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Gramps 3.3 Wiki Manual - Manage Family Trees

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Exporting data
== Exporting data ==
[[Image:Export-druid.png|right|thumb|200px400px|Fig. 3.5 Export assistant: format selection]]
Exporting allows you to share any portion of your GRAMPS Gramps database with other researchers as well as to enable you to transfer your data to another computer. Currently, GRAMPS Gramps can export data to the following formats: GRAMPS Gramps XML, GEDCOM, GRAMPS packageGramps XML Package, Web Family Tree, GeneWeb, and GRAMPS CSV Spreadsheet formats.
{{man note| Export is saving a copy |When you export, you are saving a copy of the currently opened database. Exporting creates another file with a copy of your data. Note that the database that remains opened in your GRAMPS Gramps window is NOT the file saved by your export. Additional editing of the currently opened database will not alter the copy produced by the export.}}
To export data, choose ''' Menu {{man menu|Family Trees ->Export ''' ...}} . This will bring up the {{man label|ExportAssistant}} assistant. Its pages will guide you through the format selection (see Fig 3.4 [[MediaImage:export-druid.png|Fig.3.4]] ), file selection, and format specific export options. After a final confirmation page, the export will be performed according to the choices you have made. At any time, you can click the {{man button|Back}} button and revise any selection, and then go forward to redo the export.
===Filters and privacy===
GRAMPS Gramps allows you to export a database into common file formats.  
It provides options that allow you to fine tune your export.
*Do not include not related records: Check this box to prevent not related records from being included in the exported file.
Sometimes, it is not always obvious from the data if someone is actually alive. GRAMPS Gramps uses an advanced algorithm to try to determine [[Gramps_3.3_Wiki_Manual_-_Probably_Alive|if a person could still be alive]]. Remember, GRAMPS Gramps is making its best guess, and it may not always be able to guess correctly all the time. Please double check your data.
=== Export into GRAMPS Gramps formats ===
{{man warn|Privacy Filters |It is important to verify your privacy options on Exporter. Do not enable filters or privacy options for GRAMPS Gramps XML backups.}}
*GRAMPS Gramps XML database export (.gramps): This format is the standard format for data-exchange and backups (see the related .gpkg format below for full portability including media objects). Exporting into GRAMPS Gramps XML format will produce a portable database. As XML is a text-based human-readable format, you may also use it to take a look at your data. This format is compatible with the previous versions of GRAMPSGramps.
*GRAMPS Gramps package export (.gpkg): Exporting to the GRAMPS Gramps package format will create a compressed file that contains the GRAMPS Gramps XML database and copies of all associated media files. This is useful if you want to move your database to another computer or to share it with someone.
*Export to CD: Exporting to CD will prepare your database and copies of all media object files for recording onto a CD. To actually burn the CD, you will need to go to the GNOME '''burn:///''' location, which can be accessed by navigating through Nautilus: After exporting to CD, select ''' Go ->CD Creator ''' in the Nautilus menu. Your database directory will show up. To burn it to the CD, click the CD icon on the Nautilus toolbar, or select ''' File ->Write to CD ''' in the Nautilus menu.
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