How to Import & Export Wishlist Items in Magento 2
Do you want to import wishlist items from your old Magento 1 store or an external e-commerce system to Magento 2 but don’t know how to achieve this goal? Or are you going to expand your business and need to export wishlist items from Magento 2? Below, you will find how to circumvent the default limitations of the platform moving all the necessary data in bulk within just a few clicks.
Table of contents
- 1 Magento 2 Wishlist Items Import Export General Details
- 2 How to Import Wishlist Items into Magento 2
- 3 How to Export Wishlist Items from Magento 2
- 4 How to Import & Export Wishlist Items in Magento 2 Automatically
- 5 How to Import & Export Wishlist Items in Magento 2 via Multiple File Formats
- 6 How to Import & Export Wishlist Items in Magento 2 Without Files
- 7 How to Import Wishlist Items to Magento 2 And Avoid File Editing
- 8 Final Words
Magento 2 Wishlist Items Import Export General Details
As you might have already guessed, it is necessary to use a third-party extension to enable the missing functionality. Among several tools the allows you to import and export wishlist items to/from Magento 2, we’d like to highlight the Improved Import & Export extension, and there are several reasons do so:
- Multiple File Formats. While most competitors work with CSV and XML files only, the Improved Import & Export introduces the ability to import and export wishlist items in multiple file formats.
- Automated Data Transfers. In the case of most solutions, you should repeat import and export processes manually. Our extension lets you automate all data transfers.
- No Data File Editing. Due to the user-friendly interface of the Improved Import & Export Magento 2 extension, you can forever forget about manual data file editing.
It is also necessary to mention that you can use the Improved Import & Export Magento 2 extension to update the existing list of wishlist items in your database or create a new one. Every piece is associated with a customer bounded to him/her via an email address.
Besides, you can use the Improved Import & Export Magento 2 extension to bulk edit large volumes of information in a spreadsheet. Export wishlist data in a convenient format, edit its content and then import everything back. Now, when you know general aspects of importing/exporting wishlist items with the help of our module, let’s take a look at more specific spheres of application.
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How to Import Wishlist Items into Magento 2
The Improved Import & Export Magento 2 extension turns all data transfers to your e-commerce website into a very straightforward procedure. You need to have neither coding experience nor understanding of what’s going on under the hood of your web store. There is a user-friendly configuration procedure that takes place in your Magento admin. You should:
- Go to the import section of the Improved Import & Export extension;
- Create a new import profile: specify an update interval, a file format, and a source, an entity (wishlist items), etc.
- Save the profile and run the import process.
That’s all you need to know about how to import wishlist items into Magento 2. If you want to find out some additional details, please, follow this link: How to add a new import job.
How to Export Wishlist Items from Magento 2
The opposite procedure is as simple as the one described above. You don’t need any additional skills to master the Magento 2 wishlist items export. It consists of the same basic steps:
- Go to the export section of the Improved Import & Export extension;
- Create a new export profile: specify an update interval, a file format, and a source, an entity (wishlist items), etc.
- Save the profile and run the export process.
Even a child can export wishlist items from Magento 2. For further information on how to configure a new export profile, check this article: How to add a new export job.
How to Import & Export Wishlist Items in Magento 2 Automatically
Now, we’d like to draw your attention to some advanced features of the Improved Import & Export Magento 2 extension. First of all, it is the ability to make all data transfers automated. If you need to move wishlist items between two platforms periodically, then our module will essentially improve your daily routine. Due to cron support, it allows creating custom update schedules. By using the default cron syntax, you can specify an interval that will be used to launch import/export processes in a fully automated manner.
If you don’t want to deal with the syntax, there is another way to let the extension do the work for you. We offer a list of predefined intervals. Just select one that suits your needs. Note that it is possible to customize the chosen schedule if necessary.
And we fully understand that certain processes don’t need a schedule. For instance, you are going to import wish list items from Magento 1 to Magento 2; it seems to be a one-time procedure. Consequently, no update schedule is required. And the Improved Import & Export Magento 2 extension provides the ability to avoid it. Every profile can be configured for a manual launch only.
Also, note that you can launch every scheduled profile manually if necessary. This feature is designed to help you avoid unpleasant situations when crucial information is provided today, but the update is planned for tomorrow. With the Improved Import & Export Magento 2 extension, you can effortlessly launch the corresponding data transfer in an asynchronous mode.
Take a look at the following gif to see how simple is a configuration section where you manage schedules:
How to Import & Export Wishlist Items in Magento 2 via Multiple File Formats
As we’ve already mentioned, the Improved Import & Export Magento 2 extension provides the ability to move data using multiple file formats. Our module is designed to exceed the boundaries of Magento 2 and let our clients enjoy the top-notch experience. Therefore, we always try to find weaknesses in the way Magento and our competitors work and provide a better realization of default processes.
