Visuals Bring Clarity

Datasets and Workbooks are the younger brother of Saved Searches. They’re a great way to provide a visual grasp of important company information. Datasets and Workbooks are also more flexible and easier to use for the average NetSuite user. But did you know it is possible to export this data to a CSV file for further use outside NetSuite? In this NetSuite tip, we will show you how.

Step 1: Select a Workbook

First, we must navigate to a Workbook. Click the “Analytics” link in the menu bar. Then, select a Workbook of your choice. You may prefer to create a new Dataset, in which case a Workbook can be created after you have done so.

Step 2: Select a Table Visualization

Next, be sure to select a “table” style visualization to be able to export to CSV. NetSuite does support exporting to SVG files for the “chart” visualization, but in this example we will focus on exporting a table.

Step 3: Select the “Export Data to a CSV File” Button

On the top left above your table data, there is a small export button. Hovering over it with our cursor, we see that this will export our data to a CSV file. Click here, and a copy will be sent to your downloads folder!


Now that you know how to export Workbooks to CSV files, you can take your NetSuite data even farther. This file can be opened in Microsoft Excel and edited or manipulated as desired. We trust that you found this NetSuite tip helpful to you and your company. Be sure to subscribe to our mailing list below so that you never miss out on any of our latest NetSuite content!