Export to PDF File task
The Export to PDF File task exports datasets or other Rulex structures to a PDF file.
Drag an Export to PDF File task onto the stage.
Connect the task which contains the data to export to it.
Double click the Export to PDF File task to open it.
Configure the task options as described in the table below in the Options and Export Options tabs.
Save and compute the task.
Export to PDF File options
Data to be exported
Select what type data you want to export from the list of options.
Possible options are:
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
Enter the character (or string of characters) which should be used when there are empty values, for example Null or N/A.
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.