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Manual for Product Feed Export Add-on of Improved Import and Export

Welcome to the manual for the free Magento 2 Product Export Add-on of the Improved Import and Export extension. This tool is developed to simplify your integration with all kinds of services that require your product feed: Amazon, eBay, Facebook, or even drop shippers – provide all of them with your catalog in the form of a feed. 

In the article below, we shed light on what the Magento 2 Product Export Add-on of the Improved Import and Export extension is. After that, you will find a guide on how to install the tool. We also explain how the add-on works, including such aspects as feed category mapping and product feed export jobs.

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How to Import Compressed Data (ZIP, TAR, TGZ) to Magento 2

- E-Commerce, Magento 2, Our extensions

Magento 2 Compressed Data ZIP TAR TGZ Import

What if your partner provides a vital data update in a compressed file? Prior to importing it to Magento 2, you need to unpack the archive. Next, if a file stored there is not CSV, you need to run the conversion. Furthermore, if it contains unsupported attributes, you need to replace them with the ones used in Magento 2. All these actions consume tons of time. However, it is possible to automate them. 

The following article discusses two ways of importing compressed data to Magento 2. Firstly, we shed light on a common approach that slightly simplifies the algorithm described above. Secondly, you will discover an alternative solution that dramatically improves the corresponding admin experience. It not only enables the import of archives to Magento 2 but also supports many more file types and enables the import of third-party data to Magento 2. Below, you will find out how to import ZIP and TAR to Magento 2 with the help of the Improved Import & Export extension.

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How to improve Magento 2 import and export speed?

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improved import and export - Magento 2 extension

Have you ever wondered why Magento 2 import and export processes are so slow? If you move data to and from your store on a regular basis, low import/export speed may become really annoying. But what is the reason for this problem and how to solve it? You will find the answer below.

Also, the article provides an alternative solution for the Magento 2 import and export performance issue. The default data transfer solution is associated not only with relatively low speed stats but also with a plethora of other hurdles that don’t let your admins manage data most efficiently. However, there is a universal solution that addresses all the issues associated with Magento’s built-in tools – the Improved Import & Export extension. You will also find its core features described below. 
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How to Apply Filters to Magento 2 Import and Export

- E-Commerce, Magento 2, Our extensions

Magento 2 Import Export Filters

Imagine a situation when there is a massive data file with thousands of SKUs, but you need to import items with a price lower than $100 or products from a specific category. Or let’s assume that you need to create an export file that contains products that are enabled, have a price higher than 0, are in stock, and are visible in Catalog and Search or just in Catalog. How to do that? You need to apply filters to Magento 2 import and export or create import and export conditions. The following article sheds light on various details of both processes. Continue Reading

How to Configure Import CSV File Size in Magento 2

- Fire development, Magento 2

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 Synchronize Magento 2 With Any Online Marketplace To Import/Export Product Data

- E-Commerce, Magento 2

Magento 2 Omnichannel Extension

Magento 2 is not only a reliable platform for building online storefronts but also a fully-featured tool for connecting multiple branches of your business together. However, a few manipulations are required. After that, you can use your e-commerce website as a hub for omnichannel retail. The platform makes the multi-channel approach more affordable to everyone since you can easily leverage marketplaces like Google Shopping, eBay, and Amazon along with your storefront. To cover as many buyers as possible, place your goods there, generating additional sales every day. But how to synchronize Magento 2 with any online marketplace? You will discover the answer below. 

The following article sheds light on Magento 2 integrations with drop shipping platforms, price comparison engines, and online marketplaces. We explore feed export extensions and highlight their issues. Also, you will discover a universal connector – Improved Import & Export. This tool offers broad data feed management features and rich integration opportunities. The possible integrations based on the module are listed in this article too.
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How to Run Magento 2 Import if Required Columns Are Missed

- E-Commerce, Magento 2, Our extensions

Magento 2 Import without Required Columns

Below, we shed light on a very important aspect of every import process – columns (attributes) of an import file. What if your data table doesn’t contain one? By default, you face the inability to transfer the update to your Magento 2 website. There are lots of different entities that can be transferred into Magento 2, so you have to deal with different data depending on your particular business case. However, the absence of the smallest detail can ruin all your data transfer efforts. Especially if you use the default data transfer solutions. 

Luckily, we know how to prevent such issues. Meet the Improved Import & Export Magento 2 extension. With the help of this plugin, you can import data to Magento 2 if some required columns are missed. The following article describes this process. You can either add the necessary columns manually or automate the addition of the missing data using the module’s functionality. Besides, you will discover the required CSV file structure as well as core features of the Improved Import & Export Magento 2 extension
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How to Run Product Import on Daily Basis in Magento 2

- E-Commerce, Magento 2

Magento 2 Development

Below, we shed light on how to run Magento 2 import processes on a daily basis. You can do that either in your admin interface or via CLI. While Magento 2 doesn’t let you automate data transfer processes and there is no way to use CLI to control imports and exports, you can enable the missing functionality with the help of third-party solutions. In the article below, we explain how to run Magento 2 import processes daily and use CLI to control them with the help of Improved Import & Export.

Also, you can look for an alternative point of view on Magento StackExchange. Take a look at the question by Massimo Camoni and the answer by Khoa TruongDinh. Since we leverage the advanced import functionality of the Improved Import & Export extension to address the issues mentioned in the discussion, you will also find a section that describes other possibilities the module provides.
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Value For Status Attribute Contains Incorrect Value: How To Fix Error During Magento 2 Import

- E-Commerce, Magento 2, Our extensions

Magento 2 Development; Magento 2 tutorial

When you try to manage a standard import process in Magento 2, you may face lots of issues and inconveniences caused by the platform’s requirements and limitations. For instance, we’ve already described how to fix ‘General System Exception Happened’ Error and eliminate it as fast as possible and with the minimum effort. Today, we’d like to draw your attention to another problem that often occurs during Magento 2 import. Meet the ‘Value For Status Attribute Contains Incorrect Value’ error. The following article sheds light on how to fix it, prevent multiple import issues, and make data transfers more user-friendly. Note that we use the Improved Import & Export Magento 2 extension to solve the problem and prevent other inconveniences. Therefore, you will also find its features described in the following material. Continue Reading

Magento 2 search terms and synonyms, and how to import and export them

- E-Commerce, Magento 2, Our extensions

Magento 2 lets store admins optimize the customer search queries by composing lists of search terms and synonyms. While it is possible to manage this data type in your backend manually, Magento 2 prevents importing or exporting it. This limitation negatively impacts the productivity of your backend administrators since they cannot update Magento 2 search terms and synonyms within a few clicks. However, there is a tool that unlocks the missing ability. Meet the Improved Import & Export extension. This module empowers you to import and export search terms and synonyms in Magento 2

In this article, we describe Magento 2 search terms and synonyms as well as teach you how to manage them. Both search terms settings and search synonyms settings are described below. Besides, you will learn how to import lists of search synonyms and terms to your Magento 2, and how to export those for editing purposes. We shed light on how import and export works and what search terms and synonyms attributes are used.

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