Export Findings or Assets

You can export data from the Findings and Assets workbenches to CSV or JSON. You can customize, schedule, email, password-protect, and set your exports to age out. While these workbenches contain different data, the basic export process is the same.

To export findings or assets:

  1. In the upper-left corner, click the Menu button.

    The left navigation plane appears.

  2. In the left navigation plane, under Explore, do one of the following:

    • To export your organization's scanned vulnerability findings, click Findings.

      The Findings workbench appears.

    • To export your organization's scanned assets, click Assets.

      The Assets workbench appears.

  3. On either workbench, refine the displayed data, as described in Use Filters.

    Note: On the Findings workbench, when using the Group By filter to group findings, you can only export five findings at a time.

  4. Select the check box or check boxes next to the findings or assets to export.

    Note: You can manually select up to 200 findings or assets. Otherwise, you must select them all.

    Tip: Select the check box at the top of the list to select all findings or assets.

  5. In the action bar, click Export.

    The Export plane appears. It contains the following options:

    Option Description


    Type a custom name for your export.

    Select an export format:

    • CSV – A CSV file that you can open in a spreadsheet application such as Microsoft Excel.

      Note: For findings exports, Tenable Vulnerability Management automatically trims cells longer than 32,000 characters so they appear correctly in Microsoft Excel. Select Untruncated Data to disable this.

      Note: If your export file contains a cell that starts with any of the following characters (=, +, -, @), Tenable Vulnerability Management adds a single quote (') at the beginning of the cell. For more information, see the Knowledge Base.
    • JSON – A JSON file containing a nested list of findings, with no empty fields.


    Select the fields to include:

    • Under Select Field Set, search for or select the fields to add to your export.

    • To view only selected fields, click View Selected.

    • In the Expiration box, type the number of days before the export file ages out.


    Turn on the Schedule toggle to schedule your export:

    1. In the Start Date and Time section, choose the date and time for the export.
    2. In the Time Zone drop-down, choose a time zone.
    3. In the Repeat drop-down, choose the cadence on which you want the export to repeat (for example, daily).
    4. In the Repeat Ends drop-down, choose the date when exports end. If you select Never, the export repeats until you modify or delete it.
    Email Notifications

    Turn on the Email Notification toggle to send email notifications:

    1. In the Add Recipients box, type the emails to notify.
    2. In the Password box, type a password for the export file. Share this password with the recipients so they can download the export file.
  6. Click Export.

    Depending on its size, the export file may take several minutes to process. When processing completes, Tenable Vulnerability Management downloads the file to your computer.

    Tip: If you close the Export plane before the download completes, you can access the export file in Settings > Exports.