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Exporting

You can export your model/s out of Causal into a variety of formats and file types. This is useful for a variety of situations, for example:
  • Sharing your model with people outside of Causal
  • For using the model data or outputs in systems outside of Causal
  • Saving a local or offline copy of your model
Find the Export button in the top-right of the spreadsheet workspace

How to Export

  1. 1.
    Hit the Export button in the top right of the spreadsheet workspace (see screenshot above), then hit the + to create a new export
  2. 2.
    Give the export a Name
  3. 3.
    Choose the Format
    • Raw Values format is a useful format for inputting into another system for further manipulation, or creating pivot tables from.
    • Formatted Values format is organized like your Causal model, with time as columns and variables as rows
  4. 4.
    Choose the Version (current version or select a Named Version)
  5. 5.
    Choose whether you want to export all values, or filter the values via a View (you'll need to exit the export modal if you need to create a View).
    • Views allow you to filter for specific variables, scenarios, time periods, categories.
  6. 6.
    Choose whether to export linked models or just the current model.
    • If you choose to include linked models, you can either choose all (which will automatically include any future linked models), or you can customise which linked models you wish to export.
  7. 7.
    You can also toggle which columns you wish to export (this is only for the Raw Values format).
  8. 8.
    Choose whether the export is downloaded or synced to an external system (coming soon).
    • If it is downloaded, choose the file format (.csv or .xlsx)
      • Formatted Values only available as .xlsx).
    • Coming soon: External Syncs (Google Sheets, Snowflake and Webhook).
Pro-tip: Once you've created an Export you're happy with, you don't have to re-create the same format/configurable options each time, just click Generate next time you want to re-run it.