I checked previous questions that could be related with this question but none of them gave me an answer.

I need to know how to export attribute table that has many rows inside. I have over 2.5 million rows in the attribute table and I cannot export it to excel or as .txt format.

After exporting that data, I will work on it with Microsoft Access Software.

If there is a way to do it, please someone explain it.

  • Have you tries to save your table as CSV file?
    – ahmadhanb
    Commented Nov 22, 2016 at 12:33
  • What is the problem with .txt?
    – user30184
    Commented Nov 22, 2016 at 12:41
  • @ahmadhanb it doesn't work either.
    – Icarus
    Commented Nov 22, 2016 at 12:42
  • @user30184 I don't know. I selected all features and try to export it as .txt file. However, it gives error.
    – Icarus
    Commented Nov 22, 2016 at 12:43
  • @Icarus - Can you please edit your question to include the error message? =)
    – Joseph
    Commented Nov 22, 2016 at 13:12

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As I mentioned in my comment, you can export your attribute table to a CSV file format which can handle big files. To export the attribute table, right-click the layer in the table of content -> Save as -> choose Comma Separated File (CSV) from Format drop-down list:

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