Downloading visual data to CSV file

CDP Data Visualization enables you to save the data used in visualizations as CSV files. The filename is the same as the name of the visual, and has a timestamp specifying the date and time when the file is created.

Before you begin to download a CSV file, you must first Enable CSV Download. The site administrator can override this setting in the Enable "Download as CSV/Excel" by default in the Site Settings interface. See Downloading maximum number of rows in CSV files.

  1. Open a visual in Edit mode, click the (ellipsis) icon at the top of the interface and select Download as... > CSV.

    A Generating the requested file message appears. CDP Data Visualization saves the current sheet to a CSV file.

  2. After the download is complete, open the default download folder on your computer.

    In this example, the generated file name (Table_Visual_20190207110756) has the following components:


    Same name as the dashboard


    Shows the date the file is created, in YYYYMMDD format


    Shows the time the file is created, in hhmmss format

    CDP Data Visualization renames sheets that have names with characters not supported by the file system. For example, for the sheet Table/Visual, it generates the file as Table_Visual_xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.csv, replacing the forward-slash (ASCII #47) character with an underscore (ASCII #95) character.