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Version: 13.x (Current)

Export Service

Export Service is a service that exposes an API that allows to export the given input data source in different formats. The input data source to be exported format must be a JSON line.

The supported output formats are:

  • JSON
  • CSV
  • HTML
  • XLSX

How it works

The service exposes the API /export and its configuration is provided in the body of the POST Request.

Use case

A use case would be to export a report containing the aggregation result which is needed in a particular file format like xlsx.

First thing is needed a route that returns a jsonl with the data to export. The CRUD Service /export API or the MongoDB Reader can both be useful to this need. Once the jsonl endpoint is available add the url in the configuration of the Export Service.

In case you want to export a file with a button in the Headless CMS take note that it is only possible to make GET Requests, so you need a custom adapter service that transforms the POST Request to the Export Service and exposes a GET route returning the exported file.


The Export Service can be used in single, stand-alone projects, released alongside other services, or can be shared among different projects; while the first setup is as easy as adding a new plugin from the marketplace, the latter may require additional configurations.

Stand-alone project

This service can be used and installed on any project following this steps:

  1. Add a new microservice using the plugin Export Service in the marketplace
  2. Verify default environment variables and resources are correctly configured for your needs
  3. Save configuration and deploy

Multi-projects Tenant

When your tenant is composed of many projects you may want to share a single export-service among different projects; in order to do so you have to:

  1. decide which should be the project hosting the export-service
  2. in that project, add the export-service plugin from the marketplace and configure it properly

Now that you have created the export-service in one of your projects you can use cross-project proxies to let other projects, needing export-service capabilities, contact the export-service.