SPExport class

Supports export of specified content from a source SharePoint Foundation site collection to a CAB file (with .cmp file extension) in XML format.

Inheritance hierarchy


Namespace:  Microsoft.SharePoint.Deployment
Assembly:  Microsoft.SharePoint (in Microsoft.SharePoint.dll)


<SharePointPermissionAttribute(SecurityAction.LinkDemand, ObjectModel := True)> _
Public NotInheritable Class SPExport _
    Inherits SPDeployment
Dim instance As SPExport
[SharePointPermissionAttribute(SecurityAction.LinkDemand, ObjectModel = true)]
public sealed class SPExport : SPDeployment


This class participates with other classes in the Deployment namespace to support import, export, publication, and migration of Windows SharePoint content, as well as supporting backup and restore capabilities.

You can initiate an export operation by first initializing an instance of the Microsoft.SharePoint.Deployment.SPExportSettings class with the required export settings and then passing the SPExportSettings object to the constructor of SPExport class; you then call the SPExport.Run method.


The following code example demonstrates how to perform a full export of an entire site collection.


SPExportSettings settings = new SPExportSettings();
settings.SiteUrl = "http://servername:80";
settings.FileLocation = @"c:\exportdata";
settings.BaseFileName = "exportfile.cmp";
settings.FileCompression = true;
settings.ExportMethod = SPExportMethodType.ExportAll;

SPExport export = new SPExport(settings);

The following code example demonstrates how to perform an incremental export. Notice that the code sets the ExportMethod property to ExportChanges and then provides a change token.


settings.ExportMethod = SPExportMethodType.ExportChanges;
settings.ExportChangeToken = "1;1;87a71761-2987-48eb-9d29-48428270e01;632937036861200000;5512";

Thread safety

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

See also


SPExport members

Microsoft.SharePoint.Deployment namespace