Library administrators working in Team Folders or Secured Folders can:
- export or copy documents to any type of library using Google Drive storage
export folders to other Team Folders or Secured Folders
– You can't export or copy to libraries using Google Cloud Storage – learn more: What's the difference between Google Cloud Storage (GCS) and Google Drive storage?
– Different export options apply to Document Management libraries. Learn more: Export documents from Document Management libraries.
– You can also export documents and folders to a user's My Drive.
|Before you start|
|Export or copy a document from the document page|
|Export or copy from a view|
|Finalize the setup and run the export or copy|
Before you start
Who can export and copy?
As standard in AODocs, only library administrators can export and copy documents to other libraries in which they are administrators.
However, custom configuration flags are available to allow:
- library administrators (or contributors if the flag below is active) to export documents to other libraries in which they are contributor – available at the domain level only
- contributors to copy documents to other libraries in which they are administrator (or contributor if the flag above is active) – available at the domain and library level
Important: These custom configurations can be configured by API only. They are not available in the administration interface. Learn more about how to activate these custom configurations using the API.
If users are prevented from duplicating documents in your document class, library administrators can only export documents or folders (they can't copy) and the export action isn't displayed at all for contributors.
What happens to properties, workflow states, permissions and previous versions?
During the export:
- Document properties are exported only if the configuration of the target library corresponds to that of the source library.
- The workflow state (if any) of exported documents reverts to the initial state of the workflow.
- Sharing permissions of exported documents and folders aren't exported.
- Previous versions aren't exported.
Export or copy a document from the document page
Open the More actions menu and select Export. Then finalize the setup and run the export or copy.
Export or copy from a view
1. In a view, select one or more documents and/or folders.
– The export feature is available in the beta version of views. However, for now, you can only select documents and not folders in the beta version of views. If you want to export folders, make sure you're using standard views.
– The copy feature isn't yet available for folders.
– You can't export draft documents. If you select a draft document, the export feature is not available.
2. Open the More actions menu and select Export. Then finalize the setup and run the export or copy.
Finalize the setup and run the export or copy
- Transfer to an AODocs library: the selected documents will be exported to another library
- Copy to an AODocs library: a copy of the documents will be exported to another library and the original documents will stay in the current library
If you selected one or more folders, select Transfer to an AODocs library.
2. Press Next.
3. Select the target library from the drop-down menu.
Tip: If you're working in a library with more than one document class, you can select the current library to change the document class of your document.
4. If your target library has more than one document class, you can select the class into which to export your document. A drop-down menu appears when you position your cursor in the Document class field.
Notes: The option to select a document class isn't available:
– if your source or target library is a Team Folder
– if you selected one or more folders
5. Press Export.
Notes about document classes
If you don't select a document class:
– the document is exported in the same document class if the target library has a document class that matches a selected document's class
– the document is exported to the default document class if the target library doesn't have a document class that matches a selected document's class
If you chose the current library as the target (to change the document class) and selected documents of different classes, only the remaining classes are available in the drop-down menu.
6. You can press the here button to view the progress of the export.
Details of the job status open in a new tab.
During the export, AODocs:
- creates an export folder named Export - [current date and time] containing the selected documents or folders
- moves the export folder to the target library
- notifies the administrator who performed the export
Note: Other administrators and super administrators aren't notified of this action and don't have access to the exported documents. However, this operation is recorded in the library audit log.
Email notification sent to the administrator who launched the export
7. When the export is complete, you can:
- Reload the view (if you exported from a view): to refresh your current view in AODocs
- Open export folder (if you exported to a Team Folder or Secured Folder): to open the export folder in Google Drive
Note: In Google Drive:
– When you export a document, the document URL stays the same after the export.
– When you export a folder, the folder URL changes after the export
- Stay in current library (if you exported from the document page): to return to the current library homepage in AODocs
- Go to target library (if you exported to a Document Management library): to open the target library in the AODocs interface