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How to Export Airtable to Excel?

by Stewart Gauld
Last updated on September 21st, 2023
How to Export Airtable to Excel? - Stewart Gauld

Want to learn how to export Airtable to Excel? Well, it’s actually much easier than you think.

Despite the lack of clarity from Airtable, I’ve got you covered.

Did you know you can export your data in just a few clicks?

And guess what? You don’t even need to be tech-savvy to do so!

Follow my step-by-step guide below to learn just how easy it is to export your Airtable table to Excel.

So let’s get started!

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How to Export Airtable to Excel – 5 Simple Steps

How to Export Airtable to Excel

Note – You’ll need to install Excel on your computer before using this method.

  1. Open the table you want to export in Airtable.
  2. Click ‘Grid view’ at the top of the screen.
  3. Choose ‘Download CSV’ from the drop-down menu.
  4. Click on the downloaded file within your ‘Downloads’ on your desktop.
  5. Right-click on the file and select ‘Open with > Excel.’

Your Airtable data will then be displayed in Excel for easy viewing!

Read more: Airtable vs Monday.com. 

What Is Airtable?

What Is Airtable_

Airtable is an innovative all-in-one online software for relational database systems.

With Airtable, you can seamlessly manage, store, monitor, and collaborate on projects through extensively customizable spreadsheets, streamlining your workflow.

If you want to transform how you build and leverage data-driven applications, Airtable is certainly the way to go!

In addition to Excel, did you know you can export Airtable to Google Sheets?

How to Export Airtable to Google Sheets?

How to Export Airtable to Google Sheets

If you’re a Google Sheets user, you might wonder if exporting your table to Google Sheets is possible.

This process involves a couple of extra steps, but don’t worry, it’s still super easy!

  1. Open the table you want to export in  Airtable
  2. Click b
  3. Select ‘Download CSV’ from the drop-down menu.
  4. Open Google Sheets.
  5. Select ‘File > Import.’
  6. Click ‘Upload > Browse,’ then select the CSV file (or drag the file).
  7. Click ‘Open > Export Data’.

Read more: Airtable vs Asana. 

Can You Export a Full Database?

Unfortunately, there’s no option for users wanting to export a complete base currently. You’ll have to export each table separately, as shown above.

My Final Thoughts

It’s as easy as that!

You should now be confident with exporting your table within Airtable to Excel and Google Sheets in 2023.

Keep in mind that this process must be done manually each time you update data on your table (or when you create a new table).

If you have any questions about this process, please let me know below!

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