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Guide to Exporting Data from Salesforce: Methods & Tools

Jason Gong
App automation expert
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April 15, 2024

Export data from Salesforce using built-in features, third-party tools, or Chrome extensions, catering to various business needs like reporting and data analysis. Options include manual or scheduled exports, integration with Excel, and automation through platforms like

This guide offers multiple methods to efficiently manage your Salesforce data exports.

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How to Export Data from Salesforce

Exporting data from Salesforce is essential for various business needs, including reporting, data analysis, backups, or integrating with other systems. Salesforce provides multiple methods to export data, catering to different scenarios and user expertise levels. This guide covers the main methods to export data from Salesforce, including using built-in features, third-party tools, and Chrome extensions.

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Using Salesforce's Built-In Data Export Feature

Salesforce offers a built-in data export service that allows users to manually or automatically export data at scheduled intervals. This service is accessible through the Setup menu and supports exporting data as CSV files. Users can choose to export now for immediate data extraction or schedule exports on a weekly or monthly basis. The exported data includes a wide range of Salesforce objects and can be downloaded from a link sent via email.

Exporting Salesforce Data to Excel and CSV

For users looking to export Salesforce data directly to Excel or CSV, several methods are available:

  • Excel Integration: Salesforce provides integration with Microsoft Excel, allowing users to pull data directly into Excel. This feature is available in Microsoft Office Professional Edition and Office 365 ProPlus subscription.
  • CSV Export: Salesforce's Data Export service and third-party tools like offer the ability to export data as CSV files. These tools support manual and automated exports, catering to different user needs.

Automating Salesforce Data Export

To automate the data export process, users can leverage third-party tools and platforms like These tools offer scheduled exports to various destinations such as Google Sheets, Excel, and data warehouses. Users can configure the export process without coding, making it accessible for users with different technical backgrounds.

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Using Chrome Extensions for Salesforce Data Export

Chrome extensions offer convenient ways to export data directly from the Salesforce interface. Extensions like "SDFC Dev Console Data Exporter" and "Salesforce Export by Dataday" provide functionalities to export data with a single click, catering to users who seek quick and easy solutions.

Explore Salesforce automations like Copy all Salesforce Contacts to Google Sheets to streamline your data management process.


Exporting data from Salesforce can be achieved through various methods, each catering to different user preferences and technical expertise. Whether using Salesforce's built-in features, third-party tools, or Chrome extensions, users have multiple options to efficiently export data for their specific needs.

Automate Your Salesforce Data Export with Bardeen

Exporting data from Salesforce is a fundamental task for data analysis, integration, and backup purposes. While Salesforce provides native tools for data export, automating this process can significantly enhance efficiency and reliability. Bardeen, similar to Zapier, offers powerful automation capabilities that can streamline the export process and integrate Salesforce data with other platforms.

Here are some examples of automations that can be built with Bardeen to supercharge your Salesforce data management:

  1. Copy all Salesforce Contacts to Airtable: This playbook automates the transfer of contact information from Salesforce to Airtable, simplifying data synchronization and accessibility for reporting or collaboration.
  2. Copy all Salesforce Contacts to Google Sheets: Seamlessly move your Salesforce contacts to a Google Sheets spreadsheet, enabling easier sharing and data manipulation.
  3. Copy all Salesforce accounts to Airtable: Synchronize your Salesforce account information with Airtable to enhance project management and team collaboration.

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