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Export Long Text Area using DataLoader?

Hi - is it possible to export a field that is of type "Long Text Area" into a CSV using the Apex Data Loader? I tried that and it seems like Apex Data Loader is not exporting the field. I know we can't filter on a Long Text Area using the WHERE clause, but is there anywhere in the documentation that says it is possible? Thanks for the help.


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It's actually possible.

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I think, Exporting longtext field using dataloader is not possible.


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It's actually possible.

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It is possible but it is giving me data with brackets such as "p><span style="font-family: Arial; background-color: white; ">   <span class="apple-converted-space"> </span></span><br><strong><span style="font-family: Arial; background-color: white; ">Martketing Team: </span></strong><span style="font-family: Arial; background-color: white; ">During my trip.......". How to extract data with out these?

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Hi Jo Jo force. You said it is possible, but how would you do it? Long Text Area fields do not seem to appear in the fields list for export in Apex DataLoader.