An export location lets you export the files and potentially metadata from your iconik storage to an external location. The export location and iconik will not keep track of what files are on the storage used by the export location. The only record will be that as a Job entry that the export was done, by whom to what storage.
Export Locations allow Administrators to setup commonly used export paths, that the users of iconik can then use to quickly send files and their metadata and transcriptions. By using export locations, user's don't need to worry about paths, or the requirements of the destination.
Export locations use storages that have been defined in iconik. See Storage Overview for more information and how to setup Storage devices and services for use as export location storages.
When you create an Export Location you can specify whether when an export of an asset happens that metadata is also exported at the same time. This will be in the form of a file placed alongside the asset's file, with the same name but a different extension (which depends on the format exported)
Which metadata fields and values are exported is controlled by Metadata Views.
The format is also possible to pick, with CSV, JSON and XML. XML and JSON are the preferred formats.
Export Locations can also define that any transcription that an asset has will be exported and placed alongside the main asset file.
The format is possible to pick and will also define the extension used for the export.
Each Export Location has access control over who is allowed to use and change the export location. This is done after creating the export location, see updating export location for more information.