How to Export my Listings via CSV
Business Directory supports a CSV exporter within the plugin under Directory → Directory Content → Import & Export. This is the easiest way to get data out of the plugin (and is useful for bulk editing of listing data).
CSV Exports are now supported in Business Directory 3.4 and higher.
To export listings via CSV, you must have data in your directory, either through direct entry OR via CSV Import.
NOTE: Please note that the export process is a resource intensive task. If your export does not succeed try disabling other plugins first and/or increasing the values of the ‘memory_limit’ and ‘max_execution_time’ directives in your server’s php.ini configuration file.
CSV Export Options
Here are the options you can configure for exporting data.
Which listings to export?: How to filter the exported listings: All, Active, or Active + Pending Renewal.
Export images?: Checkbox indicating whether you want to output the images with listings or not. If you’re doing bulk data edit, don’t check this option as it speeds up the export.
Additional metadata to export:: Checkboxes for optional columns to include in the export. If you are doing bulk data edit and plan to re-import the data, be sure to check the option “Include unique IDs for each listing (sequence_id column).”
CSV File Settings
Column Separator (required): What separator should be searched for between columns? Default is comma (,). Do not duplicate this separator in the other separator values!
Image Separator (required): What separator should be searched for to separate multiple images in the image column? Default is semi-colon (;). Do not duplicate this separator with the column separator!
Category Separator (required): What separator should be searched for to separate multiple categories in the category column? Default is semi-colon (;). Do not duplicate this separator with the column separator!
How to Export my Listings via SQL
Some cases may require you to pull the data in a different format, and we have this (older) FAQ about it:
Exporting BD Listings via SQL (old way, not recommended in 5.0)
We definitely recommend the CSV Export *first*.