Exporting in Excel File Format

Published: 07 Aug 2013
Last Modified Date: 24 Aug 2022


How to export a crosstab from Tableau Server to .xls or .xlsx.


  • Tableau Server


  1. Open the view on Tableau Server, and then select Download > Crosstab.
  2. Open the resulting .csv file in Microsoft Excel.
  3. In Excel, save the file with a .xls or .xlsx file extension.
To view the above steps in action, see the video below.
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Additional Information

The dashboard extensions feature, which increase dashboard functionality with custom objects created by third-party developers, was introduced in Tableau 2018.2. One such dashboard extension is Export All by The Information Lab, which allows dashboard creators to place a button onto a dashboard, choose which sheets and columns are exported, and enable end users to download an Excel workbook containing the data from the dashboard.

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