How To Download An Excel File From Sharepoint

Are you looking to download an Excel file from Sharepoint? Follow these simple steps to quickly export and save your Excel files.

To download an Excel file from SharePoint, there are two options: exporting to an Excel workbook or exporting to a CSV file.

To export to an Excel workbook, go to the command bar of the list and select Export > Export to Excel. Depending on your browser, you can then save and open the file or open it directly. In the Excel Import Data dialog box, choose the options for how you want to view and where you want to put the data. After selecting OK, the list should appear in Excel, and you can refresh it by selecting Refresh All on the Data tab.

To export to a CSV file, open the list and select Export > Export to CSV from the command bar. You can then choose to open the file in Excel and save it as an Excel workbook or save it as a .csv file on your computer.

It’s important to note that when downloading from SharePoint to Excel, the connection is one-way, meaning changes made in Excel will not be sent back to SharePoint unless a refresh is done. Additionally, the folder structure does not appear in the resulting Excel table, but you can filter and sort the data based on its type and location.

To download files or folders from SharePoint, select the items you want to download and then click on Download in the top navigation. If prompted, choose the location to save the download. Multiple files and folders can be downloaded as a .zip file, and the Download button may disappear if the web page is refreshed while looking at a folder.

These are the general steps for downloading Excel files from SharePoint. It’s important to use Internet Explorer for export to Excel as it may not work with Google Chrome. Also, keep in mind that the connection between SharePoint and Excel is one-way, and changes in Excel will not be sent back to SharePoint unless refreshed. If the connection needs to be severed permanently, the connection can be removed from the Data tab in Excel.

Exporting to Excel Workbook or CSV File

Exporting to an Excel workbook or CSV file is a straightforward process that allows you to save and work with your SharePoint data in a familiar format. Let’s explore these options in detail.

To export to an Excel workbook, go to the command bar of the list and select Export > Export to Excel. Depending on your browser, you can then save and open the file or open it directly. In the Excel Import Data dialog box, choose the options for how you want to view and where you want to put the data. After selecting OK, the list should appear in Excel, and you can refresh it by selecting Refresh All on the Data tab.

To export to a CSV file, open the list and select Export > Export to CSV from the command bar. You can then choose to open the file in Excel and save it as an Excel workbook or save it as a .csv file on your computer.

It’s important to note that when downloading from SharePoint to Excel, the connection is one-way, meaning changes made in Excel will not be sent back to SharePoint unless a refresh is done. Additionally, the folder structure does not appear in the resulting Excel table, but you can filter and sort the data based on its type and location.

To download files or folders from SharePoint, select the items you want to download and then click on Download in the top navigation. If prompted, choose the location to save the download. Multiple files and folders can be downloaded as a .zip file, and the Download button may disappear if the web page is refreshed while looking at a folder.

These are the general steps for downloading Excel files from SharePoint. It’s important to use Internet Explorer for export to Excel as it may not work with Google Chrome. Also, keep in mind that the connection between SharePoint and Excel is one-way, and changes in Excel will not be sent back to SharePoint unless refreshed. If the connection needs to be severed permanently, the connection can be removed from the Data tab in Excel.

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