Exports

Last modified by Silvia Rusu on 2014/12/09 14:56

XWiki offers the ability to export a single wiki page or a set of wiki pages into several formats. To perform a page export click on "Export" in the "More actions" menu, then click "Export as PDF".

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 "Export" as it appears using the Flamingo Skin. 

Right now we don't have any user interface for exporting a set of wiki pages. This is a work in progress. However it's possible to export a set of pages by following the instructions below for each export format.

PDF Export

Starting with XWiki Enterprise 3.1, PDF Export has also an UI interface to manage the PDF Export

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To export a page as PDF use the action menu as explained above or use the following type of URL:

http://server/xwiki/bin/export/Space/Page?format=pdf

To export several pages as PDF use the following type of URL (see the pages parameter below):

http://server/xwiki/bin/export/Space/Page?format=pdf&pages=Admin.Page_A&pages=Admin.Page_B&pages=Admin.Page_C...

In addition the following URL parameters can be added to refine what should be exported:

  • pages: there can be several such parameters, each representing a page to export. For example: &pages=Main.WebHome&pages=Blog.WebHome.
    When pages parameters are specified, the current document specified in the URL isn't used
  • includechilds: the value is a number specifying the depth of children pages to include in the PDF export. For example &includechilds=2 will include all children pages of the page to export, all its children (i.e. pages which have the page as its parent) and all the children's children.
  • includelinks: the value is a number specifying the depth of linked pages to include in the PDF export. For example &includelinks=2 will include all pages linked from the page to export and the links in the linked pages.
  • pagebreaks: if the value is set to 1 then a page break is inserted between all exported pages.
  • comments: if set to 1 then also export the comments.
  • attachments: if set to 1 then also export the attachments (only if they are images).
It's also possible to customize how the generated PDF looks like. There's a panel that provides an UI for PDF Export options.

ODT Export

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If you configure your wiki to work with an office server (LibreOffice or OpenOffice) as described in the Office Importer Application you'll notice a new entry in the export modal popup (as long as you are connected to the office server). 

You can tweak the export URL to export to other office formats supported by your office server. For instance /xwiki/bin/export/Sandbox/WebHome?format=doc exports Sandbox.WebHome page to Microsoft Word's proprietary DOC format.

RTF Export

The RTF export works in the same manner as the PDF export.

XWiki 6.2 Similar to the ODT export, you need an office server started to see the RTF export option.

XAR Export

The XAR export allows exporting pages in the internal XML format used by XWiki. This is the format that you can use to Import/Export pages and applications into/from XWiki instances.

To export a page as a XAR use the action menu as explained above or use the following type of URL:

http://server/xwiki/bin/export/Space/Page?format=xar

In addition the following URL parameters can be added to refine what should be exported:

  • pages: there can be several such parameters, each representing a pattern of pages to export. Here is the format of an export pattern:
    wikiid:pageFullNamePattern
    • wikiid: the name of the wiki from where to get the wiki pages
    • pageFullNamePattern: the full name pattern of the page based on SQL "LIKE" comparator. Remember that the character % has to be converted in %25 in an URL.

    Some examples:

    • Exports all pages in the Main wiki:

      http://server/xwiki/bin/export/Space/Page?format=xar&pages=Main.%25 

    • Exports all pages in the current wiki:
      http://server/xwiki/bin/export/Space/Page?format=xar&pages=%25.%25
    • Exports the pages Main.WebHome and Blog.WebHome:
      http://server/xwiki/bin/export/Space/Page?format=xar&pages=Main.WebHome&pages=Blog.WebHome
  • history: if defined then also export the page's history. Example: &history=true
  • backup: if defined then the XWiki document author of each page remains the same as the one exported when reimporting into an XWiki instance.
  • author: if defined, specifies the author's name in the XAR export which can later be viewed when reimporting into an XWiki instance.
  • description: if defined, gives a description added to the XAR export which can later be viewed when reimporting into an XWiki instance.
  • license: if defined, specifies the license to the XAR export which can later be viewed when reimporting into an XWiki instance.
  • version: if defined, specifies the version of the export to the XAR.

HTML Export

The HTML export allows exporting wiki pages as static HTML pages independent from the XWiki engine. All pages are exported in view mode. That way you can export a whole space containing documentation and access it on your computer without any web server. The export is done with the current skin.

To export a page as HTML use the action menu as explained above or use the following type of URL:

http://server/xwiki/bin/export/Space/Page?format=html

In addition the following URL parameters can be added to refine what should be exported: 

  • name: the name of the generated Zip file.
  • description: the comment in the generated Zip file.
  • pages: there can be several such parameters, each representing a pattern of pages to export. Here is the format of an export pattern:
    wikiid:pageFullNamePattern
    • wikiid: the name of the wiki from where to get the wiki pages
    • pageFullNamePattern: the full name pattern of the page based on SQL "LIKE" comparator. Remember that the character % has to be converted in %25 in an URL.

    Some examples:

    • Exports the current page from the current wiki:

      http://server/xwiki/bin/export/Space/Page?format=html 

    • Exports the current page from the current wiki in packagename.zip:
      http://server/xwiki/bin/export/Space/Page?format=html&name=packagename
  • Exports all the pages from the Space space as well as the Space2.Page page from the current wiki:

    http://server/xwiki/bin/export/Space/Page?format=html&pages=Space.%25&pages=Space2.Page 

  • Exports all the pages from the Space space located in the wiki2 subwiki:
    http://server/xwiki/bin/export/Space/Page?format=html&pages=wiki2:Space.%25
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