Joomla Contacts export

Creating the export template

A template can be created by following these steps:

  1. Go to Components -> CSVI Pro -> Templates
  2. Click New
  3. Give the template a name
  4. Set Action to Export
  5. Set Component to Joomla Contacts
  6. Set Operation to Contact
  7. Click Next: Select Source
  8. Destination is set default to Download. No need for change.
  9. Click Next: Select options
  10. The default values are OK, change if needed.
  11. Click Next: Select fields
  12. Fields must be added otherwise there is nothing for CSVI to export. Click Edit template fields.
  13. A new window opens with the Template fields page. You can add new fields by clicking New or Quick Add.
  14. When all fields are added you can close the window
  15. Click Next: Finalize
  16. All done here
  17. Click Close to return to the list of templates or Edit if you want to fine-tune the template further.

Joomla contact export create template

Add the fields to export

Template fields can be added by following these steps:

  1. Go to Components -> CSVI Pro -> Templates
  2. Click on Template fields
  3. In the Search Tools select your template
  4. Click on New to add a single field or click on Quick Add to add multiple fields.

Quick Add

The Quick Add Option allows you to quickly add multiple fields to a template. It is not possible to set any settings per field here but that can be done after the fields have been added to the template. Joomla contact export create template fields

Run the export

The export can be run by following these steps:

  1. Go to Components -> CSVI Pro -> Export
  2. Select the template created earlier
  3. Click Export
  4. The export is run
  5. The Log details page will be shown with information regarding the export if the Enable logging is enabled in the template

Joomla contact run export

Further reading

CSVI also supports exporting of Joomla custom fields with Joomla contacts export. The custom fields will be available as a template field to export as other normal template fields. If you do not see the custom field in template fields list, make sure to update available fields.

As an example, say if there is a custom field User ip address added to Joomla Contacts. This field can be exported by adding to the export fields.

 joomla contact export customfields

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