Exporting views

Administration tools are very convenient and efficient for developing (except for domains and services, of course) as you don’t have to restart the server.
My question is : how to safely save/export the module views, actions etc… and get clean XML files, just like module source code ?
For now I have a psql script saving meta_action, meta_view, etc… record referring to my module but i’m not really sure it’s safe : Maybe some records rely on numeric ID. Plus, i’m not sure that all revelant data are selected.
I know ADK got export mecanics, but I have troubles figuring out how to do.
Thank you for our help.

For the moment we don’t have the possibility to export/save the module views and get clean xml automatically. We hope we could have this feature later.
For now the only way is to copy the module view you’ve changed, and paste it in the source.
if you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.

As I only rely on the (fairly good) views/actions editor, saving/backing-up them is a great concern.
So, I wrote a method for saving all data in an clean XML file.
Of course, it’s a work in progress. A few things would be improved, especially :
It doesn’t filter archived records (that can cause duplicate records)
I’m not sure that all menus attributes are saved (as all attributes doesn’t seems to be documented)
It doesn’t detect inconstancies of attributes values between xml code and fields (e.g : module, name, title…)
The method can be called by an action like :

Method parameters are :
pMod : Module name (used for filtering records)
pDir : Destination directory
The resulting file destination is : [pDir]/[ModuleName]_date_hour.xml
Here is the code. Hope it would be usefull for somebody….
package xar.xarerp;

import com.axelor.meta.db.MetaView;
import com.axelor.meta.db.MetaAction;
import com.axelor.meta.db.MetaMenu;

import com.axelor.common.VersionUtils;
import com.axelor.db.Query;

import org.slf4j.Logger;
import org.slf4j.LoggerFactory;

import java.text.SimpleDateFormat;
import java.text.DateFormat;
import java.util.Date;
import java.util.List;
import java.io.PrintWriter;
import java.io.IOException;

public class Utils {

public void saveMeta(String pMod,String pDir) {
Logger vLog = LoggerFactory.getLogger(getClass());
String vOutViews; //Contenu du fichier
String vNowString; //Date-Heure de sauvegarde
String vFileName; //Chemin du ficher de destination
List vViews; //Liste des vues
ListvActions; //Liste des actions
ListvMenu; //Liste des menus
vNowString = new SimpleDateFormat(“yyyy-MM-dd_HH-mm-ss”).format(new Date());
if ((vFileName.length()>1)&&
//**En tete
vOutViews="<?xml version=\"1.0\" encoding=\"UTF-8\" standalone=\"yes\"?>\n"+
“<object-views xmlns=“http://axelor.com/xml/ns/object-views"\n"+
" xmlns:xsi=“http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"\n"+
" xsi:schemaLocation=“http://axelor.com/xml/ns/object-views http://axelor.com/xml/ns/object-views/object-views_4.0.xsd">\n"+
String.format(”\n”, VersionUtils.getVersion().toString())+
vActions = Query.of(MetaAction.class)
.filter(String.format(“self.module = ‘%s’”,pMod))
for (MetaAction vE : vActions)
vViews = Query.of(MetaView.class)
.filter(String.format(“self.module = ‘%s’”,pMod))
for (MetaView vE : vViews)
vOutViews+= “\n\n”;
vMenu = Query.of(MetaMenu.class)
.filter(String.format(“self.module = ‘%s’”,pMod))
for (MetaMenu vE : vMenu){
//Laborieux !!!
vOutViews+="<menuitem name=""+vE.getName()+""\n";
vOutViews+=" title=""+vE.getTitle()+""\n";
if (vE.getParent()!=null)
vOutViews+=" parent=""+vE.getParent().getName()+""\n";
if (vE.getAction()!=null)
vOutViews+=" action=""+vE.getAction().getName()+""\n";
if (vE.getIcon()!=null)
vOutViews+=" icon=""+vE.getIcon()+""\n";
if (vE.getIconBackground()!=null)
vOutViews+=" icon-background=""+vE.getIconBackground()+""\n";
if ((vE.getOrder()!=null)&&(vE.getOrder()>0))
vOutViews+=" order=""+vE.getOrder()+""\n";
if (vE.getTop()==true)
vOutViews+=" top=“true”\n";
if (vE.getLeft()==true)
vOutViews+=" left=“true”\n";
if (vE.getHidden()==true)
vOutViews+=" hidden=“true”\n";
if (vE.getTag()!=null)
vOutViews+=" tag=""+vE.getTag()+""\n";
if (vE.getTagCount()==true)
vOutViews+=" tag-count=“true”\n";
if (vE.getTagStyle()!=null)
vOutViews+=" tag-style=""+vE.getTagStyle()+""\n";
vOutViews+= “\n\n\n”;
//***Fin de fichier
//Et si on catchait pas ??
PrintWriter writer = new PrintWriter(vFileName, “UTF-8”);
} catch (IOException e) {
vLog.error("Can’t save file : "+vFileName);
//***LOG (dev)


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