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How to export application data (settings, data tables, geopoints)

by on March 19, 2015

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

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

The export process is quite sophisticated. It takes into consideration any relationships that may exist between 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 geocategories 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: