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How to import unique custom option titles for specific store views in Magento 2

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Magento 2 Development; Magento 2 tutorial

Magento 2 allows for having different titles for the same custom option in different store views. Thus, it brings an additional layer of diversity if you use several storefronts. However, you may not be able to import specific titles for particular store views. In this situation, you have to deal with additional editing after importing the product update file. Fortunately, it is possible to avoid these unnecessary chores with the help of Improved Import & Export. Below, we explain how to import unique custom options titles for specific store views in Magento 2. Continue Reading

How to import customers to Magento 2 and assign them to a customer group

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Magento 2 Development; Magento 2 tutorial

Chances are, you know a situation when it is necessary to import customers to Magento 2, but they are not assigned to a customer group. You need to re-assign them manually in this situation. The more cusomers your data file consists of, the more time you have to spend doing this data entry routine. But what if this process could be automated? 

Below, we explain how to import customers to Magento 2 and assign them to a customer group even if this customer group doesn’t exist on your e-commerce website. All you need is Improved Import & Export. But let’s explore the issue in more detail before discussing the solution.   Continue Reading

FireBear Improved Import & Export for Magento 2 – Extension Change Log

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improved import and export - Magento 2 extension

The following blog post will help you retrace the evolution of the Improved Import & Export Magento 2 module. The article gathers updates associated with the extension’s each new version from the very beginning. At the time of 1.0.0, it was a basic import solution with an existing import jobs architecture and import cron automation. With the next few versions, the module got such enhancements as product attribute import on the fly, transfers from FTP, SFTP, URL, and Dropbox, custom mapping, etc. Each new release made the Improved Import stronger and stronger. However, it was still an import-only tool until 1.5.0 was released. With this version, our extension became capable of both import and export processes. You can peruse the detailed evolution of the module and see its latest features below. 

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3.8.3 (released 03.04.2023)

This release adds support for Magento 2.4.6 (including M2 Open Source, Commerce, Adobe Commerce and Mage OS) and PHP 8.2.


  • Zend_Validate_Regex is replaced with Laminas\Validator\Regex.
  • Zend_Mime is replaced with Magento\Framework\HTTP\Mime.
  • Zend_Validate is replaced with Firebear\ImportExport\Model\ValidatorChain.
  • Zend_Uri dependency is removed.
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How to generate order increment IDs automatically during Magento 2 import

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What if you need to import orders to Magento 2? The platform doesn’t support this process. But you can easily add the missing functionality with the help of third-party order import solutions. But what if your import file doesn’t include order increment IDs? The situation becomes slightly more complicated since not all third-party modules know how to deal with this problem. In the following article, you explain how to generate order increment IDs automatically during Magento 2 import. Continue Reading

How to update products that are not listed in a product table during Magento 2 import

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Magento 2 Development; Magento 2 tutorial

Chances are, you faced a situation when your product import file didn’t contain all the items from your Magento 2 catalog, but you had to update every single position on your e-commerce website. The more records were missing, the more work had to be done. Now, you can forever forget about this painful experience. Below, we explain how to update products that are not available in your import table during the Magento 2 import. Spoiler: No manual editing is required!  Continue Reading

How to Import JSON Files to Magento 2

Magento 2 JSON Import

The default Magento 2 data import capabilities are enough for satisfying only basic data transfer demands, but what if a more complex task must be solved? For instance, you need to import JSON files to Magento 2, while the system supports only the CSV standard. Therefore, you need to convert your JSON files to the supported file type in order to move them to your e-commerce website. Luckily, there is a more user-friendly solution for importing JSON to Magento 2.

Meet the Improved Import & Export Magento 2 extension. This module supports JSON data import so that you can move all the necessary information to your e-commerce store without comforting it to CSV. You can effortlessly move data in this format in both directions: to and from your Magento 2 website.

In this article, we discuss JSON file requirements for importing data to Magento 2 and provide a list of supported entities (you can transfer all core entities now). Besides, there is a step-by-step guide to importing JSON data to Magento 2. And if you are not familiar with the JSON format, you will find its brief description below. Continue Reading

How to Import Customers & Customer Addresses to Magento 2

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Magento 2 Development; Magento 2 tutorial

If you don’t know how to import customers to Magento 2, you’ve come to the right place. Below, we shed the light on Magento 2 customers import. There are three separate entities designed to simplify import from external sources by default: System > Data Transfer > Import > Entity > Customers Main File // Customer Addresses // Customers And AddressesBelow, we describe each one. Your journey into the world of the Magento 2 customer data import starts with a Magento 2 sample import table. We explain how to get a file with customers and addresses and describe the structure of the corresponding import table. Next, you will find out what Magento 2 customer import attributes are used for transferring data to your website. The article focuses on Customers Main File attributes, Customer Addresses attributes, and Customers and Addresses attributes used in Magento 2. Besides, we explain attributes mapping for transferring customers from external platforms. After that, we provide a detailed guide on how to import customers and customer addresses to Magento 2.

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Improved Import / Export Magento 2 Extension Manual

- Magento 2, Our extensions

In this article, we’d like to draw your attention to the Improved Import & Export Magento 2 extensions. The following blog post contains all the information about the data transfer module. Below, you will find the Improved Import & Export Extension manual that sheds light upon all the key aspects associated with the plugin. We describe its installation, configuration, and import/export transfers, teach you how to add a new import and export job, talk about import and export processes associated with different entities. You will also discover various nuances of running data transfers via CLI, automating processes, using extension customization endpoints, and performing troubleshooting. Various use cases and specific features are also described in the manual.

Improved Import and Export extension allows importing and exporting CSV/XML/JSON files with product data and product images to Magento 2. The files can be imported from a remote FTP/SFTP server, Dropbox, direct URL of a source CSV fileGoogle Sheets, etc.  In addition, the extension offers a dedicated category import from CSV files, import of attribute values and new attributes on the fly, import job scheduling with cron jobs, and other features.

Besides, you get advanced export capabilities, including order export and export jobs, with attribute and table field mapping.

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How To Import and Export Orders to Magento 2

Magento 2 Orders Import

The following article sheds light on how to import orders to Magento 2. Merchants usually do that when they migrate to Magento 2 or synchronize their business with external marketplaces. However, you cannot do that within the admin’s default tools. Therefore, a third-party extension is necessary to maintain this process. 

Besides, the blog post explains how to export orders from Magento 2. This procedure comes in handy in similar cases: when the migration from Magento 2 is required or orders are processed in external systems. Unlike the Magento 2 order import, the corresponding export process is available in the administration right on the order page. Although you can transfer orders from your website with the help of the default tools, we describe a more fully featured but at the same time natural way of doing that. 

In the article below, you will discover how the order import works. We explore the Magento 2 order file structure and generate invoices and shipments while importing tracking numbers. You will also see how to export orders from Magento 2. The last chapter of the article reveals other features of the tool that we use to run data transfers.
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