Downloading visual data to Excel file

Cloudera Data Visualization enables you to save data in your visuals as an Excel file. 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.

Excel download is available on all visuals. In the following example, we demonstrate how to download visual data to an Excel file. The resulting Excel worksheet also contains a separate sheet showing parameter definitions.

The example uses a table visual with two filters. Year in 1900, 1901 and country in Afghanistan and Albania. To show totals in the visual, enable Showing column totals.

Before you begin to download a CSV file, you must 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... > Excel.

    A Generating the requested file message appears. Cloudera Data Visualization saves the current sheet to an Excel file.

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

    In this example, the generated file name (Population by Country_20190207113450) has the following components:

    Population by Country

    Same name as the visual


    Shows the date the file is created, in YYYYMMDD format


    Shows the time the file is created, in hhmmss format

    Totals appear in the table only if you enable totals, as described in Showing column totals.
  3. Click the Params sheet in the Excel file to see the two parameters that were defined earlier to create the visual.