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How to import and export position of the product in the category. Magento 2 visual merchandise

- E-Commerce, Magento 2

When you use native Magento 2 import and export tools to transfer products to your e-commerce website, it is impossible to manage product positions inside categories, meaning you have to assign them manually, which proves to be a tedious task. However, there is a solution that addresses the existing issue. Meet the Improved Import and Export extension for Magento 2. It lets you import and export product positions using CSV, XML, XLSX, ODS, and JSON files. In this article, you will learn how to import product category positions in Magento 2. Next, we discuss how the categories_position attribute works and what its peculiarities are. And of course, we unveil several interesting facts about the Improved Import & Export extension. But before going any further, let’s define what product category positions are and how to leverage them in Magento 2.

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How to debug and log Magento 2 import and export process and errors

Magento 2 import export debug log

Since Magento 2 doesn’t have any import and export logs, debugging becomes way more difficult than most users expect. It is still possible but you need to spend way more time and effort than in the case of third-party solutions. In the following article, we shed light on how to debug and log the Magento 2 import and export processes and errors with the help of the Improved Import & Export Magento 2 extension.

Below, you will discover third-party Magento 2 import and export logs available in our extension. We describe how to view and manage them. Besides, the article touches upon the topic of debugging Magento 2 import and export process and errors, mostly focussing on how to avoid the existing problems. More useful tips are available here: Magento 2 Developer’s Cookbook.
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How to create a custom import in Magento 2

Magento 2 import export debug log

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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Amasty Magento 2 RMA Extension Review

- E-Commerce, Magento 2

Amasty RMA Magento 2 Extension Review; Amasty RMA Magento 2 Module Overview

We’ve already reviewed RMA modules for Magento 2 by Mirasvit and aheadWorks. Today, we will draw your attention to the corresponding solution by AmastyMagento 2 RMA extension. The module provides merchants with advanced settings that enable them to create a return policy in line with their business requirements. The Amasty solution significantly improves customer experience on an online store by making the product return process faster and more comfortable. At the same time, it reduces the workload for store managers by automating the RMA procedures. Below, we explore the core features and configuration of the Magento 2 returns management module in closer detail. Continue Reading

How to Import and Export URL Rewrites in Magento 2

Magento 2 URL Rewrites Import and Export

This article discusses a significant point of every migration between e-commerce stores. Below, we describe how to import and export URL rewrites in Magento 2. Unfortunately, your e-commerce storefront doesn’t let you perform this data exchange by default. The import and export capabilities of Magento 2 are fairly limited and lack support for numerous entities, including URL rewrites. However, you can address the existing data sync problems with the help of third-party services, such as the Improved Import & Export Magento 2 extension. In the blog post below, you will learn how to use the extension to import and export URL rewrites between Magento 2 websites or from beyond the ecosystem. At the same time, we shed light on the URL Rewrites Magento 2 sample import and export table, explaining its attributes. You will also find a detailed description of the Improved Import & Export solution since it delivers lots of opportunities, in addition, to support for URL rewrites. 
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How to import and export Magento 2 MSI and how it works. Magento 2 multi source inventory (MSI) import guide and manual

- E-Commerce, Magento 2

Magento version 2.3 came out with the long-awaited Multi-Source Inventory (MSI) support. The feature is available right after you install the MSI extension. Although the module dramatically improves the basic experience associated with inventory management, it still lacks various vital functionalities, especially in the area of data synchronization. Luckily, you can always address the existing issues with the help of third-party solutions. When it comes to the Magento 2 MSI module and data transfers, the Improved Import & Export extension and its MSI add-on are at your service. 

In this blog post, you will learn how to import and export all Magento 2 MSI entities: sources and quantity of the products per source. We describe what the MSI module is and how to install it. After that, you will find out what to do with the MSI add-on of the Improved Import & Export extension. All the existing requirements associated with Magento 2 MSI import and export processes are also listed in the article.

Besides, we focus on the table formatting of MSI entities. You will learn how the stock sources MSI table works and what to do with the stock sources qty MSI table. Next, the blog post sheds light upon how to import and export Magento 2 products with multiple MSI warehouses.

The last chapter of this Magento 2 MSI import/export guide describes how MSI source import/export works. We put emphasis on how to export and import Magento 2 stock sources. You will find out how to edit an import table and import it to your website.

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Magento 2 Admin Permissions Extension by Mageplaza 

- E-Commerce, Magento 2

magento 2 admin permissions extension

To support store management, Mageplaza has launched Magento 2 Admin Permissions extension that assists in assigning permissions for different store admins suitably. 

When admin roles are separated, the risks and problems related to store management will be mitigated. Moreover, each admin can concentrate on their permission and allowed actions, which help them focus on and complete their tasks better.  Continue Reading

General System Exception Happened: How To Fix Error During Magento 2 Import

- Magento 2, Our extensions

Magento 2 Development; Magento 2 tutorial

If you regularly deal with Magento 2 import processes, you might have faced the following message: General System Exception Happened. Like other import errors, it prevents you from transferring data to your e-commerce website. What are the causes of the issue? How to fix this import problem? Magento users all over the globe regularly ask these questions. If you are also looking for the corresponding answers, you’ve come to the right place.  

In the following post, we try to figure out what the “General System Exception Happened” error is and how to fix it. The issue is an inevitable part of the basic Magento 2 import processes associated with the platform’s default tools. Luckily, we know for sure how to address the problem. 

Once we came across the StackExchange question asked by Stax. Although other users described possible solutions, there was another more user-friendly way to avoid the error. Below, we aggregated a short guide on how to fix the issue based on the StackExchange answers. According to it, the problem is in the UTF-8 format that should be converted to UTF-8-BOM. In addition to the guide, we also shed light upon the difference between the two standards. Besides, you will discover a more user-friendly approach provided by the Firebear team that requires no conversion. More useful tips are gathered here: Developer’s 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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Magento 2 SecurePay extension by Mageplaza 

- E-Commerce, Magento 2


Magento 2 SecurePay extension

SecurePay is a widely-used gateway in Australia since 1999. Customers are provided with an additional payment way for their purchases. SecurePay supports popular card types in the world, such as American Express, Diners Club, Visa, Mastercard, JCB, and Bankcard. Hence, customers across the globe will feel convenient when using this payment gateway. 

Do you want to integrate SecurePay into your Magento 2 store? Mageplaza can help you. Now let us dive deeper into details to explore the SecurePay extension from the Mageplaza team.  Continue Reading