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    Welcome to our comprehensive guide on exporting AG Grid to CSV, a valuable feature for enhancing data analysis and sharing across various platforms. AG Grid, a powerful JavaScript grid component, allows seamless data management within web applications. Exporting this data to CSV files is essential, especially for users who wish to leverage spreadsheet applications like Excel, Apple Numbers, or Google Sheets for further data manipulation or visualization. On this page, we'll delve into the essentials of AG Grid, illustrate the steps to export AG Grid data to a CSV file, explore various use cases for CSV export, discuss an alternative to CSV exports through Sourcetable, and address frequently asked questions about the export process. Whether you are dealing with security concerns or looking for flexible export options, this guide will provide you with all the necessary insights to work effectively with AG Grid CSV exports.

    What Is AG Grid?

    AG Grid is a component-based table library that serves as a comprehensive JavaScript grid solution. Recognized as the fastest JavaScript grid available, it is designed to meet the demands of modern enterprise applications. AG Grid's high performance and ability to handle large datasets make it an ideal choice for applications requiring efficient data presentation.

    Highly praised for its customizability and extensibility, AG Grid provides seamless integration with various frameworks, leveraging your framework of choice for rendering. Its robust feature set and adaptability have established AG Grid as the gold standard for component-based table libraries.

    Endorsed by developers at the majority of Fortune 500 companies, AG Grid's reputation for excellence in building enterprise applications is well-founded. It stands out as the creator's favorite and is trusted as a premier solution for developers requiring a reliable and powerful data grid tool.

    Exporting AG Grid Data to a CSV File

    Exporting with API Call

    To export the grid data to a CSV file programmatically, you can make an API call. This function is readily available and does not require any additional configurations because CSV export is enabled by default. When using this method, all data in the grid is exported, including any pinned rows, unless specifically excluded via parameters.

    Exporting via Context Menu (Enterprise Only)

    For users of the AG Grid Enterprise edition, exporting to CSV is conveniently available through the right-click context menu. This user-friendly feature allows for quick export of the grid's current state directly into a CSV file without needing to write any code.

    Customizing the CSV Export

    While exporting, you can customize the CSV file according to your requirements. By default, the grid data will not use cell renderers, and columns will be separated using a comma (,). However, you can change the column separator by setting the 'columnSeparator' token. To exclude column headers or pinned rows from the export, use 'skipColumnHeaders', 'skipPinnedTop', and 'skipPinnedBottom' parameters respectively. Additionally, 'prependContent' and 'appendContent' can be used to add custom content to the beginning and end of the CSV file.

    Suppressing Quotes and Escaping Values

    In cases where you need to prevent double quotes from surrounding cell values, you can use the 'suppressQuotes' option. Remember that cell values are escaped by default to ensure that any potentially disruptive characters within the data do not affect the structure of the CSV file.

    Sourcetable Integration

    Streamline Your Data Management with Sourcetable

    Experience the seamless integration of AG Grid data into your spreadsheets with Sourcetable, bypassing the cumbersome process of exporting to CSV. Sourcetable offers you the ability to sync your live data directly from a multitude of apps or databases. This direct importation saves valuable time and eliminates the risk of data loss or corruption typically associated with the export and import cycle.

    With Sourcetable, automation becomes a core part of your data management strategy. Rather than manually exporting and importing data, Sourcetable's automatic pull feature ensures your spreadsheet is always up-to-date with the latest data from AG Grid. For those seeking to enhance business intelligence, Sourcetable's familiar spreadsheet interface allows for intuitive querying, making data analysis more efficient and user-friendly.

    Choose Sourcetable for a smarter, more integrated approach to managing your data that streamlines your workflow, enhances accuracy, and unlocks the full potential of your business intelligence efforts.

    Common Use Cases

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      Archiving grid data as a CSV file for record-keeping
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      Sharing grid data with users who prefer data in a spreadsheet format
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      Performing data analysis in external tools that accept CSV input
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      Generating reports that require custom formatting of cell data before export
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      Filtering specific rows and columns for export based on user-defined criteria

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How can I export AG Grid data to CSV?

    The grid data can be exported to CSV either by an API call or, if you have AG Grid Enterprise, using the right-click context menu.

    Is CSV export enabled by default in AG Grid?

    Yes, the CSV export is enabled by default.

    Can I prevent CSV export in AG Grid?

    Yes, you can disable CSV export by setting suppressCsvExport to true in the gridOptions.

    What data gets exported when I use the CSV export feature in AG Grid?

    The export includes the raw values, some of the GUI representation of the data, Value Getters, and Cell Formatters if the 'Use Value Formatter for Export' feature is enabled. All data is exported regardless of the state of row groupings, with group names formatted as '-> Parent Name -> Child Name'.

    How can I secure CSV export against CSV Injection?

    CSV Injection can be prevented by using the CSV Export Params callback methods to modify cell values so they don't start with characters like +, -, =, @, Tab (0x09), and Carriage Return (0x0D).


    AG Grid provides a robust API and context menu options for exporting grid data to CSV, offering flexibility and control over the export process. By default, the grid exports the data as seen in the UI, including the application of cell formatters and the inclusion of all data, even if row grouping is applied. Customization options such as changing column separators, excluding headers or pinned rows, and selecting specific columns or rows to export ensure that the CSV output meets specific requirements. Although the CSV export feature is enabled by default, it can be disabled by setting suppressCsvExport = true in the gridOptions. Should you require a more streamlined workflow, consider bypassing the CSV export altogether by using Sourcetable, which allows you to import data directly into a spreadsheet. Sign up for Sourcetable today to get started and enhance your data management experience.

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