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Export PowerShell Outlook Contacts to CSV

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    Welcome to the definitive guide on exporting PowerShell Outlook Contacts to CSV. In the digital age, having a reliable method to transfer and back up your contacts is invaluable. Exporting to a CSV file offers unparalleled ease in importing contacts to various email accounts and spreadsheet applications, providing a universal solution for contact management. On this page, we will delve into what PowerShell Outlook Contacts are and demonstrate the process of exporting them to a CSV file. We will also explore practical use cases for this export, present an innovative alternative using Sourcetable, and address common questions about the process. Discover the benefits of this approach, from safeguarding your contacts against potential threats to facilitating swift recovery in the event of data loss.

    Exporting PowerShell Outlook Contacts to a CSV File

    Using the New-MailboxExportRequest Cmdlet

    The New-MailboxExportRequest PowerShell command is a convenient method for exporting contacts from Exchange mailboxes directly to a PST file. Once the PST file is created, it can be imported into any Outlook profile or Exchange server. While this command is primarily used to export to a PST file, additional steps may be required to convert the PST into a CSV format that can be imported into applications like Excel.

    Running PowerShell Script with EDB to PST Converter

    PowerShell scripts that incorporate the use of an EDB to PST converter can facilitate the export of contacts from Exchange to a PST file. This PST file can then be converted to a CSV format using the converter's GUI. This method allows for the exporting of contacts to a CSV file that can easily be managed in Excel. It is important to note that this process requires technical knowledge to execute the script and operate the converter.

    Using Stellar Converter for EDB

    Stellar Converter for EDB offers a user-friendly and efficient way to export Exchange Contacts to PST or CSV formats. With its interactive GUI, users can quickly export contacts, including those from the Global Address Lists (GAL), with just a few clicks. This method does not require in-depth technical knowledge, making it accessible for a wider range of users. The exported CSV files are ready to be used in applications like Excel.

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    Import PowerShell Outlook Contacts Directly with Sourcetable

    Using Sourcetable to import PowerShell Outlook Contacts directly into a spreadsheet offers significant advantages over the traditional method of exporting to CSV and then importing into another spreadsheet program. Sourcetable's ability to sync your live data from almost any app or database, including Outlook, streamlines the process and ensures that your contact list is always up-to-date without additional manual exports.

    With Sourcetable, you can easily automate the integration of your Outlook Contacts into a versatile spreadsheet interface. This automation saves valuable time and reduces errors associated with manual data transfer. Moreover, Sourcetable's advanced business intelligence capabilities allow for real-time querying and analysis of your contacts, providing actionable insights and enhancing your productivity.

    Common Use Cases

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      Use case 1: Migrating contacts from an Exchange mailbox to another email client that supports CSV format
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      Use case 2: Creating a backup of Exchange contacts that can be easily accessed without the need for Exchange or Outlook
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      Use case 3: Transferring contacts to a CRM or other business application that requires contact information in CSV format
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      Use case 4: Performing data analysis on contact information using spreadsheet software that imports CSV files
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      Use case 5: Sharing contact lists with colleagues or partners who do not have access to the Exchange server

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Can the New-MailboxExportRequest PowerShell command export Contacts to CSV?

    The New-MailboxExportRequest PowerShell cmdlet exports contacts to PST. To export contacts to CSV, you would need to convert the PST file to CSV format using additional steps or software.

    What is required before using PowerShell commands to export a global address book to CSV?

    You must assign the appropriate role to a user account. For Exchange 2007, assign the import/export role using the Add-MailboxPermission cmdlet. For Exchange 2010/2013/2016/2019, assign the Mailbox Import Export role using the New-ManagementRoleAssignment cmdlet.

    Is Stellar Converter for EDB a viable alternative to PowerShell for exporting Exchange Contacts to PST or CSV?

    Yes, Stellar Converter for EDB can export Exchange contacts to PST/CSV and is considered safer, quicker, and easier than using PowerShell commands.

    Does the Export-Mailbox PowerShell command work for all versions of Exchange?

    The Export-Mailbox PowerShell command is used to export contacts from Exchange database, but it is specific to Exchange 2007. For later versions, the New-MailboxExportRequest cmdlet is used.

    What are some limitations of using PowerShell commands for exporting contacts?

    Using PowerShell commands like Export-Mailbox can take time, requires technical knowledge, and may skip some mailboxes. Stellar Converter for EDB is an alternative that mitigates these limitations.


    Exporting Outlook Contacts to a CSV file using PowerShell is a flexible and efficient process that leverages Exchange Web Services (EWS) and the Microsoft Graph API. By running a script with the proper credentials and specifying the user's email and folder, you can retrieve detailed contact information, including email addresses, phone numbers, and organizational details. The script handles the data securely and can export contacts in manageable chunks, making it a valuable tool for automating contact exports for executives or for any Office 365 mailbox. While the PowerShell script is capable of exporting to a CSV file, there is a more streamlined alternative. Instead of dealing with CSV exportation, you can use Sourcetable to import your data directly into a spreadsheet, providing a more direct and user-friendly approach to data management. Sign up for Sourcetable today to get started and simplify your contact management workflow.

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