With Google sheets one can save a (single) tab from the sheet as csv by adding ?format.csv to the document url. Is there a similar way for sharepoint lists?


As a short answer: No.

There is no such parameter to export a list or Library to Excel / CSV from URL.

Behind clicking on Export List to Excel from the above ribbon, you will get a URL like

http://your site /_vti_bin/owssvr.dll?CS=109&Using=_layouts/query.iqy&List={638D72C3-264C-4797-9812-67544942EFEB}

This link requires at least the List ID, and when you browse this URL in IE browser, a file with *.iqy extension will be downloaded as shown below.

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This file can be opened by Excel after converting its contents to a table as shown below.

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In fact, I don't think this URL will be helpful by any means like google sheet.

Therefore, the simplest way is using Export to Excel, then open the exported file with Excel and finally, save it as CSV.

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