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How to Run Product Import in Magento 2 from CLI

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If you want to optimize your daily routine related to Magento 2 product import, you’ve come to the right place. Below, we shed light on several data transfer optimizations that will help you save tons of time spent on daily chores. Many merchants look for tips on how to import products to Magento 2 using the command line interface or an alternative way to achieve the same goal. Below, you will find the answer. The following article is based on the StackExchange question by Massimo Camoni and the answer by Khoa TruongDinh. However, it extends the solution provided in the discussion. So, let’s see how to run Magento 2 product import via CLI. Also, you will find out what commands to use to export products from Magento 2.
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How to Import & Export WSDL Data to/from Magento 2

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In the following article, we shed light on how to import and export data between Magento 2 and other systems using WSDL. Below, we define what WSDL is and how to manage it. You will find out the background of the Magento 2 WSDL import & export with the Improved Import & Export extension. Besides, we shed light upon the WSDL structure and elements, including the WSDL message part and port type binding. The benefits of WSDL are also listed below. And since the article described various data transfer processes based on the Improved Import & Export module, we also highlight the most important features of the extension. 
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How to Import Data via SOAP API into Magento 2

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Below, we shed light on how to enable Magento 2 SOAP API import. Unfortunately, this functionality is not possible by default, but you can add the missing feature to your e-commerce store with the help of a third-party extension. The following article sheds light on SOAP, compares it with REST, and offers a reliable tool for enabling the corresponding functionality for Magento 2. You can leverage the Magento 2 SOAP API import and export processes with the Improved Import & Export Magento 2 module

The following article sheds light on how to import data into Magento 2 via SOAP API with the help of our extension. We discuss how to enable the Magento 2 SOAP API import and what extra benefits you can get. If you are not familiar with what SOAP API is, we’ve also prepared a chapter that describes this standard. Besides, there is an FAQ section that provides answers to frequently asked questions about SOAP and Magento 2 import/export processes.
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How To Import/Export Categories to Magento 2

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Below, you will find a brief description of how to import/export categories between two Magento 2 websites. Unfortunately, this functionality is not available by default. Magento 2 leaves you alone with a huge category tree. You need to recreate it manually or rely on third parties. And we know for sure how to import and export Magento 2 categories most efficiently. This post was inspired by the Magento StackExchange discussion. Question by Rafael Corrêa Gomes; answer by KAndy. However, it is only a partial overview of the Magento 2 category import and export. A full-featured guide on how to import and export categories, with all attributes explained can be found here: Read full-featured Magento 2 Category import and export guide. Continue Reading

How to Configure Import CSV File Size in Magento 2

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Magento 2 Development; Magento 2 tutorial

While importing a CSV file into Magento 2, you may face the following restriction: the size of your file is more than allowed. Below, we shed light on how to change the file size limit in Magento 2. You will find a step-by-step guide on how to apply a new value to the existing restriction. Besides, we shed light upon how to avoid the timeout issue in Magento 2. If you are interested in more tips related to Magento 2, view our Developer’s Cookbook. Continue Reading

How to Import Custom CSV to Custom Table in Magento 2

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Recently, we were surfing on the endless StackExchange surfaces and stumbled across an exciting topic that wasn’t highlighted in our Cookbook. The problem was easy to understand. Its probability for an average e-commerce business seemed to be high.  Therefore, we’ve decided to narrate it in our blog, adding several more vital facts. So, what is the issue we are going to discuss?

Bilal Usean asked the community how to import a custom CSV file to a custom table in Magento 2. Although forum members provided several ways to achieve this goal, we didn’t find any user-friendly solution aimed at people with less technical skills than required by the most rated answer. Variants discussed on StackExchange seem to be highly efficient but too complicated. However, there is one more way to import a custom CSV file to a custom table in Magento 2 with the minimum headache. Below, we provide the original answer as well as our alternative solution. Since the latter is based on the Improved Import & Export extension, we also share its core features after discussing the corresponding resolution.
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How to import XML to Magento 2

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Magento 2 Development; Magento 2 tutorial

We all know that Magento 2 supports CSV import/export by default, but what if you need to transfer data via XML files? Although the default Magento 2 data import capabilities are enough for satisfying only basic data transfer demands, there is an opportunity to achieve the goal mentioned above. 

Since the system supports only the CSV standard, you need to convert your XML files to the supported file type. If you don’t want to do that, meet the Improved Import & Export Magento 2 extension. This module offers a more user-friendly solution for importing XML to Magento 2. With its help, you can move all the necessary information to your e-commerce store without converting it to CSV.

In the article below, we provide the description of how to import XML files using the default Magento 2 tools. Besides, you will find a step-by-step guide to Magento 2 XML import and export. More useful tips for Magento 2 users are gathered in our Magento 2 Developer’s Cookbook.
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How To Import Customer Passwords To Magento 2

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What if you need to transfer customer data to Magento 2? You can use the default import tool to do that. However, it doesn’t let you move all the prospect-related information to your database. For instance, it is impossible to migrate customer passwords from external systems. Attempts to address this problem have been made utilizing numerous approaches. Below, we describe two of them. 

You will find out how to import passwords to Magento 2 from external systems by manually editing your data files. Alternatively, we describe how to import the existing customer data including passwords to your e-commerce website on the basis of the Improved Import & Export extension

The problem is that the new platform version utilizes an updated algorithm for storing passwords. Hence, users claim that after migrating to Magento 2 from Magento 1, registered prospects have to re-enter their passwords on a new website. 

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How to export customers with custom attributes in Magento 2

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We continue sifting the endless StackExchange desert in an attempt to discover the most helpful discussion. This time, our attention has been captured by an export-related issue. Transferring customer data from Magento 2 has never been a problem. Unless you change something. In this StackExchange discussion, the author created a custom attribute before moving prospect data from the website. However, the default export tool failed to satisfy the designated business requirements. 

Below, we shed light on how to fix the problem and export customers with custom attributes in Magento 2. We provide the solution from the StackExchange discussion. You will find a method that helped its author export customers with custom attributes from Magento 2. Note that it requires coding experience to be implemented. Thus, non-technical users won’t be able to satisfy similar business goals with this approach. Therefore, we also deliver an absolutely different way of transferring any custom buyer data from Magento 2 based on the Improved Import & Export module. The tool lets you work with any custom attributes and also delivers numerous other features that simplify data transfer processes.
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How to Import Disabled Products to Magento 2

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If you cannot import disabled products to Magento 2, you’ve come to the right place. We will probably help you with that. Below, you will find two possible solutions. As usual, one of them is proposed by a StackExchange user, while another one is developed by Firebear specialists. In both cases, we deal with products that have the “disabled” status. As for the corresponding import file. It doesn’t contain the “status” column. If you add it, nothing changes. So, how to import disabled products to Magento 2? You will find the answer below. We also provide recommendations on how to import disabled products to Magento 2 automatically and via various file formats using Improved Import & Export. For more tips, proceed to our Magento 2 Cookbook.
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