I'm a huge fan of the Query Editor in the SFDC Developer Console:

screenshot of query editor with results

Is there a way to export the table of results as JSON/csv/excel or in some format that can be consumed by Excel?

(I know that I can replicate the functionality in DemandTools or other tools, but sometimes when I've thrown up a query for debugging, it would be really handy to be able to export and manipulate the results.)

  • The dev console was not built for this. You can copy your query and paste it in the Force.com data loader. Its a powerful tool. Commented Jun 12, 2015 at 7:59

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The Developer Workbench will allow you to, among other things, build SOQL queries and save the results as CSV: https://workbench.developerforce.com/login.php

  • Good call - I find the Developer Console quicker for quick exploration and debugging, but good to remember that I can always copy my query over to Workbench.
    – Benj
    Commented Aug 12, 2013 at 18:52
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    Sadly the Developer Workbench is restricted, when it comes down to relationship or aggregate queries. There are often times, when the Developer console is the only way to get the results. Commented Oct 15, 2014 at 7:30

For faster use add a bookmark, pick a name and paste the following code to the URL:

javascript:(function(){function e(e){var t=new RegExp(/["]/g),n=e.replace(t,"“"),t=new RegExp(/\<[^\<]+\>/g),n=n.replace(t,"");return""==n?"":'"'+n+'"'}for(var t=document.evaluate("//div[@id='editors-body']/div[not(contains(@style,'display:none') or contains(@style,'display: none'))]//table/tbody/tr",document,null,0,null),n=[];row=t.iterateNext();){for(var o=row.getElementsByTagName("td"),a=[],r=0;r<o.length;r++)a.push(e(o[r].textContent));n.push(a)}for(var d="data:text/csv;charset=utf-8,filename=download.csv,",l=[],r=0;r<n.length;r++)l.push(n[r].join(","));d+=l.join("\r\n");var c=document.createElement("a");c.setAttribute("href",encodeURI(d)),c.setAttribute("download","dev_console.csv"),document.body.appendChild(c),c.click()})();

Save it. Now with one click it will download console results into csv file. (Tested in Chrome)

I have a quick solution which works for me since I do a lot of exports from console. Script opens a new window with raw data in csv format and a link to a downloadable csv file. My script works in Chrome, didn't check it in other browsers.

  1. Select the tab you want to export ( script takes only active tab )
  2. Press F12 ( firebug window ) and go to console.
  3. Copy / paste the following script and press enter. Don't forget to allow to pop a window ( Chrome usually blocks it ).
  4. Enjoy..

var o = document.evaluate("//div[@id='editors-body']/div[not(contains(@style,'display:none') or contains(@style,'display: none'))]//table/tbody/tr",document,null,0,null); var r = []; while(row = o.iterateNext()){ var cols = row.getElementsByTagName('td'); var a = []; for(var i=0; i<cols.length; i++){ a.push( formatData( cols[i].textContent ) ); } r.push( a ); } // generating csv file var csv = "data:text/csv;charset=utf-8,filename=download.csv,"; var rows = []; for(var i=0; i<r.length; i++){ rows.push( r[i].join(",") ); } csv += rows.join('\r\n'); popup(csv); function formatData(input) { // replace " with “ var regexp = new RegExp(/["]/g); var output = input.replace(regexp, "“"); //HTML var regexp = new RegExp(/\<[^\<]+\>/g); var output = output.replace(regexp, ""); if (output == "") return ''; return '"' + output + '"'; } // showing data in window for copy/ paste function popup(data) { var generator = window.open('', 'csv', 'height=400,width=600'); generator.document.write('<html><head><title>CSV</title>'); generator.document.write('</head><body style="overflow: hidden;">'); generator.document.write('<a href="'+encodeURI(csv)+'" download="Sf_export.csv">Download CSV</a><br>'); generator.document.write('<textArea style="width: 100%; height: 97%;" wrap="off" >'); generator.document.write(data); generator.document.write('</textArea>'); generator.document.write('</body></html>'); generator.document.close(); return true; }
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    Works great, I might try to make this into a chrome extension. Are you cool with me using your code?
    – NSjonas
    Commented Feb 6, 2015 at 18:36
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    @NSjonas yea, absolutely, please go on :D I found another option which works great, I use a tool called aside.io, it's kind of browser IDE and they let you export any results and edit / remove query results. Worth a try!
    – NGix
    Commented Aug 7, 2015 at 13:23
  • @NSjonas I updated my answer, the easiest way is to use a bookmark, it's just one click.
    – NGix
    Commented Dec 12, 2016 at 10:35
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    @NSjonas Superuseful! Is this the one? chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/sdfc-dev-console-data-exp/… Commented Jul 28, 2017 at 10:54
  • Somehow the 'bookmark' variant doesn't work for me because dev console opens in another window and it seems 'bookmark' runs in the main chrome tab from which dev console originated :?
    – zaitsman
    Commented Mar 4, 2020 at 23:29

