Notion is a powerful tool that allows you to easily create and manage information and knowledge databases. However, there may be instances where you want to export your data from Notion into other formats, including CSV. CSV (Comma Separated Values) is a simple file format used to store tabular data, such as a spreadsheet or database. This guide will walk you through the process of exporting your Notion data into a CSV file.
First, navigate to the Notion page or database you want to export. Keep in mind that only full-page databases can be exported as CSV files.
On the top right of the page, click on the '...' icon. This will bring up a dropdown menu with various options.
From the dropdown menu, select 'Export'. This will open up a new window in the center of your screen with several export options.
In the 'Export Format' dropdown, select 'Markdown & CSV'. If the page you're exporting is a database, the resulting file will be a CSV. Non-database pages will be exported as Markdown files. If you also want to include sub-pages in your export, toggle on the 'Include subpages' option.
Click 'Export' to confirm the operation. Notion will create a ZIP file containing your CSV data and download it to your hard drive.
There are several instances where exporting your Notion data to CSV could be beneficial. Here are a few examples:
Notion treats full-page databases as tables, so you can export these to CSV. Follow the same steps outlined above. Just ensure the page you're exporting is a full-page database.
If your CSV export fails, it could be due to a network issue or a problem with Notion's servers. Try the export again after a while, and if the problem persists, reach out to Notion's support.
To export a Notion database to Excel, you need to first export the database as a CSV file. Then, you can easily import the CSV file into Excel.
Remember, Notion is a versatile tool designed to cater to various needs, including data exporting. Understanding how to effectively export your data to CSV files will ensure you can use your data outside Notion when needed.