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How to Import Product Images into Magento 2 in Bulk

- Fire development, Magento 2

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Below, we describe how to import images into Magento 2 in bulk. You can add them to product pages one by one but what if there are thousands of items on your storefront? In this case, manual upload doesn’t seem to be a good idea. However, there are two methods described in the official documentation that dramatically simplify your efforts. First of all, you can leverage your local server to upload product images to Magento 2 in bulk. Secondly, the system lets you use a remote server for this purpose. However, both methods incorporate the default data transfer instruments of Magento 2 which are a little bit limited. Alternatively, you can use the Firebear Improved Import Magento 2 extension. Let’s see how the default methods look and what benefits our module offers. For more useful tips visit our Magento 2 Developer’s Cookbook.
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How to Import Individual Product Data for Each Store View in Magento 2?

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In case you run a multilingual storefront, this article is for you. Below, we explore a situation when you need to transfer product data to Magento 2 per store view. While this procedure may seem quite exhausting when you use the default import tools, there are several ways to simplify these data management chores. Below, we provide community-based recommendations for both Magento 1 and Magento 2. At the same time, you will find a solution proposed by the Firebear team. 

The article incorporates materials from the StackExchange question by ruuter. Once we came across it and decided to share our experience in the same area. Thus, if you don’t know how to import individual product data per store view, we will teach you how to do that. 

Also, note that the article compares the traditional approach that works for Magento 1.X with the new way introduced in Magento 2. As for the improved solution, we shed light upon how to automate product import processes, transfer product data per store view from external sources, and use alternative data sources, such as Google Sheets or API connections. Continue Reading

How to create a custom import in Magento 2

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Although the default import and export instruments of Magento 2 are enough to satisfy the basic data transfer needs, you may require some extra features to follow specific business demands. Sometimes the missing functionalities are available with third-party extensions but even the most robust modules often fail to deliver custom opportunities that satisfy particular business requirements. What’s to be done? 

Below, we shed light on how to create a custom import in Magento 2. You will find two different approaches. Firstly, we discuss a community-provided solution that requires technical skills and coding experience. It is not for every user, especially those who don’t belong to the group of tech-savvy Magento 2 managers. Secondly, we provide a more friendly way of creating a custom import in Magento 2. It is based on the Improved Import & Export extension and involves no coding on the side of the extension’s end user. Before we proceed, check more useful tips here: Magento 2 Cookbook
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How to Import Multiselect Attribute Values to Magento 2

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The default data transfer capabilities of Magento 2 still need various improvements, especially if you use the Open Source version of the platform. However, numerous community-based initiatives that tend to improve the basic functionality are at your service. They vary between coding tricks and standalone extensions. Depending on the complexity of your business, your technical skills, or the faced issues, you can select one that perfectly suits your needs.  What to do if you cannot find the solutions? Ask the community for support. 

Recently, we came across an interesting issue on Stackexchange. The author was wondering whether it was possible to create values for a multiselect attribute when uploading a CSV file. Below, we share two solutions: the community-based algorithm of addressing the problem and the Firebear-proposed tool. While the first one requires additional coding experience and is almost unreal to implement for non-technical users, the extension we offer is admin-friendly and intuitive so that anyone can use it to cope with the difficulties described below. 

To make a long story short, let’s explore the issue and describe how to import multiselect attribute values to Magento 2. More tips are available here: Magento 2 Cookbook.
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How to Import Database in Magento 2

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Recently, we’ve spotted a question on StackExchange regarding database import. David Duong faced problems while transferring a database on Magento 2.3.3. Below, we shed light on the issue and the provided solution for the Magento 2 database import. However, it is quite a complex process since the system doesn’t let you transfer a database to Magento 2 directly. You always need to create an output file that contains a particular entity. If your file incorporates several types of data (e.g., products and orders), it is necessary to split it into two separate tables.

Furthermore, you always have to edit attributes in the imported file to make them suitable for the Magento 2 requirements. Otherwise, no database import to Magento 2 is possible. And it is impossible to automate regular data transfers from a database to your e-commerce website. However, there is a tool that solves all these issues. After we describe a method provided in the StackExchange discussion, you will find out how to achieve the missing functionality with the help of the Improved Import & Export Magento 2 extension. For more tips and advice, read our Cookbook. Continue Reading

Magento 2 Bulk API & Asynchronous Import

Magento 2 Bulk API & Asynchronous Import

Below, we discuss the Magento 2 bulk API and the corresponding asynchronous import processes. After a short introduction to the topic, we shed light on the preconditions and history of the asynchronous Magento 2 bulk API. You will find out what new endpoints are used, how asynchronous responses work, what role bulk APIs play in system processes, what status endpoints are utilized, why Swagger is important, etc. After that, we discuss the performance of bulk APIs in Magento 2 as well as the corresponding endpoints and the repeated features, including routes, payloads, responses, delete requests, store scopes, and object update/generation. Finally, the article switches to asynchronous import processes and product creation via bulk APIs Continue Reading

How to migrate from Magento 1 to Magento 2 with Improved Import and Export extension

Migrating from Magento 1 to Magento 2 is not an ordinary routine. Using the standard Magento data import tool for that may be a difficult task if you are not familiar with coding and working from the command line. Even Magento 2 developers rarely rely on the standard instruments since the migration may prove difficult because of the difference between entities stored in M1 and M2.

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That’s why having a tool that simplifies the procedure and leaves you with only mechanical tasks is a great time savior. In this article, we will talk about how to migrate to Magento 2 using the Improved Import and Export extension. Firstly, we will introduce you to the module. After that, you will find out how to import products, customers, and orders to your ecommerce website when you migrate from Magento 1 to Magento 2. The article sheds light on such nuances as getting an export table with a corresponding entity, preparing attributes for import, and transferring everything into your brand new storefront.

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Firebear Improved Import Export Magento 2 Extension FAQ

Below you can find the FAQ related to the Improved Import & Export Magento 2 extension by Firebear Studio. We provide answers to general questions, shed light on the Firebear Studio services and policies, as well as explain various technical nuances associated with the module. You will find out how much technical knowledge is required to use the tool, is it suitable with PWA stores, why is Improved Import & Export better than the default Magento 2 data transfer solutions and similar alternatives, do we offer installation services and support, how long is the money-back period, and so on.  Continue Reading

How to export customers with custom attributes in Magento 2

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We continue sifting the endless StackExchange desert looking for 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. Below, we shed light on how to fix the problem and export customers with custom attributes in Magento 2 more efficiently.  Continue Reading