I have a quick and dirty solution :()

First open a console and query some records. Then open a FireBug window (F12, i hope you have it). Select the query results table with a firebug's select arrow. You need to turn off the css styles -moz-user-select: none for the <div id="gridview-1182" to be able to select the result text. Then select all results just with a mouse, copy and paste it to Excel. Works great for me!

Step 1: activate user select

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Step 2: select results

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Step 3: copy & paste it to excel

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    Just to add I just tried this with the "Overall Code Coverage" table and it works there also =]
    – Girbot
    Commented Jun 23, 2015 at 9:51
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    I like this dirty solution as I could not use workbench due to some firewall stuff.
    – unidha
    Commented Mar 10, 2016 at 3:32
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    I just did something similar from Chrome, without FireBug. After executing my query, I opened the Developer Console, found the main <table> that all the data was in, and copied it to a new HTML file. From there, I had an unformatted HTML table that I could easily copy into Excel 🙂 Commented Jul 13, 2022 at 14:01
  • Works as expected, someone still struggling can follow the inspect element till where @Sergej has mentioned, and once there, simply remove x-unselectable and you should be able to select all the text! Something like: <div id="gridview-1506" class="x-grid-view x-fit-item x-grid-view-default" style="overflow: auto; margin: 0px; width: 1914px; height: 611px;" tabindex="-1"> Commented Feb 22, 2023 at 13:42

Download the SDFC Dev Console Data Exporter Chrome's extension to get the data in CSV format.

  • The link is for the chrome extension. There is not that should be copied from there!
    – m Peixoto
    Commented Apr 5, 2019 at 12:03
  • This solutions is awesome because it includes the headers and is extremely easy to use. Commented Nov 22, 2020 at 11:22
  • @mPeixoto, download in csv and copy from there. and mostly people really want data export which is not supported in developer console.
    – PAS
    Commented Oct 4, 2022 at 0:03

Here is a simple way:

  1. Run your query in query builder.
  2. Hit F-12 and click on any row of the query builder's result.
  3. In developer console switch from tr to table.
  4. Copy table's html and paste into notepad.
  5. save notepad as html and open it in a browser.
  6. you can easily copy your desired rows or whole result set from here.

I found a tool which I use for just exports from console. It's kind of free browser IDE called aside.io where you can actually export in csv format, bulk delete or do other things with queries.

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For me it's much better than custom scripts. Disclaimer: I'm not associated with aside.io in any ways.


What you are looking for is dataloader.io you can select your object, columns and make a custom select query, then export all to CSV.


I see a few others have mentioned external tools. I help make the FuseIT SFDC Explorer, which is free from my current previous employer.

With it you can export the results to CSV or directly to the clipboard.

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  • looks great, why it's note widely used?
    – PAS
    Commented Oct 4, 2022 at 0:02
  • @PAS One limitation is that it is Windows only and requires a client side executable. For some people that is fine, for others it is a blocker. Commented Oct 4, 2022 at 19:26
  • can you convert it as VS Code extension? I bet you will get lot more downloads that way.
    – PAS
    Commented Nov 28, 2022 at 15:22

Another approach is to use the Execute Anonymous Window. Especially useful if a straightforward query doesn't refine your data enough. Here's trivial example finding contacts from a phone area then filtering account names less than 11 characters long.

Note the extra comma before the first field to separate the debug info from the other fields. Also, Excel treats some numeric text as numbers and can corrupt them. Prefix with a letter to avoid this.

Contact[] queriedObjects = [Select ID, Name, Account.Name, MobilePhone, Phone 
FROM Contact WHERE Phone LIKE '0161%'  ORDER BY lastname];
Integer Count =0;
String strTest;
for (Contact e : queriedObjects) {
    strTest = e.Name;
    if (strTest.length() <= 10){
        Count += 1;
        system.debug(','+e.Name + ', T'+ e.Phone + ', '+e.Account.Name);

Execute the code; Download the debug log to text; In notepad, remove unwanted debug lines before and after the actual desired field values; Save as csv and open in Excel; Remove the first column (the debug statements).

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