Did you know you can export the information on your Dashboard in various formats?
From the Listing Level View and Ranking tabs, the default is XLSX, while the Supply always downloads in CSV. But in the corner of some of the other graphs under Rate and Demand (and also under Reviews), you will find an icon with options for downloading depending on the output you need or prefer.
Here is a quick summary of each format you will find, ranging from most common to most complex:
XLSX (Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet)
- Exporting this way will create a spreadsheet that is editable and viewable in Excel.
- This makes the data easy to re-group, combine, and re-format.
- Need Microsoft Office installed on your computer to open.
- Files saved in Excel cannot be opened or edited by text editors.
- Apart from text, data can also be stored in form of charts and graphs.
CSV (Comma Separated Value)
- Most compact format from all the formats of a file.
- Delimiting text separated by comma, organized categorically.
- Can open as spreadsheet (excel) or in other programs (notepad)
- CSV files are commonly used for data exchange between platforms, making the data “raw” again so it can be processed by different applications.
- Flexible, straightforward data structure.
- CSV cannot be used where the data is complex and unstructured, then only JSON is the better option to work with complex data...
- Open with a text app, such as notepad.
- For storing and exchanging the data.
- Lots of scalability in terms of adding and editing content.
- Can easily plug into other programs and API.
- Supports hierarchical data.
JPG (Joint Photographic Experts Group)
- Takes up very little storage space, and is quick to upload or download.
- JPGs can support millions of colors, so this file type is ideal for real-life images, like photographs.
- The JPG is “lossy” - which means that when the data is compressed, unnecessary information is deleted from the file permanently. That means that some quality will be lost or compromised when any file is converted to a JPG.
- The size of the file and image quality which are directly proportional.
- Think of JPG as the default file format for uploading pictures to the web, unless they need transparency, have text in them, or are animated.
PNG (Portable Network Graphics)
- Good choice for storing line drawings, text, and complex graphics at a small file size
- PNGs are most often used for static images, like a JPG would, however they can support animation and transparency.
- PNG is lossless, so you do not lose any data during compression, and they’re ideal for detailed graphics, or when you’re working with files that are still being edited.
GIF (Graphics Interchange Format)
- GIFs are “lossless” - meaning that a GIF retains all the data contained in the file, but they are smaller than JPGs, specifically because they only accommodate up to 256 indexed colors.
- GIF was intended for small, simple graphic icons, but with one important caveat - they can be animated.
SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics)
- SVG image remains crisp and clear at any resolution or size.
- SVG is a lossless file format like GIF and PNG, but they tend to be fairly large files when compared with other formats for the web.
- SVG is drawn from mathematically declared shapes and curves, not pixels.
- SVG can be animated, support transparency, and any combinations of colors or gradients.
- SVG is ideal for high quality images and can be scaled to ANY size.
PDF (Portable Document Format)
- Document file, opens in Adobe, and export contains the Transparent source url
- Encapsulates the complete description of a flat document with a fixed layout. This includes the text, graphics, fonts as well as other information that is needed for the display of the contents of the file.
- Preserves the original layout of any document but also leaves the different parts of the document open to editing, unlike JPG.
PRINT: directly prints the image to the configured printer
Keep in mind that the exports will include the selected filters except from the Supply. Reach out to us if you want a more thorough explanation of different download formats and their capabilities!