How To Create a CSV File In Google Sheets

Last Updated on October 31, 2023 by Jake Sheridan

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a csv file in google sheets.

A CSV file, or Comma-Separated Values file, is a type of text file where values are separated by commas to create a table of data from unformatted text. Because they contain no complex formatting or other metadata and are very easy to read, they’re a frequent intermediary file format for transferring data between different applications and services. If you need to create a CSV file from Google Sheets data, don’t worry: The Google Sheets developers understood the importance of CSV files and made it quick and easy to create them. Here how:

Step 1

Since CSV files contain no formatting or extra features, they can contain only a single sheet. Make sure the sheet you want to create the CSV from is active

Step 2

Open the File menu, hover over Download and choose Comma Separated Values (.csv)

Step 3

If prompted to do so, choose a name and location for the file. Otherwise it will be stored in your browser’s default downloads location, based on your preferences

Step 4

Note that the CSV file will contain no formulas, formatting, or other extras from the original Google Sheet since only text is supported in CSV files


Example Spreadsheet: Make a copy of the example spreadsheet, and CSV File

In this tutorial, I covered how to create a csv file in google sheets. Want more? Check out all the Google Sheets Tutorials.