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I want to export specific number of columns from excel into .csv file. I have around 10 columns like lname, fname, phone, address, email and so on. what should i do to export certain columns like lname, email and so on.... thanks for looking

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5 Answers 5

Just do in simple way:-

  1. Apply concatenation for 10 columns

  2. Drag down list end of your last row

  3. Copy the result column
  4. Paste it in notepad
  5. Save it as .csv file format
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CONCATENATE worked for me really great. Thank you very much. –  Nedim Šabić Jul 16 '12 at 13:09
Simple... unless a double quote may be found in any of your columns... –  cerebriform Oct 27 '14 at 13:35

You can easily do this with a PowerShell script. You can use the Get-ExcelData function in this PowerShell snippet and pipe the results through Select-Object and finally to Export-Csv.

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Select the first column you want. Then, while holding down <Ctrl>, select the remaining columns you want. Copy your selection and paste it into a new workbook. Save the new workbook as a .csv file.

If you are going to do this frequently, record a macro of your steps. Here is the macro recorded from my test. In my example, column A is Name and column E is Email. I've also modified the macro so the SaveAs filename includes the current date.

I was going to show an example macro, but for whatever reason, superuser errors out when I click Save Edits. I'll try again later.

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If you open the file in Ron's Editor you can hide the columns you don't want, then export the resulting 'view' as an Excel file or any other format. Better yet you can save the view for future use. Very quick, very easy.

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Yet another solution:

  1. Select the cells you want to export
  2. Wrap a table around the cells (eg, press Control+T on Windows)
  3. Run the ExportTable macro

Saves the table on the active sheet as a new CSV (by opening a new workbook and saving from there, using the table name as the file name).

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