How to Update Customizable Product Options During Magento 2 Import

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In the following article, we explain how to update customizable options of simple products in Magento 2 using import processes. Although this process is quite complicated when it comes to the default means, the Improved Import & Export extension offers 100% support for customizable product options during Magento 2 import. You only need to enable the corresponding feature. We provide all the details below. Check our Magento 2 Developer’s Cookbook for more information.  

Include Option ID: The Option’s Definition & Impact

The “Include Option ID” option lets you include opt_id and opt_row_id attributes to the customizable options of your simple products during the Magento 2 import. As a result, you can update the customizable options during Magento 2 import. Read how to import customizable options in our guide to Magento 2 simple product customizable options.

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The whole process of importing simple products along with custom options is reduced to a single click:

  1. Create a new import job by clicking the “Add New Job” button under System -> Improved Import/Export -> Import Jobs.
  2. Enable your job and specify its title in General Settings. You can also configure the update frequency for regular product transfers.

  3. Select Products as your import entity on the Import Settings tab. Additional settings display.
    Magento 2 Products add edit import export
  4. Scroll down to “Include Option ID” and turn it on.
  5. Configure other parameters and save your import job.

Now, you can import products to Magento 2 along with their customizable options. For further information on how to import Magento 2 products, follow this link: The Complete Guide to Magento 2 Product Import.

Improved Import & Export Features

The ability to update custom options during Magento 2 product import isn’t the only benefit of Improved Import and Export. As previously stated, the plugin completely redesigns the platform’s default import and export operations. 

You’ll be able to avoid time-consuming and unpleasant file transformations. Because Magento 2 only accepts CSV files, all other file types should be automatically converted to CSV. Improved Import, on the other hand, allows you to import and export files in CSV, XML, JSON, ODS, and XLSX formats, as well as transmit them as archives.

You may access files from a variety of sources, including Google Drive and Dropbox. FTP/SFTP, direct file uploads, and URL uploads can also be used to send data between Magento 2 and other systems. Google Sheets can also be used:

Magento 2 Products add edit import export

Because of our module’s wide API support, you may also avoid utilizing third-party services in data transfers. The Improved Import & Export extension connects your e-commerce website to external systems via direct API transfers.

Another key innovation that is incorporated into every import and export profile is scheduling. It enables you to automatically update your e-commerce website at predefined intervals. 

Furthermore, the extension’s robust mapping tools allow you to convert third-party attributes to Magento 2 attributes as needed, as well as generate new attributes and values on the fly. For further information, follow these links: