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Export - The function of extracting information from a repository or database and packaging it to an export/import file. 

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Source: Larry English, External, 25-Jan-2009 13:19

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Export - An operation that takes data from a database or table and creates an export file, containing only data, in a simply structured and easily read form that can be imported by other applications into their native data file format.

See also: Import.

Source: Northwest Database Services, 09 November 2009 08:29:57, External

export - [computing] To move data from one computer system to another, and often, in the process, from one file format to another.

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Source: esri, 17 April 2012 09:28:19, External

Export - The ability to transform and format data in such a way that it can be used by another application. For optimal interoperability with your other business applications, the formats to which reports can be exported include PDF, Excel, Word, CSV, and HTML.

[Category=Business Intelligence ]

Source: ElegantJ BI Business Intelligence, 30 October 2012 10:08:10, External 

export - In a personal computer application, to export is to convert a file into another format than the one it is currently in. Once the file is exported to the desired format (specified in its file name suffix), it can be opened and worked on by an application that recognizes and uses this format. Adobe Photoshop and other programs use this term. Other applications such as Word let you export a file by simply specifying the appropriate file name suffix when you use the "Save as" selection.

A file that has not been exported to a desired file format can be import ed by an application program and then opened and used.

[Category=Data Management ]

Source:, 03 August 2013 09:12:39, External

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