Exporting data from a data table view

Modified 6 months ago

Hasmica C

The data table view export feature in data forms allows you to export data from your data table view as a downloadable CSV file. The CSV file is sent as an email to you, which can then be downloaded. After clicking the export button, you will receive an email with your exported data as a downloadable CSV file.

As a Kissflow App user, if you have access to the live app page with the embedded data table view, you can export data from this view if the export button is enabled. You will be emailed a CSV file with your exported data when you click the export button. During application development, the app developer decides whether to enable or disable the export button in the data table view.

For example, in an assets procurement application, the procurement manager requires the ability to export a list of all procured assets in a CSV file for sharing with their internal finance team. When the data table view export feature is turned on, the procurement manager can quickly add a filter and click Export to receive the data in a CSV file via email. 

Enabling the export button 

The App developer can turn on/off the export button inside a data table view by following the steps below:

  1. Open your application builder, and create a data table view in a data form.
  2. Next, access pages and create a page. Drag and drop the data table view component of the data form onto this page.
Export button can also be enabled for the All items component of the data form.
  1. In the settings panel on the right, under General properties > Settings, you will find an Export toggle button()
  2. Turn it on/off to show or hide the Export button as part of the data table view in your deployed live application.

Exporting data as a CSV file

When the app developer enables the export button in the data table view of the app, app users can begin exporting data using it.

As a user, you can start exporting data from your live app by clicking the Export button on the top-right corner of the data table view and confirming Export. You will receive an email with your exported data as a downloadable CSV file.

If you’ve applied filters to your data table view, just the data that is displayed will be exported. It will not export the filtered-out data that remains.

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