How to export a recipe as a csv to a USB or SD card


Within this post, we demonstrate how to export data within your “Recipe Database” to an external storage device in the form of a .csv file.

Software Version:

EasyBuilder Pro


  1. In the “Data/History” tab go to “Import/Export”:

  2. Select “New” at the bottom of the window. Note that this window is where we will see all existing “Import/Export” objects.

  3. In this window, make sure the “Type” is set to “Recipe Database”, and the correct recipe is selected within the “Recipe” drop-down list. Within this example, we’ll set the “Control Address” to LW-0 and the “File Name Address” to LW-3. Make sure the “Include Folder Path” button has been checked:

  4. Create a “File Browser” object. This object isn’t necessary for file export, but rather a way to display files that have been added to our external storage device:

  5. Within this example, we’ll configure the Full (folder+file name) address within the “File Browser Object” to LW-3. However, this address should match the “File Name Address” configured within step 3:

  6. Click “Ok” when finished.

  7. Within the “Object” tab click “ASCII”. Within this step, we’ll create an object that will allow you to enter a file name:

  8. Configure the “address” of the ASCII object to LW-3 or the address that was used within step 3. Ensure that this object is configured to display 20 characters or 10 words:
    Note: Within this post, we demonstrate how to modify the character length of an ASCII object.

  9. Next, click on “Set Word” within the “Object” tab:

  10. Configure, the “address” to LW-0 or the address used as the “Control address” in step 3. Set the “Style” to “Object Control Command”. Then, set the “Object Type” to “Import Export - Recipe Database” and the “Command” to “Export”:

  11. Now, you can export a recipe as a .csv file by appending “.csv” to the end of the name you configure during runtime:
    Note: After entering a file name, be sure to hit the “Enter” key.