Import and export a dynamic module

Use this procedure to export or import the structure of the module, or to export content items created with this module.

Export the structure of the dynamic module

You can export the structure and the settings of the module you have created. This way you can upload it to another project. The settings and the structure are exported to a .zip file.

To do this, perform the following:
  1. In the main menu, click Administration » Module builder.
  2. Click the Actions link of the module you want to export.
  3. In the dropdown box, click Export structure.
  4. Click Export and save the .zip file on your computer.
    You can then use this .zip file to import the module in another project.

NOTE: No content created with this module is exported. To do this, see the procedure below.

Import a dynamic module in Sitefinity

You can import a dynamic module in the format of a .zip file, which you can then activate and use in Sitefinity.

To do this, perform the following:

  1. In the main menu, click Administration » Module builder.
  2. In the toolbar, click Import a module button.
  3. Click Select… and browse your computer to find the .zip file of the module you want to import.
  4. Click Upload.
    The module is uploaded in status Inactive. To use it, you must activate it using procedure Activate and deactivate a dynamic module.

Export content items created with the dynamic module

You can export the content items that are created with a dynamic module. The items are exported in an Excel file. Only Published items are exported to the file. The file contains the URL of the content item, its publication date, and the values of all fields of the content item. For example, if the content item contains an image, the URL of the image is exported, if the item contains text, entered with the text editor, the HTML of the text editor is exported.

To export dynamic content items, perform the following:

  1. In the main menu, click Administration » Module Builder.
  2. Click the Actions link of the module you want to export.
  3. In the dropdown box, click Export content.
  4. Save the Excel file.

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