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Export Salesforce List Views to Excel: A Guide (2024)

Jason Gong
App automation expert
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May 7, 2024

Exporting a list view from Salesforce to Excel can be done using Salesforce's built-in functionalities, third-party tools like Data Loader and, or Salesforce Lightning Experience features such as Ascendix Search. Each method caters to different user needs, offering flexibility in data analysis and reporting.

Choose the right tool based on your specific requirements for an efficient data export experience.

Streamline your Salesforce data export tasks and save time by automating with Bardeen.

Exporting a list view from Salesforce to Excel is a common requirement for users seeking to analyze their CRM data within a more flexible environment. Salesforce, a highly customizable platform, supports various methods to facilitate this export, catering to the diverse needs of its user base. This guide will explore the different approaches to exporting list views from Salesforce to Excel, including using built-in Salesforce functionalities, third-party tools, and Salesforce Lightning Experience features.

Understanding Salesforce Data Export

Salesforce data export involves extracting records from the system, primarily for backup, integration, or reporting purposes. Data is typically exported in CSV format and can be executed either manually or automatically. Users need to have Salesforce org administrator privileges or explicit permission from an admin to perform data exports. Salesforce's native export capabilities are accessible via the Data Export Service, also known as the Data Export Wizard.

Manual and Automatic Data Export

The Data Export Service in Salesforce allows for both manual and automatic data extraction. Users can manually initiate data exports on a weekly or monthly basis, depending on their Salesforce edition's limitations. For automated exports, Salesforce supports weekly backups for Performance and Enterprise Editions and monthly exports for Developer and Professional Editions. Additionally, free tools like Data Loader and, as well as Workbench, can be used for exporting data.

Exporting Data Using Salesforce Data Loader

Data Loader is a client application for bulk data import and export, offering a user-friendly interface and a command-line option for Windows users. It allows for easy management of CSV files and supports system integration through API. Data Loader is suitable for users looking for detailed configuration options and automation capabilities.

Exporting Data Using is another tool that provides a user interface for selecting objects, fields, and criteria for data export. It supports custom SOQL queries and offers integration with cloud storage services. The free tier of allows for the extraction of up to 10,000 records per month, with a file size limit of 10 MB.

Exporting Data Using Workbench

Workbench is a free, web-based tool that enables interaction with Salesforce via APIs. It allows for data export by executing queries and downloading the results in CSV format. Workbench is particularly useful for developers and administrators who require direct access to Salesforce's APIs for data export tasks.

With Bardeen, exporting Salesforce data to Excel becomes a seamless process. Explore how automation can transform your workflow with our Salesforce Integration Workflow Automation Guide.

Salesforce Lightning Export List View to Excel

For users of Salesforce Lightning Experience, exporting list views to Excel can be achieved using Ascendix Search, a tool designed to simplify the data extraction process. Ascendix Search enables users to quickly generate object lists, customize data exports, and control export permissions. It allows for the direct export of selected or all associated records from Salesforce to Excel without the need to create reports or views.

Automating Salesforce data tasks can significantly improve efficiency. Discover useful Salesforce shortcuts and automations at Bardeen's Salesforce Integrations.

Exporting data from Salesforce to Excel involves various tools and methods, each catering to different user needs and preferences. Whether through Salesforce's built-in functionalities, third-party tools like Data Loader and, or Salesforce Lightning Experience features like Ascendix Search, users have multiple options to efficiently export their CRM data for further analysis and reporting in Excel.

Automate Salesforce to Excel with Bardeen Playbooks

Exporting a list view from Salesforce to Excel might seem like a task that requires manual effort, but with automation tools like Bardeen, the process can be simplified and automated, saving valuable time and reducing the potential for human error. Automating this task can ensure data consistency, improve reporting efficiency, and allow for real-time data analysis.

Here are examples of automations that can be built with Bardeen to streamline your Salesforce operations:

  1. Sync Salesforce Tasks to a Google Sheet: This playbook automates the listing of all Salesforce tasks in a Google Sheet, providing sales teams with a consolidated view for reporting and analysis.
  2. Export Salesforce Leads to Google Sheets: Seamlessly transfer leads from Salesforce to Google Sheets, enabling sales teams to aggregate and analyze lead information in a centralized location.
  3. Export Salesforce HW/SW Cases to Google Sheets: Automatically exports HW and SW cases from Salesforce to Google Sheets, enhancing team collaboration and data accessibility.

Embrace the efficiency of automating Salesforce data tasks with Bardeen. Get started by downloading the Bardeen app.

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