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Export all Replies from a Discussion Board

Hello folks, 

Wondering if there's a way to export all replies to a discussion board in a CSV file, or similar? 

I know you can export a list of topics from a board via LSI, but this is different as we want to go deeper and export all replies to a board. 

Thanks for your help. 

 

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Hi, 

Yeah you can do this, essentially your after the (Enable CSV export of Search Results) feature enabled on your community along with (Blank searches)

Both of the above need to be added to your site by the support guys so get a support ticket logged if you dont already have them, once enabled you simply do a blank search in community, filter by the board you want then in advanced you can export the result to CSV. Depending on size of data will take a few mins or an hour or so.

If i recall correct you can do this at a topic level or post level, the latter giving you every post in that board. Its a great way to dump a lot of content. 

Ideally, you do not want any old joe, downloading search results or doing blank searches so be sure to add it just to the roles you want or have it DENY for everyone then as ADMIN you and you alone will be able to use it. 

Hope this helps. 

 

EDIT:

You can also enable the following in >ADMIN>SYSTEM>Search which will ensure that you only get the topic and the OP's message rather than all replies. Screen Shot 2018-08-23 at 22.54.44.png

 

Stephen

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Thanks for your help. Going to look into it! 🙂 


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@Fellsteruk wrote:

Hi, 

Yeah you can do this, essentially your after the (Enable CSV export of Search Results) feature enabled on your community along with (Blank searches)

Both of the above need to be added to your site by the support guys so get a support ticket logged if you dont already have them, once enabled you simply do a blank search in community, filter by the board you want then in advanced you can export the result to CSV. Depending on size of data will take a few mins or an hour or so.

If i recall correct you can do this at a topic level or post level, the latter giving you every post in that board. Its a great way to dump a lot of content. 

Ideally, you do not want any old joe, downloading search results or doing blank searches so be sure to add it just to the roles you want or have it DENY for everyone then as ADMIN you and you alone will be able to use it. 

Hope this helps. 

 

EDIT:

You can also enable the following in >ADMIN>SYSTEM>Search which will ensure that you only get the topic and the OP's message rather than all replies. Screen Shot 2018-08-23 at 22.54.44.png

 


This worked perfectly, thanks @Fellsteruk!


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Your welcome, glad it worked. 

Stephen

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Community l Ideation l Blog l Product Hubs l Check & Report l Service Status 

My latest Ideas: Vanity URL Manager l @mention Roles l  LSW Password Policy

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