I would like to be able to use Rules to have the Node Export module create an XML file whenever a certain type of node has been updated. I have set up a Content Type with a display and an edit screen. The edit screen includes a Save button. I have also set up a Node Export which has successfully created an XML file with data from the node. It runs via a Node Export tab on the display screen of the node. What I would like to do is have the Node Export to XML occur whenever the Save Button is clicked, right after the update of the data is done. I began to create a Rule for this. For the Event, I chose "After updating existing content". However, under "Actions" I was not able to find any reference to Node Export. Has anyone been able to do this or can anyone point me in the right direction? Thank you.

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The Node Export tab points to a link, so I was able to get this working by setting 'Actions' to 'Page redirect', and pointing it to the page that the Node Export tab points to, a page within the node called 'node_export', e.g. '../node/1602/node_export', where '1602' is the node id (nid). So I entered 'node/[node:nid]/node_export' as the Value of the URL to which it is to be redirected. I also left 'Force redirect' checked. Now when I click the Save button it performs the node export to XML after updating.

  • Thxs for this solution. I will use it. Do you know the configuration how to export it to a file?
    – Justme
    Commented Jul 28, 2016 at 5:01

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