Export data to Excel

Do you need to analyze your data from and convert that data into actionable items that help you drive more sales? Now you can do this when you export your data to Excel or Excel Online. Also, analyzing large datasets is not a problem because you can export up to 100,000 rows of data.

You can choose to export static worksheets or dynamic worksheets, which you can import back in to the app. If you need more advanced functions, you can export a dynamic PivotTable, which makes it very easy to organize and summarize data.

You can export data to a standard Excel file that you can use on any device such as your phone, tablet, or desktop computer. The data is exported in the same format that you see in the app. Text will remain text, numbers will remain numbers, and dates will remain dates. However, when you export data from the app to Excel, some cell formats might change. The following table summarizes how you’ll see the data in apps and how the cell format changes when you export the data to Excel.

Cell format when data is exported from model-driven apps

Data format in model-driven apps Cell format in Excel
Text, Ticker Symbol, Phone, Options set, and Look Up Shows as Text and option set becomes drop-down list
Email, URL Shows as General
Number Shows as Number without group separator
Currency Shows as Number and does not include dollar sign ($)
Date only, Date and Time Shows as Date only
Calculated and Roll-up fields Editable in Excel but can’t be imported back to Power Apps
Secured fields Editable in Excel but can’t be imported back to Power Apps

See which type of export works best for you

Task Learn more
Do an ad-hoc or what if analysis without modifying app data. Or, quick bulk edit to multiple records. Export to Excel Online
Get a snapshot of the data at the current data and time or you want to share it with others. Export to an Excel static worksheet
Get the most up-to-date information and be able to refresh it in Excel and match what you see in the app at any time. Export to an Excel dynamic worksheet
View app data in a pivot table. Export to an Excel PivotTable

When you export data in Excel (.xlsx format) and then add or modify columns, you can’t import the data back into Dynamics 365. This is not supported for the .xlsx file format.

If you’re using Excel 2010, you might get this error message when you export data from the Accounts area:

The file is corrupt and cannot be opened.

The error message occurs due to a setting in Excel. To fix the issue, do this:

  1. Open Excel 2010.

  2. Go to File > Options.

  3. Go to Trust Center > Trust Center settings.

  4. Select Protected view and then clear the check boxes for the first two options.

  5. Select OK and then close the Options dialog box.

Limit the number of records that can be exported to Excel using Web API

Update the maxrecordsforexporttoexcel attribute of the Organization entity using the Web API.


The Web API request given below will set the value of maxrecordsforexporttoexcel attribute to 100.

PUT [Organization URI]/api/data/v9.1/organizations(df617a54-bc85-48bf-a4f2-3c4208a405e1)
Content-Type: application/json  
OData-MaxVersion: 4.0  
OData-Version: 4.0 

    "maxrecordsforexporttoexcel": 100


The default value of maxrecordsforexporttoexcel attribute is 100000. If the value of maxrecordsforexporttoexcel attribute is increased to more than 100000, then timeouts may occur and export may fail. It is recommended to split the records into multiple views and then upload.

See also

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