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Magento 2 import and export COOKBOOK index post. Use cases and instructions

This is an index blog post for Magento 2 import and export use cases. In this post you will find links with the description to the posts which describe how to use Improved Import & Export extension for Magento 2.

Each use case article comes with the step by step instructions and screenshots illustrating the extension setup process. Each article covers a particular use case/question, for example: how to map product attributes, how to update stock and price of the Magento 2 product.

  • Read and bookmark articles
  • Try out the instructions at our Magento 2 demo store
  • Check out Master Table which contains samples of every Magento 2 entity export and import file.

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

- Magento 2, Our extensions
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. 

Extension Manual | FAQ | Demo | Sample Files

3.6.2 (released 15.09.2021)

Features

  • Removed Laminas library dependency for proper Magento 2.4.3 support

Improved Import Export Magento 2 Roadmap – vote for the most exciting features and we will implement them first. Leave your suggestions in the comments and we will add them to the poll.

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Import/Export cookbook: How to automate Magento 2 product catalog update from Google Sheets, FTP/SFTP, Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox

Working with suppliers requires you to regularly update your Magento 2 product catalog with new prices, stock updates, and sometimes other relevant attributes. Store managers can spend a lot of time manually going product by product, spending their time and going attribute by attribute.

With Improved Import & Export extension for Magento 2 you can automate product catalog update tasks with cron scheduler and recurring import jobs, that automatically fetch the file with supplier updates from the source, and upload it to your store.

In the article below, I will give you step by step instructions on how to do it.

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Import/Export cookbook: How to update Magento 2 product price and quantity using import and export. HINT: it’s fast and easy

Improved Import & Export Magento 2 extension documentation is huge! I know. It is aimed to cover every aspect of the extension.

However, you do not need to read it all, or understand each and every attribute of every entity. In this article, I will show you how to mass update Magento 2 product prices and quantity (stock) using import and export procedures.

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How to Import & Export WSDL Data to/from Magento 2

Magento 2 Development; Magento 2 tutorial

In the following article, we shed light on how to import and export data between Magento 2 and other systems using WSDL. Below, we define what WSDL is and how to manage it. You will find out the background of the Magento 2 WSDL import & export with the Improved Import & Export extension. Besides, we shed light upon the WSDL structure and elements, including the WSDL message part and port type binding. The benefits of WSDL are also listed below. And since the article described various data transfer processes based on the Improved Import & Export module, we also highlight the most important features of the extension. 
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How to Export Products, Orders, Customers, & Other Magento 2 Entities to Remote FTP & SFTP Server

- E-Commerce, Magento 2, Our extensions

Magento 2 Development; Magento 2 tutorial

Unfortunately, Magento 2 doesn’t provide any opportunities to export products, orders, customers, or other Magento 2 entities to a remote FTP or SFTP server. You have to run a standard export procedure instead and transfer the output manually. Besides, it is impossible to automate this process. The system leaves you in a situation when it is necessary to repeat all its steps manually every time an update is required. Luckily, there is a better way of achieving this goal. As you’ve probably guessed, it involves a third-party solution. In our example, we use the Improved Import & Export Magento 2 extension to export products, orders, customers, and other Magento 2 entities to a remote FTP/SFTP server. It also lets you import all entities from this file source. Continue Reading

How to Import and Export Magento 2 Catalog Price Rules

- E-Commerce, Magento 2, Our extensions

Consider Magento 2 Catalog Price Rules a sales booster that allows running price-focused campaigns based on the discounts. You can apply them to products with particular attributes and their combinations to achieve the highest possible flexibility. Another good thing about catalog price rules in Magento 2 is that it is a platform’s native marketing tool. Also, Catalog Price Rules are extremely user-friendly to set up. However, there is one notable inconvenience associated with this entity. You cannot import Catalog Price Rules to Magento 2 by default. Luckily, there is an opportunity to get the missing functionality. You need the Improved Import and Export extension to transfer Catalog Price Rules between Magento 2 and external systems. The details are carefully noted in the article below. You will find a sample table for the Catalog Price Rule import. After that, we will explore the Catalog Price Rule attributes used in Magento 2. Also, there is a detailed description of how to prepare for and configure a Catalog Price Rule import process.

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How to Import Data via GraphQL API into Magento 2

- E-Commerce, Magento 2, Our extensions

Magento 2 graphql import export

The following article describes how to import and export data into/from Magento 2 with the help of GraphQL API. This connection type is yet impossible out of the box, but the community is working hard to introduce it as a replacement for REST API. At the same time, some tools enable Magento 2 GraphQL API import and export right now. For instance, you can leverage the Magento 2 GraphQL API import and export processes with the Improved Import & Export Magento 2 module. The following article sheds light on how to import data into Magento 2 via GraphQL API with the help of our extension. You will find out how to enable the Magento 2 GraphQL API import and what extra benefits it is associated with. If you are not familiar with what GraphQL API is, we’ve also prepared a chapter that describes this standard and its benefits over REST and SOAP. Besides, there is an FAQ section that provides answers to frequently asked questions about GraphQL and Magento 2 import/export processes.
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How to Import Data via SOAP API into Magento 2

Magento 2 SOAP API Data Import

Below, we shed light on how to enable Magento 2 SOAP API import. Unfortunately, this functionality is not possible by default, but you can add the missing feature to your e-commerce store with the help of a third-party extension. The following article sheds light on SOAP, compares it with REST, and offers a reliable tool for enabling the corresponding functionality for Magento 2. You can leverage the Magento 2 SOAP API import and export processes with the Improved Import & Export Magento 2 module

The following article sheds light on how to import data into Magento 2 via SOAP API with the help of our extension. We discuss how to enable the Magento 2 SOAP API import and what extra benefits you can get. If you are not familiar with what SOAP API is, we’ve also prepared a chapter that describes this standard. Besides, there is an FAQ section that provides answers to frequently asked questions about SOAP and Magento 2 import/export processes.
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How to Import & Export Product Reviews in Magento 2

- E-Commerce, Magento 2, Our extensions

Magento 2 Product Reviews Import Export

Although Magento gets new and new features providing its customers with multiple opportunities that have been previously available only via third-party extensions, the platform still lacks some vital data transfer functions. For instance, you cannot import and export product reviews to/from Magento 2. However, there is always a possible resolution in a huge ecosystem of modules. Below, we shed light on how to import and export product reviews in Magento 2 in the most user-friendly manner with the help of the Improved Import & Export Magento 2 extension. You will discover a sample import and export table for product reviews with all its attributes explained. After that, we will teach you how to automatically import product reviews to Magento 2 on a regular basis. The corresponding export processes are described too. These and other nuances are available below. But before going any further, let’s emphasize several aspects of our extension that take place in the Magento 2 product reviews import and export
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