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Export Salesforce Account List to Excel: A Guide (4 Steps)

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Jason Gong
App automation expert
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Salesforce
LAST UPDATED
April 15, 2024
TL;DR

Exporting account lists from Salesforce can be done using Salesforce's built-in features, external tools, or Chrome extensions, focusing on Excel exports and handling account hierarchies. This guide covers multiple methods, including Data Export Service, Data Loader, and specific Chrome extensions for streamlined data extraction.

Learn to efficiently extract your Salesforce data for analysis or reporting.

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How to Export Account List from Salesforce

Exporting account lists from Salesforce is a common requirement for Salesforce users who need to manipulate data in spreadsheet formats such as Excel or CSV. This process can be accomplished through various methods, including built-in Salesforce features, external tools, and browser extensions. This guide will cover multiple approaches to exporting account lists from Salesforce, focusing on exporting to Excel, handling account hierarchies, and utilizing Chrome extensions for a more streamlined process.

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Exporting Account List to Excel

Exporting Salesforce data into Excel is a sophisticated task that can be executed using Salesforce's built-in functionalities or specialized external tools. The Data Export Service, accessible via the Setup menu, allows for manual or automatic data extraction in CSV format, which can then be opened with Excel. For a more direct approach, tools like Data Loader, dataloader.io, and Workbench offer capabilities to export data into Excel format. Additionally, Ascendix Search is an innovative tool designed to enhance the export of Salesforce list views to Excel, making data extraction simpler and more efficient.

Exporting Account Hierarchy in Salesforce

Exporting account hierarchies from Salesforce involves capturing complex relationship data between accounts. This process can be more advanced and may require custom solutions or specific tools designed to handle hierarchical data. While Salesforce's native tools and the mentioned external tools provide robust data export capabilities, they might not directly support hierarchical exports without additional configuration or custom querying.

Salesforce Data Export Chrome Extensions

For users looking for a one-click solution to export data directly from the Salesforce interface, Chrome extensions like "SDFC Dev Console Data Exporter" and "Salesforce Export by Dataday" offer convenient alternatives. These extensions allow users to export data in CSV format directly from the Salesforce Developer Console or the Salesforce interface, respectively. However, it's important to note limitations such as row limits and compatibility with the Salesforce Lightning interface.

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Conclusion

Exporting account lists from Salesforce can be achieved through various methods, each with its own set of features and limitations. Whether using Salesforce's built-in data export service, external tools like Data Loader and Ascendix Search, or Chrome extensions for a quick export, users have multiple options to efficiently extract their data for further analysis or reporting in Excel.

Automate Salesforce Exports with Bardeen

Exporting an account list from Salesforce can be a crucial task for businesses looking to streamline their sales and marketing processes. While Salesforce provides powerful built-in tools for managing and exporting data, automating these tasks can save time and reduce manual efforts significantly. With Bardeen, users can automate the export process, ensuring that their data is always up-to-date and accessible across various platforms.

For those looking to enhance their Salesforce data management, here are some powerful automations made possible by Bardeen:

  1. Copy all Salesforce accounts to Airtable: This playbook automates the transfer of account data from Salesforce to Airtable, making it easy to manage and collaborate on sales data across teams.
  2. Copy all Salesforce accounts to Google Sheets: Seamlessly export your Salesforce account list to Google Sheets for easy sharing and analysis.
  3. Copy all Salesforce accounts to Coda: Sync your Salesforce accounts with Coda, combining powerful CRM data with Coda's flexible documentation and project management tools.

Embrace the power of automation with Bardeen and streamline your Salesforce data management processes today.

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