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CSV export does not stringify arrays properly

See original GitHub issue

If your collection has an array, the exported csv will show something like:

[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]

for that particular field.

Maybe it’s possible to print these nested collections in a better way? Not exactly sure how, but something like YAML style sounds appropriate.

Let me know what you think. I don’t mind working on this if its not a priority for you.

Issue Analytics

  • State:closed
  • Created 2 years ago
  • Comments:6 (6 by maintainers)

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fgatti675commented, May 7, 2021

Ah yes, serialising arrays of objects in CSV files is a problem! There seems not to be a preferred way to do it. The way I would go with it is to include the data as a JSON probably. We are currently not using YAML anywhere within the app. It probably makes sense to include some exporting options in that dialog, such as how to serialise arrays, or date formats (unix timestamps vs ISO8601). Regarding the setup I use locally, I use yarn to link the main project with the example project.

  • So I run yarn link in the main library folder
  • And then yarn link @camberi/firecms in the project you would like to have FireCMS as a dependency. Thanks!!
fgatti675commented, May 10, 2021

Hi @PupoSDC, let’s continue the discussion at and leave this issue for the CSV export discussion 😃

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