Sharing your discourse graph

You can export your discourse graph as a whole, or from queries of your graph, to archive your most important notes, or share them with others.
The extension exports to 1) markdown, 2) csv (neo4j-compatible labeled property graph), and 3) json

Markdown export options

Since markdown has different flavors, and different tools you might want to export/archive your notes to handle links differently (e.g., wikilinks vs. markdown links) and different operating systems have different filename limitations, we have a range of options for customizing the markdown export. These can be found on the Export tab of the discourse graph configuration in roam/js/discourse-graph.
Here is a brief explanation of each option:
  • Max Filename Length sets the maximum length of the filenames; this is important if you have page names that are quite long and may run afoul of, say, Windows' filename length limit of 250-260 characters.
  • Remove Special Characters removes all "special characters" that may lead to trouble for filenames in different operating systems, such as ? (not allowed on Windows) or / (denotes file/folder boundaries).
  • Simplified Filename strips away all "template" characters (i.e., everything except the {content} in the node format: for example, if you define a Claim node as [[CLM]] - {content}, and have a Claim node [[[[CLM]] - people are lazy]], the exported filename will be people are lazy
  • Frontmatter specifies what properties to add to the YAML.
  • Resolve Block References and Resolve Block Embeds control whether you want to resolve block references/embeds in your export. You can keep this turned off if you are unsure of the privacy implications of references/embeds.
  • Link Type controls whether inline page references are wikilinks ([[like this]]) or alias ([like this](
Here is an example of a discourse graph exported to Obsidian-compatible markdown:​