I've enabled this module on two sites - both the beta and then the dev version. What's supposed to happen? I was assuming that the option to output a csv would be a display format, or perhaps a field or maybe an option in bulk operations - but I can't find any reference to data export anywhere. I'm running the dev version of views from 13 October.

Sorry for being a numpty...

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jdaniluk’s picture

Same question here. Using Views 7.x-3.0-rc1 and Views Data Export 7.x-3.0-beta5. Both are enabled. When I create a view, I can't find anything about data export anywhere.

johnv’s picture

You first add a new display of type "Data export".
Under Format, you use export style,
Under DATA EXPORT SETTINGS, you set the specifice module settings.

I always use a default/dummy view, and set 'Attached to' to this view .
Then, I set the menu to /xls. You'll find a little orange button on the bottom .
This way I have a visual view fot the user and a download-version. But the first view is not necessary.

jdaniluk’s picture

Found it! On an existing view, click the 'Add' button to make a new display. There's a dropdown to choose the display type.

There were a couple of things that made this hard for me to find: (1) Since the words "display type" don't appear anywhere in the Views admin UI, I was assuming "data export" was supposed to be a choice of "display format", and it's not. (2) I was making new displays by cloning existing displays, and there's no opportunity to select a display type during cloning. You have to click the 'Add' button to get the choice. (3) There's no choice of display type when you create a new view, so it's not apparent that there are different possible types.

johnv’s picture

Title:Really silly question» Better README.txt (instead of README.md)
Component:User interface» Documentation
Category:support» bug
Status:Active» Needs review

Steven,
The file README.md should be renamed to README.txt

jdaniluk,
Does the file README.md contain the information you need? Can you suggest better wording?

Buckminster_Bond’s picture

Brilliant - thanks all.

For the readme, perhaps - "Views data export is a display type - like a page, block or feed." - this will give anyone who uses views a nudge in the right direction.

Steven Jones’s picture

Status:Needs review» Fixed

I've renamed the readme file.

Status:Fixed» Closed (fixed)

Automatically closed -- issue fixed for 2 weeks with no activity.