Export a database as CSV

Camille Ricketts
Mar 14 '19 · 1 min read · 6546 views

On desktop

You can export any full-page database as a CSV file. Here's how:
  • Click the ••• icon at the top right of any Notion page.
  • Click Export. A small window will pop up at the center of your screen asking which format you want to download the file in and whether you want to include sub-pages.
  • Choose Markdown & CSV from the dropdown menu. Switch on include subpages if you want to download all of the pages in your database as separate files.
  • Click Export to download a zip file to your hard drive containing your CSV files.
  • Name the file and choose where you want to save it.
  • You can open these files in Excel, Numbers, etc. to view your data.

On mobile

  • Tap the ••• icon at the upper right of your screen.
  • Scroll down and tap Export.
  • Choose Markdown & CSV from the menu labeled Export format.
  • Tap Export and the share menu on your phone will pop up, from which:
    • You can send the file to a computer via AirDrop on Mac.
    • You can copy and paste the download link into your mobile browser to start the download.
    • You can paste the download link into your notes for later.
  • You'll also receive an email from Notion with a link to download the file.


  • I'm not seeing an export option in my ••• menu. What's the deal?
    Export might be turned off for your workspace. Admins can turn off this option in the Security & SAML tab of Settings & Members to keep workspace data internal.
  • The download window told me it would send me an email with the zip file, but I didn't receive one?
    If a file is very large (depending on the number of sub-pages included), we may send you an email with a download link rather than automatically starting a download. This is not always the case. No email will be sent if you were able to download the file right away.

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