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    Welcome to our comprehensive guide on how to export data from Blynk to a CSV file, an invaluable feature for those looking to leverage the full potential of their IoT projects. By exporting to CSV, users can easily view their data in spreadsheet applications like Excel, automate data handling with scripts, and meticulously track specific data points such as relative maximum values. On this page, we'll delve into what Blynk is, the step-by-step process of exporting to a CSV file, the practical use cases for this functionality, and explore an alternative method using Sourcetable for when direct CSV export is not available. Additionally, we'll provide a helpful Q&A section to address common inquiries about the exporting process. Embrace the power of data analysis and automation by mastering the export capabilities of Blynk.

    What is Blynk?

    Blynk is an IoT platform used by small and large companies to control and manage electronic devices. It is a comprehensive tool that includes a cloud component, firmware, and an app builder, which enables users to create custom applications for a variety of smart products. Known for its simplicity and integrity, Blynk has gained the trust of over 500,000 engineers worldwide.

    As a service, Blynk offers a unified IoT platform that encompasses secure cloud services, firmware libraries, and a no-code app builder. It is utilized by manufacturers in various industries, such as smart home products, HVAC systems, and agricultural equipment. The platform is designed to be user-friendly and easily adaptable for developers, business leaders, and end-users, facilitating the building of customer-facing applications and the management of connected devices.

    Regarding data, Blynk supports Analog, Digital, and Virtual datastreams, with a wide range of widgets that accommodate these types. Widgets such as Button, Slider, Joystick, and many others provide versatility in interfacing with hardware through the Blynk app. Notably, the Time Input and Music Player widgets are tailored to handle Virtual datastreams, while the WebPage Button and WebPage Image Button are designed for UI use datastreams, demonstrating Blynk's flexibility in supporting different types of data within IoT applications.

    Exporting Data from Blynk to CSV

    Exporting via Web Dashboard

    To export data from Blynk to a CSV file, users must utilize the web dashboard feature available in Blynk 2.0. It is important to note that a paid plan is required to perform this operation. For accurate data retrieval, the data aggregation option should be set to raw data. Once configured, the "Download Report" option may be used to initiate the export process.

    Preparing Data for Export with Superchart

    Blynk's Superchart widget, which can collect data from devices such as a CO2 sensor, provides the capability to export historical data to Excel. When exporting data that has been sent to the Blynk server more frequently than once per minute per pin, the Superchart widget will average this data in the resulting CSV file. Additionally, CSV files are generated in compressed .gz format, which must be unzipped prior to opening in Excel.

    Configuring CSV Data Records

    When setting up the CSV file configuration, users can opt to record the maximum values for a pin as well as the timestamp when the maximum value occurred. This functionality is available for both local and cloud Blynk servers and can be selected before the data export process begins. However, it is important to remember that the mobile app does not support the report widget; therefore, users should choose the "save raw data" option for each datastream when exporting.

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    Seamlessly Integrate Blynk with Sourcetable

    Integrating Blynk with Sourcetable offers a streamlined approach to managing your data without the hassle of manual exports. Sourcetable stands out by syncing your live data from various apps or databases directly into a user-friendly spreadsheet interface. This seamless integration allows for real-time data access, reducing the need for repetitive and error-prone exporting and importing processes.

    Using Sourcetable for your Blynk data not only saves time but also enhances your ability to perform complex queries and analyses as if you were using a conventional spreadsheet program. The advantage here is the automation – once set up, Sourcetable continuously pulls in updated data, offering an up-to-date overview which is essential for accurate business intelligence. Embrace the simplicity and efficiency of Sourcetable to elevate your data management experience.

    Common Use Cases

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      Backup of Superchart widget data
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      Data sharing with team members or clients
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      Offline data access and review
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      Time series analysis of sensor data

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How do I access the CSV export feature in Blynk 2.0?

    To export data to a CSV file in Blynk 2.0, you need to access the web dashboard.

    Why can't I find the report widget on my Blynk mobile app?

    The report widget is no longer available in the mobile app. You need to use the web dashboard to export data to CSV.

    Why is my CSV file from Blynk 2.0 empty?

    Ensure you have activated the 'save raw data' option for your data streams and have chosen 'raw data' as the data aggregation option in 'Advanced' settings.

    Do I need a paid plan to export data to CSV in Blynk 2.0?

    Data export to CSV may be available on the Plus membership, and you need to configure your datastreams properly to export data.

    How can I ensure my Blynk data is saved and exportable to CSV?

    Activate the 'save raw data' option for each data stream you wish to export.


    In summary, Blynk offers a convenient way to export data from devices such as a CO2 sensor, directly into a CSV format that can be viewed and manipulated in Excel or Google Sheets. Whether using the SuperChart widget or the Reports widget, users on paid plans can activate the "save raw data" option and set data aggregation to "raw data" to ensure they get the most detailed and accurate export possible. Remember that the data is compressed in .gz format, but can be easily unzipped for access. For those looking for an even more streamlined process, consider using Sourcetable to import your Blynk data directly into a spreadsheet. Sign up for Sourcetable to get started and enhance your data management experience.

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