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Feature 70: Export application data (settings, data tables, geopoints)
March 19, 2015 by markpiller

With Backendless all data accumulated on the server-side belongs to you – the owner of the application. If you ever need to extract all the data from the backend, it could not be easier – Backendless console makes it trivially simple. Data export produces a ZIP file which may contain:

  • application settings
  • data tables with data or just schema definition
  • geopoints

The export process is quite sophisticated, it takes into the considerations any relationships which may exist between the data tables as well as data-to-geo relations. The console provides a way to select the data tables you need to get an export for or with a single click you can select all available data tables. Likewise, you can select either specific geocategories or all of them for export which will include the corresponding geopoints.

The format of the exported data is JSON for application settings and CSV for data records and geopoints. The export functionality is available at Manage > Export in Backendless console. Below is the screenshot of the export user interface:export-screen

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