (was only UTF-8), but gave me the same error :sweat:

Is there a specific link to report a bug? All I can find at OpenAI Help Center are articles (I’m a paying user) and a generic contact form.

BTW, after encountering this error I converted the CSVs to JSONs and ended up with the more general “The file you provided isn’t accessible with the myfiles_browser tool” error mentioned at the following threads:

The intercom contact button at the bottom right should be sufficient to report the error.


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Possible solution: I enabled the “Code Interpreter” tool and then the assistant accepted a CSV for File Retrieval.

So apparently at least some file types require the “Code Interpreter” for retrieval.

your solution works! After adding “code interpreter”, I can upload csv files