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Magento 2 Import: Field Separator & Multiple Value Separator

- E-Commerce, Magento 2, Our extensions

Magento 2 Import Field Separator Multiple Value Separator

From the very beginning of our history, data transfers with all their aspects and related processes have been the main focus in our company. We’ve explored lots of topics that describe Magento 2 import and export. Along with that, we’ve expanded our interest to other areas of Magento 2 and went far beyond the ecosystem. However, in the following article,  you will find several basic nuances of moving information to your e-commerce website.

Below, we continue exploring Magento 2 import and export processes and explain their two components: field separator and multiple value separator. What is the purpose of both? What separator types are supported? Are there any alternatives? You will find the answers below.

The following blog post touches upon the topic of different separator types that you can use in Magento 2. After that, we proceed to a guide on how to configure a multiple value separator in Magento 2. Also, you will find out what to do with field separators in your data files. Various multiple value separator and field separator improvements associated with the Improved Import & Export extension are also mentioned in the article below.
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Magento 2 Gift Card Extensions Comparison (Amasty, Aheadworks, Mageworx, Magestore, and M-Connect)

- E-Commerce, Magento 2

Magento 2 Gift Card Extensions Comparison

In our blog, you can find reviews on the five best Magento 2 gift voucher extensions. Below, we make their comparison. All reviewed Magento 2 modules – Amasty Gift Card, Aheadworks Gift Card, MageWorx Gift Cards, Magestore Gift Card, and M-Connect Gift Card – provide the ability to add a new product type to your ecommerce store – a gift card. Is the difference between the Magento 2 extensions that share similar functionality essential? You will find the answer below. Continue Reading

Amasty Custom Reports Magento 2 Extension

- E-Commerce, Magento 2

Magento 2 Custom Report Builder by Amasty

Collecting data related to store performance and customer behavior is very important for any ecommerce site. By analyzing information about your store visitors and their interactions with your website, you can better understand how to improve your products or services and where to reach your potential customers. If you run your business on Magento 2, the default reports available with the platform might not be enough for having a complete view of the efficiency of your operations.

Amasty offers a robust solution for complementing the missing features of basic reports – the Magento 2 Custom Reports extension. The Amasty module allows building various types of reports based on essential data and using them for comprehensive store performance analytics. Below, we provide an overview of the core features of the Amasty Magento 2 Custom Reports Builder.
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Magento 2 Gift Card Extensions

- E-Commerce, Magento 2

Magento 2 Gift Card Modules

In the following post, you will find the best Magento 2 gift card extensions available in the ecosystem. Many vendors are offering this functionality in their modules. Below, you can check the most reliable tools. For each Magento gift certificates solution, we provide an overview of core features. For further information, check the full review or proceed right to the official extensions’ pages. Continue Reading

How to Import & Export Data Between Magento 2 & Google Drive

- E-Commerce, Magento 2, Our extensions

Magento 2 Google Drive Import Export

As long as we run this blog, more and more improvements to the default functionality of the Magento platform will be revealed. And today, we are going to describe how to enhance the standard import and export processes with the ability to synchronize your e-commerce website with any partners using Google Drive. Since everyone has access to the popular file storage, this improvement will be handy. The following article sheds light on how to import and export entities between Magento 2 and Google Drive. Of course, the enhancement is impossible if you use the default Magento 2 tools, but it is not an unsolvable problem. And below, we show how to synchronize and automate data exchanges on the basis of Google Drive.

In the following article, you will find a brief overview of the Magento 2 Google Drive integration. After that, we shed light on the general facts related to transferring data between our favorite e-commerce platform and the popular file storage. You will learn how to choose a proper import and export solution for your Magento 2 Google Drive data synchronization

Next, we proceed to the core steps of the integration preparation. You will discover how to install Google API libraries and get Google Drive API credentials. After that, the article focuses on establishing a connection between Magento 2 and Google Drive. We describe how to configure a Service Account and share a Google Drive folder. The next chapters are dedicated to the configuration of import and export jobs for Magento 2 and Google Sheets integration and exploring use cases. Since the integration incorporates Improved Import & Export, you will also find its features described below.

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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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MageWorx Gift Cards Extension for Magento 2 and 1

MageWorx Magento 2 Gift Card Extension

Offering gift cards on an online store is a great marketing solution that helps increase customer engagement and promote an ecommerce brand. Allowing online shoppers to buy and use gift cards and certificates will certainly generate extra profits, particularly during the holiday season.

With the help of the MageWorx Gift Cards Extension, you can make the gift-giving process more comfortable by introducing the ability to purchase gift cards right on your ecommerce website. The extension supports physical and online gift card types (we will describe them below), provides flexible pricing schemes & values, and offers full backend control. You can create an optimized and user-friendly gift-giving process on your Magento store by providing a wide choice of gift cards and pricing options.

The whole section of this post is dedicated to the module’s admin interface and sheds light on Magento 2 gift card configuration, but let’s have a look at the tool’s features first.

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Magento 2 Release Notes

- Magento 2

Release Notes Magento 2

In the following post, we will gather all Magento 2 release notes starting from 1.0.0-beta. Since every release includes a plethora of improvements and changes, we’ve divided them into several subcategories, such as performance, payment methods, checkout, CMS, etc. These are the latest Magento 2 Release notes from the official repo. Continue Reading

How to Import Excel (XLS & XLSX) and OpenOffice (ODS) Files to Magento 2

- E-Commerce, Magento 2, Our extensions

Magento 2 Excel import export

We’ve already described hundreds of data import cases related to Magento 2 and many more are left to be mentioned in our blog. This time, we return to the topic of importing file standards the Magento 2 doesn’t support. Unfortunately, the system works with CSV files only and it is not the only requirement you should follow to be able to transfer an update to your database. You also have to edit third-party data and columns to make the file suitable, but let’s return to the unsupported formats.   

If you have an Excel (XLS or XLSX) or ODS file with data that should be imported to Magento 2, you’ve come to the right place. Although Magento 2 doesn’t let you do that by default, there is a reliable alternative solution at your service. Meet the Improved Import & Export extension – a tool that offers the most user-friendly way of Magento 2 Excel and ODS files import.

In the following article, we shed light on what to do with XLSX, XLS, and ODS files if you want to move them to Magento 2 via the default data transfer tools. After that, you will find a guide on how to import Excel and ODS files to Magento 2 in a way more user-friendly manner. Continue Reading

How to import XML to Magento 2

- Fire development, Magento 2

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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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