Exporting Pivot Tables to Excel

Applicable to Sisense on Microsoft Windows

You can export your pivot tables to Microsoft® Excel (XLSX). When you export a pivot table to Excel, the data that is exported is the data that is displayed in your widget.

Exporting to Excel maintains your pivot’s layout and structure, and values such as sub-totals, which are not maintained when you export a pivot table to CSV.

The example below shows a pivot table exported to Excel versus CSV:

Note: Up to 1 million cells can be exported.



To export a widget to Excel:

Exporting to Excel via the REST API

In addition to exporting to Excel via the Sisense Web Application, you can export binary content via the Sisense REST API through the POST /engine/excelExport endpoint. You can then convert this content to an Excel file (.xlsx).

Note: This endpoint is not available from Sisense’s interactive REST API. For more information about the endpoint, see the POST /engine/excelExport in Version 1.0 of the REST API.


To successfully export pivot tables, split large pivot table with many columns to separate smaller pivot tables.