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Exporting and Downloading Files

Last Modified: September 17, 2021

Export the files you found to a zip file and download the file to your computer or make these files available for data analyses.

  1. In Data Navigation, select the DataFinder or the Federation instance and click .
  2. Create a Quick Search or an Advanced Search and run the search.
  3. In the search results list, select the files you want to export.

    Data Navigation always exports entire files, even if you only select groups or channels in the search results.

  4. Export the files or make the files available for data analyses.
    Option Description
    »Export (Original Format) Exports the search results in the original format to a zip file. If you searched for data in the SystemLink file service, the exported zip file also contains a json file with the file service meta data of the exported file.
    »Export As Exports the search results to a zip file in a format for which you have registered a writing DataPlugin.
    »Show File Displays the search results in SystemLink File Viewer as a chart.
    »Add to Data Cart Copies the search results to the Data Cart so that you can analyze these files with Data Analysis.

    A zip file can contain a maximum of 200 files and must not be larger than 2 GB.

  5. Change the filename of the zip file and click OK.
  6. Click Downloads at the top of the window to open the Download Center.

    After two weeks, Data Navigation deletes all zip files from the Download Center by default. Only an authorized user can change the specified 2 weeks by selecting Global Settings»Data Navigation Environment Settings in Data Indexing. Data Navigation does not delete files that have the Processing status.

  7. Select a zip file and click »Download to save the zip file on your computer.

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