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Tag: Export

The Export tag allows you to automate the Export function found in the toolbar and right-click menu.
This tag will have different functions available depending on which product is being used.

Example Syntax:

<Export Target="Grid"/>
<SetParam field="FilePath" value="D:\Automation-export\ExportMainGrid.csv"/>
<SetParam field="ExportType" value="Text"/>
<SetParam field="FileOutput" value="Unicode"/>
<SetParam field="OpenFileOnceGenerated" value="true"/>

Tag Attributes

AttributesAttribute ValueValue DescriptionComment
TargetUser definableThe name of the grid from which contents will be exportedNot Mandatory - If no target attribute is set, the action will default to the main grid

SetParam Options

Fields found in the 'Export to File' dialog
Field NameCompatible Field ValuesValue DescriptionComment
Not available for XML export
Not available for XML export
SelectedRowsOnlyTrue/FalseNot Mandatory - Default is True
ExpandAllGroupsTrue/FalseNot Mandatory - Default is False
ChildrenOnlyTrue/FalseNot Mandatory - Default is False
ExportTypeExcel (previously Excel 2010)
FilePathUser definableIf no file path is specified, then the resulting file will be created in the same location as the automation file currently being run.
OpenFileOnceGeneratedTrue/FalseDefault is "True"
ExcelSheetNameUser definable

Detailed Description

The Export function can be automated using the tag Export; content can be pulled from any grid where this function is available.

The attribute Target can be used to identify which grid's content you want to export.

If no attribute is used, or if the attribute/value Target="Grid" is used, the main grid will be exported:

<Export Target="Grid"/>

Tip For product specific grid names see this page.

As stated in the table above, the modes AppendGrid and AppendRows are not available for both the XML (Field="ExportType" Value="XML"), and HTML (Field="ExportType" Value="HTML") export settings.

In these cases the Field="Mode" will be reset to Value="Create".

Product Specific Actions and Functions


Due to the nature of consoleEZ, it is possible to have multiple grids and consoles open at once. The following attributes area available for you to target the specific grid for exporting its contents.

The following attributes are available solely in consoleEZ (in addition to the standard Export attributes and setParam actions):

AttributesAttribute ValueValue DescriptionComment
ServerAbbreviated server nameName as found in the 'Select server' list of the 'Open Server' dialogMandatory for Target="LogAnalyzer"


IndexPositive integerConsole window index numberMandatory for Target="LogAnalyzer"


Example Syntax:

<Load Database="log.nsf" Index="1" Server="WEBTEST/YTRIA" Type="LogAnalyzer">


In addition to the standard Export of the main grid, the action Export ACL Flags and Roles to File, found in the right-click menu of aclEZ, can also be automated.

Two values allow the user to choose between these additional types of exports possible.
AttributesAttribute ValueValue DescriptionComment


This will export one column per role

This will export one column for all roles

Mandatory - only one Type value may be set

Example Syntax:

<Export Type="FlagsAndRoles">