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Translations can be exported from Tolgee. You can currently export translations in two formats (JSON and XLIFF), and you can also export only specific translations, e.g., only the ones that are not translated yet.

Exporting from Tolgee

To export translations from Tolgee, select project, and then choose the "Export" item from the sidebar.


Then you can choose the following options:

  • States – which translations should be exported. You can choose multiple states.
  • Languages – which languages should be exported (all languages are exported by default).
  • Format – select the format of the exported file. Currently, we support only JSON and XLIFF formats.
  • Namespaces – which namespaces should be exported (all namespaces are exported by default). Learn more about namespaces in this article.
  • Nested structure – whether the exported file should be structured as nested objects or not (based on the "." separator in key names). This option is available only for JSON format.

When you are done, click the Export button and the file will be downloaded.

Export options

Exporting via CLI

You can also export translations via Tolgee CLI. To do so, you need to have the Tolgee CLI installed. You can find the installation instructions here.

Then you can use the tolgee pull command to export translations.

The command exports strings from the platform, and saves them in a folder of your choice. You can use this to download strings from Tolgee before bundling your app for production.

Exporting via API

You can also export translations via REST API, e.g., via the curl utility:

curl -H "X-API-Key: <Your API key>" --output

To configure the result options, check the API documentation.


Disabling nesting in exported files

When exporting to .json, the data is structured to nested objects by default. So the output looks like this.

"homepage": {
"title": "Welcome!"

To change this behavior, provide the structureDelimiter query parameter.

curl "" -H "X-API-Key: <Your API key>" --output

When structureDelimiter is empty, nesting is disabled.

Exporting only specific namespaces

By default, all namespaces are exported. To export only some of them, provide filterNamespace parameter.

curl "" -H "X-API-Key: <Your API key>" --output

Including untranslated strings

By default, only non-empty values are exported. To export also null values, set filterState parameter.

curl "" \
-H "X-API-Key: <Your API key>" --output