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Easily export Trello boards, cards, and more

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Dan Ivory
12th May, 2021
2 min read
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A headshot of Dan Ivory
Dan Ivory
12th May, 2021
2 min read

Exporting Trello boards and cards is a breeze with Board Export for Trello. Take control of your Trello data today!

Why export data from Trello?

Most of the time you’re happy to use Trello inside Trello. However there are occasions when you might want to export your Trello data and information to another format.
Such as:
  • Further analysis in an Excel/ Google Sheets spreadsheet
  • Importing Trello data into another system (eg a CRM system)
  • Keeping a second copy of your Trello board in order to gain peace of mind against Trello “disappearing” or going offline.
  • Sharing your Trello board/data with other stakeholders who are not using Trello
  • and more!
Whatever your need is, we can help you quickly and easily get your data out of Trello.

What formats can you export Trello to?

Some formats are better suited than others depending on the situation. To help you find the right export method for your needs, here is a breakdown of the export formats you can use currently:
  • Excel - For use in Microsoft Excel
  • CSV - For use in other spreadsheet tools eg Apple’s Numbers, or for entering into another application
  • PDF - a popular and print-ready visual format with rich features
  • Image (eg .png or .jpeg) - a standard image file
  • JSON - often used for development purposes or for inputting data into another system.

How to export data from Trello

What tool to use?

To export data to CSV or JSON from Trello, you can use Trello’s built-in export functionality. However, this is limited to those with premium Trello accounts (Business Class and above).
If you are not on Business Class or need a more powerful export tool, then we’d recommend our Power-Up Board Export for Trello.
Board Export allows you to export to
  • CSV
  • Excel
  • PDF
  • Image (.png)
It also supports nearly all Trello fields, including:
  • Spreadsheet as CSV and Excel (xlsx) - includes card ID, name, description, list name, members, labels, due date, URL, address (map), attachments, all custom fields, checklists and advanced checklists (including due dates and assigned members), comments, activity logs, checklist items total, checklist items completed, votes, last activity date, list ID, board ID and board name.
A Trello board exported to an Excel spreadsheet
  • PDF - includes card name, description, list name, members, labels, due date, checklists and advanced checklists (including due dates and assigned members) and comments.
A PDF export of a Trello card, including a checklist, labels, members, and the due date
  • Image as PNG - includes card names and lists.
A Trello board exported as a PNG image

Customise your Trello export

Another notable feature is the ability to pre-select what fields you’d like to export prior to starting the export. This will save you a lot of time removing data you do not need/care about.

Take a look at this gif to see this in action
A gif showing how to export Trello boards with the Board Export Power-Up
A screenshot of the Board Export window with options for export types
This is where you can select the export type and what fields to export

How to export using Board Export for Trello

1. Head to the Board Export product page on the Trello Marketplace. Enable Board Export Power-Up for your board by clicking the green “Add Power-Up” button, then authorise it to work on your board and ensure you have a valid license.
A screenshot of the Board Export product page on the Trello marketplace
2. Next, open Board Export by clicking on the board button at the top of your board.
A screenshot of a Trello board with an arrow pointing to the Board Export button
3. Then select the lists you wish to export.
A screenshot showing potential Trello lists to export
4. Choose the type of export you want to use (Excel, CSV, PDF or image).
A screenshot showing the filetype options when exporting a Trello board
5. Now you can select the fields you want to export or not.
A screenshot of the different fields that can be included when exporting a Trello board
6. Finally, press “Export”.
A close-up of the Export button in the Board Export for Trello Power-Up
7. Then open your export file from your downloads folder.
It's as easy as that! You now have your Trello data in a different format, ready for use in any way you like!

Get Started

If you’re new to Board Export, you can add it to your Trello board via the link below and start a 14-day free trial.
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Dan Ivory
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Dan is a Product Manager at Kolekti and is based in the UK. He's passionate about creating apps that boost collaborative work management in Trello and

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