Export table


Export an Orange Textable table in a text file in order to later import it in another program (e.g. spreadsheet software).


Some text has been imported in Orange Textable (see Cookbook: Text input) and possibly further processed (see Cookbook: Segmentation manipulation). A table has been created by means of one of Orange Textable’s table construction widgets (see Cookbook: Text analysis).


Widget Convert
Icon convert_icon
Quantity 1


Export table with an instance of Convert

Figure 1: Export table with an instance of Convert

  1. Create an instance of Convert on the canvas.
  2. Drag and drop from the output connection (righthand side) of the widget instance that has been used to build a table (e.g. Context) to the Convert widget instance’s input connection (lefthand side).
  3. Open the Convert instance’s interface by double-clicking on its icon on the canvas.
  4. Select the desired encoding for the exported data (e.g. utf8).
  5. Click the Export to file button to open the file selection dialog.
  6. Select the location you want to export your file to and close the file selection dialog by clicking on Ok.


  • If you rather want to copy the text content in order to later paste it in another program, click on Copy to clipboard; note that in this case, the encoding is by default utf8 and cannot be changed.
  • The default column delimiter is \t but this can be modified to either comma (,) or semi-colon (;) by ticking the Advanced settings checkbox in the Convert instance’s interface, then selecting the desired delimiter in the Column delimiter drop-down menu (Export section).