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Export Salesforce Account Lists: A Step-by-Step Guide

Jason Gong
App automation expert
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April 15, 2024

Exporting account lists from Salesforce can be done through native functionalities, third-party tools, or developer tools, catering to various business needs like data analysis, integration, or backups. This process involves choosing the right method based on your technical capability and the intended use of the data.

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How to Export Account List from Salesforce

Exporting account lists from Salesforce is a common requirement for businesses looking to analyze their customer data externally, integrate with other systems, or simply create backups. Salesforce provides multiple methods to export data, including account lists, to formats such as CSV and Excel. These methods cater to various use cases, from backing up data and report manipulation to sharing data with users who do not have Salesforce access.

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Export Account List from Salesforce to Excel

Exporting account lists directly to Excel can be accomplished through built-in Salesforce functionalities, third-party tools, or Salesforce's native data export service. Each method suits different business needs, from detailed data analysis in Excel to simple data backups.

Export Data from Salesforce

The native Salesforce data export functionality allows users to manually or automatically export data, including account lists, as CSV files. This can be set up to run at weekly or monthly intervals, depending on your Salesforce edition. The data is packaged in CSV files, which can be easily imported into Excel for further manipulation. To access this feature, users must have Salesforce admin privileges. The export process can be initiated from the Salesforce setup menu under 'Data Export' where you can choose to 'Export Now' or 'Schedule Export'.

Salesforce Report Export

For users looking to export specific reports that include account lists, Salesforce offers a report export functionality. This allows users to export reports directly from the Salesforce interface into Excel or CSV formats. To export a report, navigate to the report, click on the 'Report' or 'Dashboard Actions' menu, select 'Export', and choose your preferred format. This method is particularly useful for manipulating data or sharing reports with individuals outside of Salesforce.

Using Third-Party Tools

Third-party tools like and Ascendix Search offer more flexibility and functionality for exporting Salesforce data. allows for automated exports on a schedule, with the option to export data directly to an FTP server, Dropbox, or Box account. Ascendix Search, on the other hand, enhances the export of Salesforce list views to Excel, enabling users to quickly export data, including account lists, and manipulate it outside of Salesforce. These tools are ideal for users needing advanced export capabilities or integration with other platforms.

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Export Data Using Salesforce Data Loader

The Salesforce Data Loader is a client application for the bulk import and export of data. It provides a user-friendly interface for exporting data, including account lists, to CSV files. The Data Loader supports various operations such as insert, update, delete, and upsert. It can be used for system integration via API and allows for detailed configuration of data sources and mappings. This tool is particularly useful for users requiring bulk data export capabilities.

Export Data from Salesforce Using Workbench

Workbench is a powerful, web-based suite of tools designed for administrators and developers to interact with organizations via the APIs. It allows for direct data export to CSV files through SOQL queries. Users can select 'Bulk CSV' under the 'View As' options and execute their query for exporting account lists or other data. Upon completion, the results can be downloaded by clicking the download icon next to the Batch ID. Workbench is suitable for users comfortable with SOQL queries and looking for a free tool to export data.

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Exporting account lists from Salesforce can be achieved through various methods, each catering to different user needs and technical capabilities. Whether through Salesforce's native export functionalities, third-party tools like and Ascendix Search, or developer tools like the Salesforce Data Loader and Workbench, businesses have multiple options to export their data for analysis, reporting, or backup purposes.

Automate Salesforce Exports with Bardeen

Exporting an account list from Salesforce is a crucial task for many businesses, enabling them to analyze customer data, back up information, or integrate with other systems. While Salesforce offers various methods to export data, automating this process can save valuable time and reduce errors. Bardeen provides powerful automation capabilities that streamline the export process, making it effortless to transfer your Salesforce account lists to other platforms such as Google Sheets, Airtable, and Coda.

Explore how Bardeen automates the export of Salesforce account lists to enhance your data management and reporting processes:

  1. Copy all Salesforce accounts to Google Sheets: This playbook automates the process of copying Salesforce account information into a Google Sheets spreadsheet, facilitating real-time data analysis and sharing across your team.
  2. Copy all Salesforce accounts to Airtable: Seamlessly transfer your Salesforce account data to Airtable, combining CRM data with Airtable's flexible project management features to streamline workflows and enhance collaboration.
  3. Copy all Salesforce accounts to Coda: Integrate Salesforce account information directly into Coda tables, allowing for advanced data organization and project management within Coda's all-in-one doc environment.

Automating the export of account lists from Salesforce not only saves time but also enhances data accessibility and collaboration within your organization. Start automating with Bardeen today by downloading the app.

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