This tool is located under the Management tool on the left panel and allows you to export a set of metadata using the MEF format. Selecting the Export tool opens the option panel on the right (Figure 15.2, “The metadata export panel”).
Output folder. The target folder in your file system where GAST will put the exported metadata. You can either select the Browse button to navigate through your file system to choose a better location or enter it manually in the text field.
Format. Here you can specify the metadata’s output format. See the MEF specification for more information.
Skip UUID. Normally this option is not required (see Warning). If you select it, you will loose the metadata’s unique identifier (UUID) but you will be able to re-import that metadata over and over again. This is useful to fill the system with test data.
Search. Allows to specify free text search criteria to limit the set of exported records.
the export result will depend on the metadata visible to the searching user. If you do not authenticate, you will get only public metadata.
Export. This will start the export process. A progress dialogue will be opened to show the export status.