While our favorite e-commerce platform is bound to CSV – the same is about most competitors – we introduce a bunch of supported formats. In addition to the default one, the Improved Import & Export Magento 2 extension lets you leverage XML, JSON, ODS, and Excel. Thus, you can forever forget about converting everything into CSV files. Furthermore, the opposite action is eliminated as well since our module allows creating output files in any of the supported formats.
Furthermore, the Improved Import & Export Magento 2 extension offers multiple file sources that substantially improve the default conditions of wishlist items import and export in Magento 2. First of all, you can use your local server to import data from or export it to. Since this option is not suitable for all integrations, we also offer an opportunity to use a remote server for the same purposes. Both features are provided due to the extended FTP/SFTP support.
At the same time, the Improved Import & Export Magento 2 extension allows you to leverage cloud technologies in your wishlist items transfers. Our plugin is integrated with Dropbox so that you can use your account there to run both import and export processes.
The third supported file source is suitable for Magento 2 import processes only, but it radically simplifies the migration. The Improved Import & Export extension allows you to transfer data files to your e-commerce website using a direct URL address. Specify it in the corresponding section of your import profile, and our plugin will move all data files stored there into your e-commerce store.
Also, note that compressed files are no longer a problem. If Magento 2 doesn’t support them by default, you can freely import data archives using Improved Import & Export. The extension will unpack everything automatically.
How to Import & Export Wishlist Items in Magento 2 Without Files
Another great opportunity that dramatically enhances the default functionality of Magento 2 is represented by the ability to import and export wishlist items and other entities to/from Magento 2 without data files. First of all, you can import all the necessary information which is stored in Google Sheets. The integration with a third-party service via a popular service looks as follows:
If you need to create a bidirectional flow of data, the Improved Import & Export Magento 2 extension introduces three more ways to achieve this goal. Our module provides the ability to integrate your e-commerce store with an external system using SOAP API, REST API, or GraphQL API. Usually, such connections are used to establish a complex integration, but the import/export of wishlist items can be a part of it.
How to Import Wishlist Items to Magento 2 And Avoid File Editing
And, as we’ve mentioned at the beginning of this article, it is no longer a problem to avoid data file editing caused by different attribute standards. The Improved Import & Export Magento 2 extension offers two ways of solving this problem. First of all, you can rely on mapping presets. Our team has already matched attributes used in multiple external systems to ones used in Magento 2. As a result, there is no need to map third-party designations to the local ones – the Improved Import & Export extension will do everything for you. It is just necessary to select a mapping preset suitable for your integration.
Since we’ve been talking about the migration from Magento 1 to Magento 2, the functionality of mapping presets is illustrated using this example. The following gif show how straightforward and user-friendly the process of attributes mapping becomes if you use presets:
Alternatively, the Improved Import & Export Magento 2 extension lets you do the same things manually. You still don’t need to edit data files since the matching procedure takes place in the same cozy admin interface. Just select a third-party attribute used in a data file with your wishlist items and specify a corresponding internal one in front of it. Besides, you can add a hardcoded value that will be applied to all items in this attribute column. Nothing difficult:
Advanced Mapping Features
Since we are already talking about mapping features, it is necessary to complete the introduction to the corresponding functionality of the Improved Import & Export Magento 2 extension. With our module, you can map not only attributes but also their values. It is possible either match them or edit in bulk. Let’s take a look at each feature separately.
The ability to map attribute values is based on the same principle as attribute matching. Furthermore, it takes place in the same environment. Select an external value and map it to the one used within Magento right in the mapping interface. Note that you can match multiple external values to a single one. For further information, check this post: Attribute Values Mapping.
As for attribute values editing, there are several ways to run it. The first opportunity introduced in the Improved Import & Export Magento 2 extension is based on the ability to add a prefix to multiple values in bulk. At the same time, you can add suffixes as well. Besides, our module allows merging or splitting data if necessary. And you can create various conditions to apply the new changes in the most precise manner. To find more information about this feature, read this article: How to Modify Attribute Values During Import and Export in Magento 2.
Another mapping opportunity of the Improved Import & Export Magento 2 extension lets you match external categories with ones used internally. The category mapping functionality dramatically improves your daily routine related to data transfers that include product categories not suitable for your database. You can match everything within a few clicks. Alternatively, it is possible to create new categories right during the import procedure to assign imported products to. You can find both options illustrated here: Category Mapping.
The last feature we’d like to draw your attention to in this chapter is the ability to create attributes on the fly. Data absent in the import file always causes multiple headaches that can be prevented now. You only have to specify the necessary parameters for the creation of missing attributes so that the extension will add them automatically. Check the corresponding chapter of this post for further details: Product attributes import.
In the following video, you can see the Improved Import & Export Magento 2 extension described in more detail:
You must admit that importing or exporting wishlist items to/from Magento 2 is a simple process if you use the Improved Import & Export extension. The module allows automating all data transfers and doesn’t link you to a single file format. You can even establish a direct connection with an external system to run the transfer. In case you still have any questions, follow the link below and contact our support:
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