Data Export | Zoho Forms - User Guide

Data Export

If you are looking to export all your data collected using your forms from the cloud to your computer, you can use the Data Export option in Zoho Forms. 

To export your form data,

  1. In the top-right corner, click your profile picture to access the  Control Panel .
  2. Click  Data Export  under  Data Administration .

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  3. Click  New Export  in the top-right and choose the required form from the dropdown.
  4. You can choose to download the exported data as a password-protected file by selecting  Set password protection.

  5. Click  Export . You will receive an email notification when your form data is available for download. 
  6. To download the exported file, hover on the form name on the  Exported Forms  list and click the  download  icon. 

  7. In the pop-up, click the file that you wish to download. 
  8. To download all the exported record files as a Zip file, click  <form-name>.zip  in the top-right cor ner. Read more on how to read the downloaded files. 

  9. To delete the exported form data, click the icon.

Note :

  • The exported file will be available for download for 7 days from date of export after which it will be auto - deleted.
  • The download link for the exported file will no longer be valid once the file is deleted.
  • Only Super Admin can export the data.
  • Data Export is available only for paid plans. The number of exports would differ depending on the plan.

Number of exports allowed: Plan-wise
Plan Maximum exports allowed at a time Maximum exports allowed in a month
Basic  3 10
Standard 5 20
Professional 10 50
Premium 15 75
Zoho One 20 100

How to read the downloaded files

The following data will be exported as separate files:

  • Form records
  • Form attachments
  • Subform records
  • Subform's attachments

Form and Subform records are exported as  .csv  files, whereas attachments are exported as  Zip  files. 

Each record in the .csv file of the fetched form data will have a unique  Record Link ID  which must be used to map the form's data with the corresponding form attachments, Subform data, and Subform attachments.

Eg: To find the corresponding Subform entries to a Form entry, go to the .csv file of the form, copy the Record Link Id of the record, and search for the Record Link ID in the Subform's .csv file.


  • An exported .csv file of a form and its Subform(s) consists of a maximum of 100,000 records. Each time an exported .csv file exceeds this limit, a new .csv file will be created till all records are exported. 
  • An exported zip file of attachments consists of a maximum of 1 GB data. Each time an exported zip file exceeds this limit, a new zip file will be created until all attachments are exported. 

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