Exporting a Large Number of Entities from Sitecore Content Hub


Sitecore Content Hub allows to export of its entities into an Excel spreadsheet, which is super helpful in various migration scenarios when Content Hub content needs to be transferred to another system.

This documentation article describes the process of selecting and importing content items, such as Assets, into an Excel spreadsheet.

However, there is a limit of 2000 items for selection, which can be problematic when exporting larger sets. Additionally, this approach requires the necessary UI components to be set up, which may require some development work, even if it is a no-code kind of effort.

I would like to share an easy way to export any number of entities of any kind. This involves the following steps:

  • Extend the Content Hub export profile (refer to this post for details on extending the Content Hub export profile)
  • Authenticate with Content Hub
  • Update the JSON request body of the POST request below and send it to your Content Hub instance
  • Give Content Hub time to process the export job created by this request. It may take hours to process. Content Hub displays the progress of all running jobs for a given user at [your instance]/user/myjobs, which can be accessed from the profile menu on the top right.
  • Once processing is done, download the resulting file.

Postman requests

Authenticate with Content Hub

See this documentation article for details on obtaining the access token from Content Hub

Create Download Request

Update the below request as needed.

  • the query contains search/filtering criteria for which entities to be included. In this case, I’m requesting download of all assets
  • request_uri is the host URL of your Content Hub instance
  • filename is the name of the file to create, less file extension (it’ll be an Excel file)
  • userFriendlyColumnHeaders, when set to true, will result in field display names to be put in the Excel column headers, and when false then the raw field names will be used
  • userFriendlyCellValues, I usually set this to false to avoid Excel changing values to make them look more “human-friendly”
URL: https://{{hostname}}/api/commands/portal/download.excel
Headers: X-Auth-Token: CH token

  "query": "Definition.Name=='M.Asset'",
  "cultures": [
  "type": "Data",
  "request_uri": "https://your-instance.sitecorecontenthub.cloud/",
  "filename": "M.Asset.export",
  "userFriendlyColumnHeaders": true,
  "userFriendlyCellValues": false

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