Export Metadata

Exports metadata into a file using the settings specified in a Planning job of type export metadata. The file containing the exported metadata is stored in the Planning repository.

You can also override some of the parameters of the job definition while executing this job from a REST API.

Using this REST API requires prerequisites, such as understanding how to use jobs. See Prerequisites. Be sure that you understand how to use jobs as described in Managing Jobs.


Supported Media Types: application/json


The following table summarizes the client request parameters specific to this job. For additional parameters that are common to all jobs, see Execute a Job.

Table 5-16 Export Metadata

Name Description Required Default
jobType Export Metadata or EXPORT_METADATA (both parameters are supported) Yes None

The name of a job of type export metadata exactly as it is already defined in the Planning application.

Example: dailyAccountExport

Yes None

Optionally, you can specify a file name for the exported metadata. Metadata is exported as a ZIP file only.

The value must use JSON syntax.

Example: {exportZipFileName:Accountexport.zip}

No The file name for the exported metadata will be the same as Job Name

For a sample URL, see Sample URL and Payload in Execute a Job.

Example Payload

Example: Executes the export metadata job "ExportMetadataDaily" and overrides the exportZipFileName parameter.

    "jobType": "EXPORT_METADATA",
    "jobName": "ExportMetadataDaily",
    "parameters": {
        "exportZipFileName": "dailyMetaData.zip"