Use this format to export data to Microsoft Excel 2007+ workbook (xlsx). The output file(s) can be opened in many applications like Microsoft Excel, LibreOffice Calc, Apache OpenOffice Calc etc. This format is the most configurable format comparing to other Excel output formats in Database Tour.

This is a binary format. The export process is performed by Database Tour export engine with direct file access and therefore is very fast.

You can export data to Excel (XLSX) format either from Database Tour GUI or from the command line.

When exporting data from GUI, switch to Excel (XLSX) page of the Export dialog. If this page is not visible, click Favorite Export Formats button in the top-right corner of the window and make sure the corresponding format is selected.

Exporting Data to Excel Workbook

Format Specific Options

File - when exporting data from a table or SQL query, or when exporting data from a group of tables (multi-table export), specify a file name to export data to. In case of multi-table exporting, all tables will be outputted to one target file, each table on a separate Excel sheet.
Folder - when exporting data from a group of tables (multi-table export), specify a folder name to export data to. Each table will be exported to a separate file in the specified folder; file names can be specified in Table Mappings.

Use raw data - specify either to use the raw data from the source or prepare them for proper use in Excel. Using raw data can slightly speed up the exporting process, but it can produce erroneous output when some characters, not valid in Excel or XML (internally, XLSX format is based on XML), are present in the source data.
Add autofilter - specify either to add auto-filter for all columns in the target Excel document.
Rows per sheet - specify how many rows should contain an Excel sheet. If the number of passed rows in exporting procedure reaches this value, a new sheet is automatically created and the data output is continued into the new sheet.
Include MEMO fields - specify either to include contents of MEMO / CLOB fields in target or not; in the latter case, a constant describing the field type will be used instead of the field contents.
Include column names - specify either to include the column names in target or not.
Include images - specify either to include the graphics from BLOB fields in target or not.
Trim trailing spaces - specify either to trim trailing spaces and control characters in target or not. Applicable for char and varchar data only. Using this option allows to remove useless data and thus reduce the output volume, improve the target look for some destination formats etc.
Alternate row color - specify background color for every second row. The color must be specified in hexadecimal form, which is made up of sharp symbol (#), followed by three hex numbers, rr, gg, bb, that give values for red, green and blue, respectively; for example, #FF0000 represents red. If you don't want to highlight every second row, leave this field blank.

Export mode

Specify export mode:


Target is created and filled with incoming rows; if target already exists, it is overwritten.


Blank target (using appropriate structure) is created; if target already exists, it is overwritten.

Note: For multi-table exporting, the value can be overridden for each individual table in Table mappings section.

Record range

Specify range of source records to be exported:

Full table - all records are exported.
Selected records only - only selected records are exported. To select rows, click the corresponding button and then select needed rows using Shift, Ctrl and arrow keys.
From current record to the last one - all data between current and the last records are exported.

Limit the record count to - specify a maximum number of records to be exported. If this option is not specified or it is less then 1, all records from the specified record range will be exported. If you want just create a file (table) without data exporting, use the corresponding Export mode instead.

Column range

Specify range of source columns to be exported:

All columns - all columns (including columns, which were temporary hidden by user) are exported.
Selected column only - only selected (current) column is exported.
Visible columns - only visible columns are exported.

Source records per target row

Specify a number of records from source database to be placed into one line of the target file. For example, if you specify 2, the source data will be placed to the target in the following way:

Source Target
Col1 Col2   Col1 Col2 Col1 Col2
cell1 cell2 cell1 cell2 cell3 cell4
cell3 cell4   cell5 cell6 cell7 cell8
cell5 cell6          
cell7 cell8          

This option is useful when source have a small count of columns and a large count of rows. Using it, you can fill target area more optimally.

Other options

Ask before overwrite or empty existing target - specify either to ask the user to overwrite existing target for REPLACE+INSERT and CREATE_OR_REPLACE export modes.

See also

Excel (XLS) Export Format

Excel (XML-based) Export Format

Excel (OLE) Export Format

Command Line Usage

Table and Field Mappings