deep-jade
deep-jade12mo ago

Navigating Data Export with the useExport Hook in Refine Framework

Hello, I am currently using the Refine Framework and have some questions regarding the useExport hook and data handling. 1. What does it mean to manually run the triggerExport function? I understand that it's a function that triggers the export process​1​, but could you provide more context about its use cases and how it can be manually run? 2. In the case of exporting data from a table to a CSV file, is the entire process carried out on the frontend, or is there an option to handle some operations on the backend? 3. Lastly, is it possible to create a custom endpoint where I can parse all the data in the backend and send a CSV from there? If feasible, how would I integrate this process with the useExport hook? I appreciate your assistance in understanding these aspects of the Refine Framework.
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kapa.ai
kapa.ai12mo ago
Hi @darshan_sandhu. I'm kapa.ai, your friendly support bot. I will try to answer your question by searching through the knowledge base. :wave: ---------------------- 1. Manually running the triggerExport function means invoking it programmatically instead of relying on a button click event. In the examples provided, the triggerExport function is called when the user clicks the export button:
<button onClick={triggerExport}>Export Button</button>
<button onClick={triggerExport}>Export Button</button>
However, you can also call triggerExport in other scenarios, such as in response to a different event or inside another function. The main idea is that you have control over when the export process is initiated. 2. The entire process of exporting data to a CSV file using the useExport hook is carried out on the frontend. The hook calls the getList method of your data provider and downloads the data as a CSV file^1^]. It uses the [export-to-csv (https://github.com/alexcaza/export-to-csv) library internally to create the CSV file[^1^]. 3. While the useExport hook is designed for frontend data export, you can create a custom endpoint on your backend to handle data parsing and CSV generation. To integrate this process with Refine, you would need to modify your data provider to include a custom method for fetching the CSV data from your backend. You can then create a custom hook or component that utilizes this method and triggers the download of the generated CSV file. However, this approach would not involve the useExport hook directly, as it is designed for frontend data export. ^1^]: [<https://refine.dev/docs/api-reference/core/hooks/import-export/useExport> (https://refine.dev/docs/api-reference/core/hooks/import-export/useExport) ---------------------- Note: you can ask me a follow up question by @ mentioning me again :speech_balloon: ----------------------
kapa.ai
kapa.ai12mo ago
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