How do I export a table I created in a confluence page to excel? The option is missing

 

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Davin Studer Community Champion Jul 21, 2015

I created a bookmarklet for this purpose. You can get it at the URL below. Just drag the link to your bookmarks bar and then click it. It will create a link above each table to allow you to download that table as a CSV. One caveat is that it won't work in IE as IE won't allow data uri's for anything other than images ... haven't tried it on Microsoft Edge yet.

http://iamdav.in/2014/10/24/bookmarklet-creating-csv-html-table/

 

Okay, now that's brilliantly easy!

Thank you Davin, this works great! I second Milo's comment! Brilliant!

Thank you Davin, nice and easy. Great work!

Davin Studer Community Champion Jan 18, 2017

It's worth noting that since I posted this answer there is now a free add-on in the marketplace for the server edition that will allow you to download a table as CSV. Link is below. Get version 1.1.3 of the add-on if you are on Confluence 5.x and the newest if you are on Confluence 6.x.

CSV Table Export

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I don't know of an easy way. There are two ways that do work though.

  1. Carefully select all the text in the table
  2. Make a new spreadsheet in Excel
  3. Select the first cell (A1)
  4. Paste

 

  1. Export the page as a Word doc
  2. Select the table (click the image2015-7-21 17:31:16.png that appears when you move the mouse cursor into the table
  3. Follow steps 2 through 4 above

 

The first one saves a step, but it can be VERY tricky to select all the text in a Confluence table.

You should try both methods as the resulting text style is different.

 

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Thank you so very much! This works perfectly. You just saved me a lot of time for now and the future. You're great!

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