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Mobilizon can natively export data to basic formats such as ICS and CSV. Producing PDF and ODS files requires 3rd-party dependencies written in Python. Mobilizon calls Python code to generate the files. This is completely optional and Mobilizon can run without support for these formats.


The dependencies are already installed and pre-configured inside the Docker image. You may still need to add configuration if and only if you have edited the advanced configuration.

Install dependencies

Python version

Your Python version needs to be at least 3.6.

PDF export: weasyprint

Install some libraries needed for PDF rendering.

sudo apt install python3-pip python3-cffi python3-brotli libpango-1.0-0 libpangoft2-1.0-0 libjpeg-dev zlib1g-dev

Install the Python module itself.

sudo -i -u mobilizon pip3 install weasyprint

ODS support: pyexcel-ods3

Install some libraries needed for generating ODS data.

sudo apt install python3-pip libxml2-dev libxslt-dev

Install the Python module itself.

sudo -i -u mobilizon pip3 install pyexcel-ods3

Configure exports

Add to your configuration file the following:

config :mobilizon, :exports,
  formats: [

Of course, you may choose to dismiss some if you want or need to. The only format exported by default is CSV.

If you need to override the path where exports are temporarily saved, you can by adding the path key. The default production value is "/var/lib/mobilizon/uploads/exports":

config :mobilizon, :exports,
  path: "/somewhere/else",
  # [...]

Create folders

Adapt the path if you changed it at the previous step.

sudo -u mobilizon mkdir -p /var/lib/mobilizon/uploads/exports/csv
sudo -u mobilizon mkdir -p /var/lib/mobilizon/uploads/exports/pdf
sudo -u mobilizon mkdir -p /var/lib/mobilizon/uploads/exports/ods

Restart Mobilizon

Finally, restart Mobilizon to apply the new configuration and test exports to check everything works correctly.

Last update: November 22, 2021