This article explains how to change the List name and View name seen in SharePoint "export to excel".

It can be done using followings steps:

  • Create a simple list and hit export to excel to create owssvr.iqy file
  • Open that .iqy file in notepad
  • Collect that list' GUID and View GUID from SharePoint Designer, so that it can be change to point to desire list


                                    How to find out GUID

  • Change list GUID and view Guid in notepad

 

.iqy file will contain below code where yellow part need to be replaced with new GUID:

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 https://mycomp.sharepoint.com/sites/RND/_vti_bin/owssvr.dll?XMLDATA=1&List={577F5EF1-DA61-4BAD-B912-E16CEFD72AE2}
 &View={05CF5C6B-92F0-4681-BC4A-F60E2646A41D}&RowLimit=0&RootFolder=%2fsites%2fRND%2fReports%20List
 Selection={9CC32EE5-7C16-49EE-9BA1-136C1ADBEBEF}-{2D172036-F4BF-459D-BBAB-4FEE3310511D}
 EditWebPage=
 Formatting=None
 PreFormattedTextToColumns=True
 ConsecutiveDelimitersAsOne=True
 SingleBlockTextImport=False
 DisableDateRecognition=False
 DisableRedirections=False
 SharePointApplication=https://mycomp.sharepoint.com/sites/RND/_vti_bin
 SharePointListView={05CF5C6B-92F0-4681-BC4A-F60E2646A41D}
 SharePointListName={577F5EF1-DA61-4BAD-B912-E16CEFD72AE2}
 RootFolder=/sites/RND/Reports List