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2228906 - HOW TO: Save Excel Files to CSV


HOW TO: Save Excel Files to CSV


  • Platform
  • Import Files


  1. Export the CSV file from SF Admin Tools
  2. Save the file to your desktop
  3. Open Excel, DO NOT OPEN FILE!!!
  4. Create a new blank workbook
  5. Click ‘Data’
  6. Hover over ‘Import External Data’
  7. Click ‘Import Data’. You want to import from a text file. Your‘Text Import Wizard’ may appear in some versions of excel.
  8. Verify that the ‘Delimited’ radio button is selected then click ‘Next’
  9.  Put a check mark in the box to the left of  ‘Comma’, since the delimiter in your file are commas.
  10. Click ‘Next’
  11. The first column should already be highlighted as seen in the example to the right (If it is not highlighted then click once on the column header labeled ‘General’ over the first column.)
  12. Using the horizontal scroll bar at the bottom, scroll all the way to the right.
  13.  Hold down the ‘Shift’ key and click the last column header.
    This should highlight all columns
  14. Click the ‘Text’ radio button
    You should immediately see all column headers change to ‘Text’
  15. Click ‘Finish’
  16. Click ‘OK’
  17. Now you are able to make edits to the file
  18. When you have completed all updates you must save the file as a .CSV (Comma Separated Value) Refer to the next screenshot for a reference on how this is done:


  • User Data File
  • CSV
  • Comma Delimited Files
  • Excel
  • Import Files
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