How to use csvsimple

I want to include a csv file as a table into my overleaf-document.

\documentclass[a4paper]{article}
\usepackage{csvsimple}
\csvautotabular{population.csv}



I have no idea, why it is not working. Does someone know ? ;-)

• First of all look at the MWE in my answer here: tex.stackexchange.com/a/578577/231952. Then edit your question, possibly providing a MWE. Your code, as it is, can not work: for example, \csvautotabular must be used in the document body not in the preamble
– Ivan
Mar 6, 2021 at 19:15
• Hi Ivan, thanks for your response! I do include it in the document body. Do I have to do overwrite the file as you did? (That would be a huge amount of characters)  \begin{filecontents*}[overwrite]{test.csv} game id,start,dimensions,number of players,error type,survived rounds,avg iter dur,max iter dur 1,,{(46, 58)},6,--,3,0.0189638150252525,0.070585 1,,{(46, 58)},6,--,3,0.0189638150252525,0.070585 ... 6,,{(42, 71)},5,--,63,0.006719767371205704,1.936 \end{filecontents*}  Mar 6, 2021 at 21:09
• You do not need filecontents in the real life. It's mostly useful for producing minimal working examples.
– Ivan
Mar 6, 2021 at 21:26
• Well, then I still don't know my mistake. I did everything exactly like you suggested :( Do you know another package which I could try? Mar 7, 2021 at 7:48
• in order to help you, you should open a new question, provide a MWE and explain the details of your problem in more depth. If the code of my answer below doesn't work, it's probably an Overleaf issue.
– Ivan
Mar 7, 2021 at 10:15

Suppose we have this external test.csv file:

Lorem,Ipsum,Dolor,Sit,Amet
one,one,one,one,one
two,two,two,two,two
three,three,three,three,three
one,one,one,one,one
two,two,two,two,two
three,three,three,three,three


Then the following code

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{csvsimple}

\begin{document}

\csvautotabular{test.csv}

\end{document}


will produce this: