Archive Explorer

The Archive Explorer is a tool view viewing and exporting data from a CopyStorm Archive. The tool is launched from the CopyStorm Archive tab.

The Archive Explorer has four stages, indicated by the navigation bar at the top of the dialog.

  • Start — Select the archive to explore.
  • Select Table — Select a table from the Archive to explore.
  • Preview — Build a query and preview the selected data from the Archive.
  • Export — Export the data from the archive in a variety of formats.

Start Stage

Select Table Stage

In the Select Table stage, select the table you wish to explore and optionally select the columns in the table to view. Note that you can always return to this stage in order to update the selected columns.

Preview Stage

In the Preview Stage, optionally create a filter that limits the records to view or export. The filter is created by dragging and dropping elements from the left hand side of the screen to the big white box on the right.

In the example screen shot a filter for finding records with an .edu email domain has been specified and then the Refresh Preview button was clicked.

Export Stage

In the Export Stage:

  • Review and update the list of columns to export.
  • Click on the Start Archive Export button and the system will display a typical Save As dialog.

By default, only the most recent version of a record will be written in the export. To override this behavior and write ALL VERSIONS of a record to the export check the box to Include All Archive Record Versions of a Salesforce Record.  Of course, even if this option is checked, a record still has to pass the filter criteria from the Preview stage.

The Save As dialog which appears after clicking on Start Archive Export will look like your system’s default dialog with the addition of a file format selection section.

When the result of an export is loaded into your favorite spreadsheet it will look like: