Some issues can stop collections from being exported as a tab-delimited file (.txt).
When in the Admin site, if nothing seems to load or happen after you have selected to export your collection data in a Tab-delimited file, it could indicate there is an issue with the metadata in the collection. If this happens, a file will not be created after selecting Next.
NOTE: Other metadata export methods such as XML will still work.
These are a few of the issues that can occur in metadata that will stop an export using a tab-delimited file:
- The URL is too long
- The metadata was created with bad OCR data in it
- Some entries have HTML coding left in the data, such as
If a long URL is the issue, you can bring the URL record back into a project from Find in Collection > Add to Project. Right-click on the record and select Replace item with URL item. This option only exists via the right-click menu and not on the main Edit menu. This option can only be used contextually, only URL items can be
Alternatively, you can use the Project Client to replace a single item in a collection.
If you have tried these options and the XML export does not work, please contact OCLC Support for further advice.