ExportString Listing of Formats »

ExportString[expr, "format"]
generates a string corresponding to expr exported in the specified format.

ExportString[rules, {"format", "Rules"}]
gives explicit rules for different elements of the data to be exported.

ExportString[exprs, elems]
generates a string by treating exprs as elements specified by elems.

DetailsDetails

  • ExportString handles a large number of formats, each typically with many different possible elements. The possible formats are given in the list $ExportFormats, and in the "Listing of All Formats".
  • ExportString works just like Export, with the same element specifications and options.
  • Many graphics, sound, and binary formats yield strings containing non-printable characters.

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Basic Examples (3)Basic Examples (3)

Export in MathML format:

In[1]:=
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Out[1]=

Show explicitly as a string:

In[2]:=
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Out[2]//InputForm=

Export a graphic in SVG format:

In[1]:=
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Out[1]=

Many formats give strings containing non-printable characters:

In[1]:=
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Out[1]//InputForm=
In[2]:=
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Out[2]//FullForm=
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