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With Plexus Connect, you can export complex, relational data as well into each supported file type. Since, by default, Plexus Connect exports every field of a database view; when a form contains data from more than one database table, fields will be exported both from the root and from the child table.
In the case of a One-to-Many relationship, when you want to export every field from the form, or you have selected at least one field from the child table, the rows of the parent table will be repeated for each record of the child table.
However, when the selected fields are all from the root table, the exported file will not contain any child table data, and the records of the root table will not be repeated.


Printing

Printing functionality is part of Plexus Connect since version 17.16.0. Print feature enables you to generate *.pdf document which can be than paper printed. The printed representation of the information is often more restrictive than exploring your data in the form or grid view. For instance you can't use scroll bars in a printout. For this reason, all the columns presented in the grid view or table widget are squeezed on the printed page. Page breaks are added between rows, so that better readability is achieved, printing the content over multiple sheets.

Printing functionality is available under the Export and Import button on the blue action bar on the left side of the application.

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When you click on this button, it slides down revealing the Print button. Pressing this button opens the print panel, where you have to specify which of your open forms or tables you want to print out. The name of the selected form or table from which the data will be printed appears on the print panel as well.

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On print panel, you also have two printing options:

  • Fit to widgets option will print out only those child data, which can fit into their table widget.
  • Print all data option will print out all child data, even though it might overflow widget size.

Pressing Print button will export your data in *.pdf format into your computer. 

Fit to widgetsPrint all data

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Tip
 Need more help? Check out our tutorial video about filtering a data set by using a saved query and exporting the search hits into a file.

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