Export to PDF File task

The Export to PDF File task exports datasets or other Rulex structures to a PDF file.



  1. Drag an Export to PDF File task onto the stage.

  2. Connect the task which contains the data to export to it.

  3. Double click the Export to PDF File task to open it.

  4. Configure the task options as described in the table below in the Options and Export Options tabs.

  5. Save and compute the task.

Export to PDF File options

Parameter Name


Data to be exported

Select what type data you want to export from the list of options.

Possible options are:

  • Association rules (produced by Hierarchical Basket Analysis and Similar Items Detector tasks)

  • Auto regressive models (produced by Auto Regressive task)

  • Clusters (produced by Label Clustering, Projection Clustering and Standard Clustering tasks)

  • Cluster Labels (produced by Label Clustering and Projection Clustering tasks)

  • Datasets (all import, data preparation and data pre-processing tasks)

  • Discretization cutoffs (produced by Discretize task)

  • Frequent itemsets (produced by Frequent Itemsets Mining task)

  • Frequent sequences (produced by Sequence Analysis task)

  • Results (produced by all data analysis tasks)

  • Rules (produced by LLM tasks (Classification, Regression & One-Class), along with Decision Tree and Regression Tree tasks)

  • Models (produced by Logistic, Linear, Neural Networks (Classification and Regression) and SVM (Classification and Regression).

  • PCA eigenvectors (produced by the Principal Component Analysis task)

    • Relevances (produced by classification and regression tasks).

Export mode

Select whether the file will be saved locally (Local File System) or remotely (Sharepoint, HDFS, AWS S3, FTP). If you chose to save the file remotely you must also configure the Remote Connection parameters in the Remote Connections tab.


Choose the filesystem type where to store the exported file. You can choose between a Saved and Custom source.

If you choose to export to a Custom source, choose the filesystem type and click on the pencil icon to fill its values, if you have chosen a remote filesystem.


Enter or browse to the directory where the file will be saved.

File basename

Enter a name for the name that will be given to the exported file.

If you are exporting to a Azure Storage repository you can either:

  • select just the container where you want to save the file as the Directory, and then specify the metadata file name of the blob in the File basename parameter. 
    In this case a blob with the same name as the file will be automatically created for the file.

  • select the container, and manually add the name of the blob, where you want to save the file as the Directory, and then specify the metadata file name of the blob in the File basename parameter. 
    In this case the file will be saved in the specified blob and container.

Append data if the file already exists

If selected, the exported data will be appended to the file specified in the File basename option, if it already exists; otherwise the original data will be overwritten.

Recipient for export via mail (use comma as separator)

Specify the email addresses where the exported file will be sent, separated by commas.

This option will only be valid if you have selected Send via email or Both in the Mode option.

Export options

Data separator

Select the data separator which delimits the values of the data to be exported in the output file, by selecting comma, tabbing, semicolon, space or by specifying another separator.

Put names in line

Choose the line where to put the attributes' names. By default, the line is line n.1.

Put types in line

Choose the line where to put the attributes' types. By default, the line is '0', which means that no types will be included in the dataset.

Missing string

Enter the character (or string of characters) which should be used when there are empty values, for example Null or N/A.

Text delimiter

Select the symbol used to identify strings. For example, if you select the symbol  as the text delimiter, age will be exported as “age”.

If you want to export to a local filesystem, check the dedicated Local Filesystem page.