Idea

Export Mind Map as Hierarchy in CSV


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Currently, when exporting a Mind Map to CSV, Miro generates a flat list. I want to export my Mind Map as a hierchy so that I can load the data into a spreadsheet or Word doc to make other notations or edits. 

 

Here’s an example. 

My simple Mind Map:
 

 

Exports to CSV as a Flat list, even worse, there doesn’t seem to be an order to the items in the list. 

 

I want Miro to export my Mind Map as a table that shows the hierarchy of the map, as shown below: 
 

 


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Agree a better export for mind maps really is needed ASAP.

 

It's been 1 year since this feature was requested, please hear us out Miro team! Such an powerful tool without the possibility to harness structured data inside it.

Please fix this. LucidChart offers this functionality by default.

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Today August 28th 2021 this idea has collected 138 upvotes, it would be great to get some indication from Miro whether the download of MindMaps is going to be improved soon. 

There are some in this thread that clearly state they are not subscribing because not being able to download the results in a meaningful way breaks the flow and with that the benefit of using Miro. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhiCFdWeQfA 

P.S. Thanks @Bruce McPherson for the workaround above. 

 

Until they actually fix this, if you must use the mind map you can prepend a number to each of the entries in the mind map indicating the branch and position.  each entry at the first level get 1,2,3...N and each entry at the next level gets 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, etc. and so on throughout the map.

Export and then sort.

Brutal but effective.


Great idea, at least the work done in Miro is not lost, at this point any tricky solution would do. Too bad I did not check this list of comment before starting building the mind-map

 

Until they actually fix this, if you must use the mind map you can prepend a number to each of the entries in the mind map indicating the branch and position.  each entry at the first level get 1,2,3...N and each entry at the next level gets 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, etc. and so on throughout the map.

Export and then sort.

Brutal but effective.

We are looking to possibly convert from MindMeisterto Miro. But the only thing stopping us is not being able to export a mindmap to a word doc. Are there any updates from Miro about considering this feature????

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For IA purposes, being able to do this would really be fabulous!

Indeed, when using with Optimal Workshop, it makes tree-testing so much easier if you can import a CSV with each item in their own row corresponding to the parent column.

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We need this to Integrate with Asana so we can make it actionable.

Evaluating mindmapping software and this has put the brakes on for me. MindMup Free does this, which we want to migrate from, but without this function this is a non-starter.

 

The mindmapping tool already feels great, very intuitive. But without the ablity to export in a hierarchical structure it remains useless, at least for me. A mindmap is a powerful tool to accumulate complex data. But I can’t go on from there. I need a list, structured CSV, outline… ANYTHING! Have a look at mindmup 2.0.

My colleagues and I have the same need. Please provide a useful export function, better sooner than later.

I have the same need as you guys, just placing a comment here to add momentum to this request.

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Currently, when exporting a Mind Map to CSV, Miro generates a flat list. I want to export my Mind Map as a hierchy so that I can load the data into a spreadsheet or Word doc to make other notations or edits. 

 

Here’s an example. 

My simple Mind Map:
 

 

Exports to CSV as a Flat list, even worse, there doesn’t seem to be an order to the items in the list. 

 

I want Miro to export my Mind Map as a table that shows the hierarchy of the map, as shown below: 
 

 


I think it would be a huge step forward to have the output be at least in parent node list order from the filled template example-

 

Miro Filled Template example

 

CSV output:

 

Existing Output

 

What I would hope as a minimum the output could be structured more like the below, not perfect, but then the order of items in a node(Parent) and the items(children) under a node could be kept then you can manually c/p a node and its children and keep the orders of the parents and children.

Just using the LHS of the map, Bold are "Parent Nodes" child nodes not in bold.

Better Output, not perfect or ideal, but better than existing

 

 

 

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Now that this has more than 40 votes is it now in the backlog?

This is really needed! I did a mind map ahead of a big project I am on, the map is done and has got a bit unruly due to amount of nodes. I wanted to export it to excel, and produce a clean pivot table, which I could then easily scroll down to work through my requirements. 

Either I’ll now need to manually copy and paste, or re-do the work.

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working remotely with a mindmap and interview my colleagues it really nice as they can log in to see what I typing and could correct if I missed something. 

After 5 weeks of interviews mapping out how I see the org from a collaboration point of view then, I need to work on data collected. 

Exporting mindmap is a joke! CVS is one line not in nodes, I cannot even export it to HTML or plain text, I cannot convert to another Mindmap as copy-paste is not possible outside Miro.  

In my horror, I went back to my flow chart, where I mapped out all the processes used, to find out, I could not export that either! 

Sorry Miro, this app needs some serious thought before it is used professionally, now it a sales gimmick until a user opens it. 
 

If this feature isn’t added, then I’m cancelling my subscription. Plain and simple. 

 

note/add.. Maybe besides CSV Miro could support a XML-based export ?

Or … but maybe a “bridge to far” (so ignore when not feasible): API's ?

Me too! same wish: hiarchical structure of CSV or any other solution where export/ CSV file from Miro and import in other envrionment/tool it is possible to recreate the Hierarchical structure/dependicies/relationships between all nodes/topics presented in the Miro board/visual.

PS: not only for “Miro mind maps” but also for all/many other bards/visuals.

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Tell me how to upvote it and I will, too. A decent export of text in the hierarchical form originally designed would be awesome. I do recall seeing and using other products that handled this nicely. It would be beneficial to me in multiple ways, such as creating lists of links or going directly to outlines for documents and slides.

Got into the same trap. Since Miro is promoted stronger at our company, people start to avoid “unofficial” apps by the company rules and find out too late, they picked the wrong tool for their purpose. But I have hope MIRO will improve.

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I read somewhere there is a threshold of 40 votes for Miro product management to take a suggestion seriously. Who are the next 4? Please vote this up. For me, the power of Mindmaps really starts when you are able to export them without losing their structure. 

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Exporting mindmap to CSV was a total  waste of time. As a minimum viable, it should put in in the hierarchical order so it is of any use to people. I am not even sure why any developer would add such feature to Miro if it can’t do the very basic that makes this feature useful. It took me more time to sort the list in Excel than it took me to create the mind-map in the first place. Unfortunately I had no choice but it stops me from using Miro being frank!

yes, indeed, this feature would help me create epic and story structures for jira in advance of big projects: I would love to have a nice tool to do that outside of jira as long as I am in the discovery phase with my clients and implementation has not started, yet.

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