Export Assets to XML Tool

Last Updated: 31 Mar 2016

The Export Assets to XML Tool takes an asset and all its children and exports its details to an XML file. The attributes and links, such as applied designs, permissions, metadata and nested assets of exported assets will be maintained so long as all assets are exported together.

The import/export process is not guaranteed across different versions of Squiz Matrix. Caution should be taken when using this tool.

Once your assets have been exported, the XML file can  be used on the Import Assets from XML Tool to import these assets back into Matrix or into another system. For more information on the Import Assets from XML Tool, refer to the Import Assets from XML Tool chapter in this manual.

To export assets using this tool, select an asset in the Root Node field. In the links to target parent asset id field, enter the asset ID of the asset to use as the target parent asset of the selected root node. This will be the parent the asset is created underneath when imported back into Matrix.

To specify additional root nodes to export, click the More... button. Additional fields will appear on the screen.

The Self Contained Relations Only setting allows you to control whether or not keep links to assets that are outside of the exporting root node. If this field is set to No, these external links will be exported regardless and is only recommended if you plan on importing to the same instance of Matrix.

This tool is similar to the export_to_xml.php script. For more information, refer to the Import Scripts chapter in the Server Admin manual.

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