Hi I am trying to export data held in a multi-record set. A end users would prefer to do this through the Civi interface rather than on the back-end database

The multi-value import link is buried in the help tips pop up... hoping the export is exists and is just similarly buried

We using v4.6.2


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Unfortunately, at this time (CiviCRM 4.7.13) it's not possible to export multi-record custom fields through the CiviCRM interface.

This question: How do you export a multi record set? suggests an alternate method that may work, but it would take someone experienced at writing custom CiviReports.

  • civicrm.stackexchange.com/questions/8938/… suggests exporting in some manner is now possible via CiviReports
    – petednz - fuzion
    Oct 22, 2016 at 6:50
  • jon - do you want to add my comment to your answer, then i will +1 it and keep SE happy(ier)
    – petednz - fuzion
    Jan 19, 2017 at 21:36
  • @petednz-fuzion It could also be its own separate answer! I'll do as you suggest - but I'll note that I tried to do as it said and it's not trivial, even a little bit. Jan 20, 2017 at 14:18

If you're running CiviCRM on a Drupal instance, I've managed to export a multi-value field with the Drupal Views and Views Export modules.

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