How To Save as a CSV in Google Sheets

Last Updated on October 31, 2023 by Jake Sheridan

How To Save as a CSV in Google Sheets

In this tutorial, you will learn how to save as a CSV in Google Sheets

How To Save as a CSV in Google Sheets

Saving your Google Sheets file as a CSV will allow you to download the file as a spreadsheet that can be opened in Excel or another program that can read CSV files.

CSV files are especially useful when you want to export data from Google Sheets to another program.

This guide will show you how to save your Google Sheets file as a CSV so you can easily export your data.

We will also show you how to publish your document to the web as a CSV download. This will allow you to share a link for others to download your document directly as a CSV file.

How to Export Data as CSV in Google Sheets

Here’s how to export data as a CSV in Google Sheets.

Step 1

First, open the Google Sheets document that contains the data you want to export as a CSV.

Step 2

Next, click on the tab with the data you want to convert to a CSV.

Step 3

Go to File > Download > Comma Separated Values (.csv)

Step 4

A Save As dialog box will appear where you can indicate the filename of the document and where you want to save your file. Click on the Save button to continue.

Step 5

Your browser should successfully install a CSV copy of your data. You can open the CSV file using a compatible program such as Microsoft Excel or the Notepad program in Windows.

Step 6

If you intend to send a link to the CSV download, you can instead choose to publish your file as a CSV. Publishing files allows you to share a link to download your document that will keep up with any changes made to the original Google Sheets document.

Step 7

In the first dropdown list, select the option that matches the tab that contains your data.

Next, select the Comma-separated values (.csv) option.

Step 9

Click on Publish to generate a link to your content that you can share.

Step 10

You may now copy the link to a CSV download of your desired data.

Summary

This guide should be everything you need to save as a CSV in Google Sheets.

You may make a copy of this example spreadsheet to test it out on your own.