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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. 

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3.7.0 (released 20.09.2021)


  • Added filter by product categories for product export jobs
  • 20-30% speed improvements for the import jobs with code refactoring
  • Added possibility to store job logs inside the database for multi-server Magento 2 setup


  • Raised the version of “salsify/json-streaming-parser” module from ~6.0 to ~8.0
  • Fixed issue with the “Map Attributes” section mapping validation
  • Fixed issue with the validation strategy when importing a file with less rows than the maximum number of allowed errors
  • Fixed issue with the wrong order of options after importing attributes
  • Fixed issue when importing images with different roles for products when the role hasn’t been assigned
  • Fixed issue with updating the status and visibility of configurable products when using the ‘Custom logic for creation of configurable products’ setting
  • Fixed issue with ‘Disable products which are not in the file’ functionality when using the ‘MagMi’ platform for product import
  • Fixed issue with OneDrive permission problem and root slash
  • Fixed issue with the parallel launch of jobs not being executed properly
  • Fixed issue with export filter for product ‘quantity’ not working properly
  • Fixed issue with importing orders when the order isn’t correctly displayed at the store’s dashboard
  • Fixed issue with json serializer with malformed UTF-8 characters error
  • Fixed issue with CmsPage and CmsBlock export job filters not displaying relevant attributes
  • Fixed issue with Product export job filter by stock status
  • Fixed issue with import product category errors not allowing to rename categories
  • Fixed issue with updating the Salable Quantity of the product during import
  • Fixed issue with import configurable and simple products when using a Magento 1 platform

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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How to Automate Magento 2 Import & Export

- E-Commerce, Magento 2

improved import and export - Magento 2 extension

We have very good news for you: it’s no longer necessary to import/export files to/from Magento 2 manually. And below we explain how to automate Magento 2 import and export processes. Check this post and you will find out how to save tons of time and effort making your daily routine fully automated.

Of course, you need a third-party extension to achieve your goal. And we recommend you to use the Improved Import & Export Magento 2 extension, since the Magento 2 Open Source platform doesn’t add any automation to import/export processes. As a result, you have to perform each run manually, but before diving deep into the nature of our solution, let’s tell a few words about the automation itself. Continue Reading

Magento 2 Cron Configuration

- Magento 2

How to configure Cron in Magento 2

In the following article, we shed light on proper Magento 2 cron configuration. Below, you will find general advices about configuring and running cron, section related to component manager and system upgrade with cron, and a short troubleshooting guide. Continue Reading

How to setup cron in Magento 2

- Magento 2

Magento 2 Development

To execute the Magento 2 cron job, use the following code:

If you want to automate the process, add it to /etc/crontab. For instance:

More tips from Magento 2 Developer’s Cookbook

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