How to Export Picklist Values in Salesforce?

Export Picklist Values

For admin or developer, if there is a requirement to Export “Active or Inactive or both” picklist values for multiple fields of different type (either Picklist or Multi-Picklist) or to export multiple Picklist Value Set (Global Value Set).

Exporting Picklist Values in Salesforce for each field, is a tedious and time taking job. In case, if a developer has to export picklist values for 400 Picklist fields, developer would have to open each and every field and copy its values in XLS.

These type of work requests would take much more effort and time, but with Salesforce AppExchange’s Bulk Object Field Creator (BOFC) App user can export picklist values in few clicks.

Benefits of using BOFC to Export Picklist Values

  1. It can Export Picklist Values (Label & API name) for multiple “Picklist or Multi-Picklist” field for any Standard, Custom or Managed Object
  2. It can Export picklist values (Label & API name) for multiple Global Picklist (Value Set) in single click
  3. It can Export (Active or Inactive values) for Picklist, Multi-Picklist, or Global Picklist (Value Set)
  4. Simple Point & Click UI only.

To avail this feature, kindly make sure you have installed the latest version of the application. You can upgrade your package using either of two ways:

  1. In Salesforce, go to “BOFC Home > Settings > App Version > Click to Upgrade” — or —
  2. Refer the below button to quickly upgrade your package to the latest version and explore its complete benefits:

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Steps to Export Picklist Values in Salesforce with BOFC :

Step 1. Open the BOFC Home > Click “Export Picklist Values for multiple fields

Export Picklist Values for multiple fields

Step 2. It will open below screen

manage picklist and global picklist

User can export “Active or Inactive” picklist values for different type of metadata:

    • Picklist / Multi-select Picklist Fields
    • Picklist ValueSet or Global Value Set

Step 3. Select “Export Picklist” and select the type of picklist values to export (Active or Inactive or Both)

select the type of picklist values

Step 4. Select single or multiple objects for which picklist fields needs to be exported

Select single or multiple objects

Click on “Fetch All Picklist Field(s)” button.

Step 5. Select Single or Multiple Picklist or Multi-Picklist fields for which values needs to be exported

Select Single or Multiple Picklist

Finally we are ready with all the configuration and ready to initiate the process to Export.
Click on “Export Details” button.

Step 6. Once this blue button of “Export Details” is clicked, it will open a small section for Export Status.

Export Details

Just wait for few seconds for the processing to complete. Once the processing is completed, it will update the status to “Completed” and it will enable the “Download” link as highlighted in below image.

enable the "Download" link

Click on the “Download” link and it will export the XLS file with all the picklist values for the selected fields.


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