MDL-68500 dataformat: allow instances to export to local file.
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1This files describes API changes in /dataformat/ download system,
2information provided here is intended especially for developers.
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4=== 3.9 ===
5* The following methods have been added to the base dataformat class to allow instances to export to a local
6 file. They can be overridden in extending classes to define how files should be created:
7 - start_output_to_file()
8 - close_output_to_file()
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1de3b819 10=== 3.4 ===
d4606c1b 11* In order to allow multiple sheets in an exported file the functions write_header() and write_footer() have
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12 been removed from core dataformat plugins and have been replaced.
13 - write_header() has been replaced with the two functions start_output() and start_sheet().
14 - write_footer() has been replaced with the two functions close_output() and close_sheet().
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15 For backwards compatibility write_header() and write_footer() will continue to work but if used will
16 trigger the function error_log().
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18=== 3.1 ===
19* Added new plugin system with low memory support for csv, ods, xls and json