This documentation supports the 20.08 (12.1) version of BMC Discovery.

To view an earlier version of the product, select the version from the Product version menu.

Exporting discovered data using the CSV and XML APIs

The BMC Discovery Export APIs enable users to interrogate the datastore using a script or program, and receive data back as a stream of text, an empty string, or a return code. The BMC Discovery Export APIs enable you to:

  • automate processes
  • extract data for processing in third party applications


Additional permissions are required for XML and CSV APIs. You need to grant the API access permission (api-access group), or update group permissions to include the api/access permission for users who require access to the CSV and XML APIs.

We recommend the use of REST API for new integrations as it provides more control when retrieving data, and provides a range of additional features across its endpoints. 

The following topics describe usage of the Discovery Export APIs:

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