Extensions & Integrations

Pieces Export

Allows editors to export pieces data. Supports .csv, .tsv, and .xlsx as well as user defined formats.
> npm i @apostrophecms/piece-type-exporter

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Apostrophe Pieces Exporter

This module adds an optional export feature to all piece type modules in an Apostrophe project. This feature enables exporting published pieces of piece types where it is configured. Requires Apostrophe 3.

Installation

npm install @apostrophecms/piece-type-exporter

Use

Initialization

Configure @apostrophecms/piece-type-exporter and the form widgets in app.js.

require('apostrophe')({
  shortName: 'my-project',
  modules: {
    // The exporter module
    '@apostrophecms/piece-type-exporter': {},
    // A piece type that you want to make exportable
    'article': {
      options: {
        export: true
      }
    }
  }
});

The Pieces Exporter module improves all piece types in the site to add export functionality to them. To enable that functionality, you must add the export: true option on the appropriate piece type(s). The example above demonstrates doing this in the app.js file. More often it will be preferable to set this option in the module's index.js file.

// modules/article/index.js
module.exports = {
  extend: '@apostrophecms/piece-type',
  options: {
    label: 'Article',
    pluralLabel: 'Articles',
    export: true // 👈 Adding the export option.
  },
  // Other properties...
}

Additional options

omitFields

You can specify properties to omit from exported documents with this option. The export option on the exportable piece type becomes an object with an omitFields property. omitFields takes an array of field names to omit.

For example, if you wanted to exclude the archive field from the export, you would configure your piece like this:

// modules/article/index.js
module.exports = {
  extend: '@apostrophecms/piece-type',
  options: {
    label: 'Article',
    pluralLabel: 'Articles',
    export: {
      omitFields: [ 'archive' ]
    }
  },
  // Other properties...
}

expiration

By default, exported files are automatically deleted after one hour. You can change this time span by setting an expiration property on the export option. It should be set to an integer representing the number of milliseconds until expiration.

// modules/article/index.js
module.exports = {
  extend: '@apostrophecms/piece-type',
  options: {
    label: 'Article',
    pluralLabel: 'Articles',
    export: {
      // 👇 Set to expire after two hours. Tip: Writing as an expression can
      // help make it clearer to other people.
      expiration: 1000 * 60 * 120
    }
  },
  // Other properties...
}

Export areas as plain text with exportPlainText

By default, this module exports areas as rich text. You will receive simple HTML markup corresponding to any rich text widgets present in those areas.

If you prefer, you can set the exportPlainText: true option on an area schema field to export it as plain text. In this case, tags are stripped and entities are un-escaped.

// modules/article/index.js
module.exports = {
  extend: '@apostrophecms/piece-type',
  options: {
    label: 'Article',
    pluralLabel: 'Articles',
    export: true
  },
  fields: {
    add: {
      textArea: {
        type: 'area',
        widgets: {
          '@apostrophecms/rich-text': {}
        },
        options: {
          // 👇 The option set to export this area as plain text.
          exportPlainText: true
        }
      }
    }
  }
}

Updated

5 months ago

Version

1.0.1

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