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Create export destinations

Discover how to create, edit, and delete an export destination in Connexion client.

Create an export destination

 Note: You must create at least one export destination in order to export records.

You can export records from Connexion client to:

  • A file on your workstation. Use the same file for all exports or specify a file name when exporting.
  • A communications or print (LPT) port.
  • A communications connection (asynchronous or TCP/IP).
  • An OCLC Gateway connection to a local system.

To create a destination:

  1. Navigate to Tools > Options or press <Alt><T><O>.
  2. Click the Export tab.
  3. In the Select an Export Destination area, click Create.
  4. In the New Export Destination window, select one of the following export destination types, and then click OK.
    • File
    • LPT Port
    • Connection
    • OCLC Gateway Export
  5. In the window appropriate for the destination type, select settings and options, and then click OK. See Types of export destinations and settings for more details.
  6. In the Export Destination Name window, the client provides a suggested name for the destination that reflects its type and settings or location. Click OK to accept the default name, or enter a new name, and then click OK. The name appears in the Select an export destination list. See Export Destination Name - General rules for more information about creating your own name.
  7. When finished, perform one of the following actions:
    • Click Close to apply the settings and close the Options window. Or
    • Click Apply to apply the settings without closing the window.

Export Destination Name - General rules

If you decide to enter a new destination name, rather than accept the suggested name, the name:

  • Must be unique
  • Cannot be the name None
  • Does not affect the destination itself (e.g., if you change the name of an export destination, it does not change the destination itself or any of its settings)
  • Is not case sensitive, but retains upper and lowercase distinctions

The new export destination name can contain up to 50 characters, including spaces.

The new export destination name cannot contain the equals sign (=).

Edit settings for an export destination

If you want to export to a different file or change the host name or port name for a TCP/IP connection, for example:

  1. Navigate to Tools > Options > Edit.
  2. Select the name of an export destination and click Edit.
  3. In the Settings window appropriate to the destination type, edit the settings and click OK.
  4. In the Export Destination Name window, keep or edit the displayed name, and click OK.
  5. When finished, perform one of the following actions:
    • Click Close or press <Enter> to apply the settings and close the Options window.
    • Click Apply to apply the settings without closing the window.

Delete an export destination

  1. Navigate to Tools > Options > Edit.
  2. Select the name of an export destination and click Delete.
  3. When finished, perform one of the following actions:
    • Click Close or press <Enter> to apply the settings and close the Options window.
    • Click Apply to apply the settings without closing the window.