# Export to CSV

# Overview

The plugin allows you to export data from Handsontable into a CSV file.

# Live examples

# Export to file

    # Export as a JavaScript Blob object

    Open a console in browser developer tools to see the result for the below example.

      # Export as a string

      Open a console in browser developer tools to see the result for the below example.

        # Available methods

        The plugin exposes the following methods to export data.

        All of them accept the same arguments:

        # format String

        This is required to prepare a predefined settings object. We currently allow for only 'csv' to be used.

        # options Object

        This is an optional argument. It contains a set of supported options and extends the predefined CSV configuration. For the complete list of options that you can use, see available options.

        # Available options in the export configuration

        Below you can find all supported options:

        # bom Boolean

        Allows you to export data with a BOM signature.

        Please note: This property will prepend content with the UTF-16BE BOM signature (FE FF). The browser will convert the signature to the UTF-8 value (EF BB BF) automatically.

        You can use this property in all of the available methods.

        Default value: true

        # columnDelimiter String

        Allows you to define the columns delimiter.

        You can use this property in all of the available methods.

        Default value: ','

        # columnHeaders Boolean

        When set to true, includes column headers in the exported data.

        You can use this property in all of the available methods.

        The columnHeaders option doesn't support the NestedHeaders plugin.

        Default value: false

        # exportHiddenColumns Boolean

        Allows you to export data from hidden columns.

        You can use this property in all of the available methods.

        Default value: false

        # exportHiddenRows Boolean

        Allows you to export data from hidden rows.

        You can use this property in all of the available methods.

        Default value: false

        # fileExtension String

        Allows you to define the file extension.

        You can use this property in the downloadFile method.

        Default value: 'csv'

        # filename String

        Allows you to define the file name.

        You can use predefined placeholders, which will be replaced by the date.

        You can use this property in the downloadFile method.

        Default value: 'Handsontable [YYYY]-[MM]-[DD]'

        # mimeType String

        Allows you to define the MIME type.

        You can use this property in the downloadFile and exportAsBlob methods.

        Default value: 'text/csv'

        # range Array

        Allows you to define a range of dataset to export. It's represented by an array of numeric, visual indexes [startRow, startColumn, endRow, endColumn].

        You can use this property in all of the available methods.

        Default value: 'text/csv'

        # rowDelimiter String

        Allows you to define rows delimiter.

        You can use this property in all of the available methods.

        Default value: '\r\n'

        # rowHeaders Boolean

        Allows you to export data with their row header.

        You can use this property in all of the available methods.

        Default value: false