StackExchange is always a good source of answers to all possible questions, including ones related to Magento 2. Therefore, we monitor the platform to provide you with the most useful solutions posted there. This time our attention is captured by Mir, who asks about a custom import adapter for Magento 2. The author of the question is not satisfied with the default import opportunities of the platform (and we know why), so let’s find out how to solve the current issue. Find more tips in our Cookbook.Continue Reading
The following article describes how to read a CSV file and convert it into an array in Magento 2. We also shed light on an alternative way of transferring data to your e-commerce website, when you don’t need to perform complicated manipulations over CSV files or can eliminate them from data transfer entirely. More useful tips are available in our Magento 2 Cookbook.Continue Reading
Recently, we discovered an exciting topic that wasn’t highlighted in our Cookbook. Bilal Usean asked the community how to import a custom CSV file to a custom table in Magento 2. Although community members provided several ways to achieve this goal, we didn’t find any user-friendly solution aimed at people with less technical skills than required by the most rated answer. Variants discussed on StackExchange seem to be highly efficient but too complicated. However, there is one more way to import a custom CSV file to a custom table in Magento 2 with the minimum headache. Below, we provide the original answer as well as our alternative solution. Continue Reading
Images for swatch attributes can now be uploaded via ‘Attribute’ entity
Added option to resize product images after the import process, for cases when watermarks are enabled in Magento 2 Enterprise. Uses native Magento 2 libraries and can use additional library found in the manual.
Product video URLs from YouTube and Vimeo can now be included inside product image attributes
Free Migration Add-on improvements – disable Magento 2 Enterprise and Cloud staging preview when migrating to avoid errors
Fixed issue with JS showing import job features when wrong entity selected
Fixed issue with export product grid sometimes breaking
Fixed compilation issue with Magento 2.2.x
Fixed issue with directory separators if the filename is not followed by the slash
Fixed sql issue with Magento 2 Enterprise and Cloud instances for entity ID columns
Fixed issue with creating Configurable Products and image copy
Fixed issue with empty import source when any platform is selected for import
Fixed issue with decoding transaction additional_information in json format. The unnecessary decoding has been removed
Numeric validation for attribute code has been added to Attribute entity import
Below, we shed light on one very important aspect of every import process – columns (attributes) of an import file. There are lots of different entities that can be transferred into Magento 2, so you have to deal with different data depending on your particular business case. Besides, the following article explains how to import data into Magento 2 if some required columns are missed. Continue Reading
Migrating from Magento 1 to Magento 2 is not a simple task. Using Magento data import tool may be a difficult task for the store owners who are not familiar with coding and working from the command line. Even for the Magento 2 developers this task may prove difficult because of how different the entities are stored in M1 and M2.
That’s why having a tool that simplifies the procedure and leaves you with only mechanical tasks is a great time savior. In this article we will talk about how to migrate to Magento 2 using Improved Import and Export extension. Continue Reading
Unfortunately, Magento 2 doesn’t let you import a custom CSV / XML file which cannot be modified. Furthermore, it doesn’t provide any opportunity to work with the XML format. So, if you even have an XML file that satisfies other requirements of the platform, you will never update your store data. Luckily, we know the right recipe, so it is no longer a problem to import a custom CSV / XML file which you can’t modify to Magento 2.Continue Reading
Looking for a fast way to import a CSV file into your Magento 2 store? Use SSH, but how to achieve this goal: how to import a CSV file into Magento 2 via SSH? Below, we provide the answer. For more tips, guides, and advice check our Magento 2 developer’s cookbook.Continue Reading
Improved Import / Export extension for Magento 2
Improved Import and Export extension allows importing csv/xml/json files with products 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 file, and starting from 2.1.1 version Google Sheets (Read about Google Sheet Master Table). 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.
Besides, you get advanced export capabilities, including order export and export jobs, with attribute and table field mapping.
Magento 2 and Magento 1 are quite different systems. Despite both have a lot of common features, there are some core differences between them as well. For instance, there are some unique opportunities related to Magento 2product import/export. We’ve already written about import / export in Magento 1, so you can easily compare the old procedure with the new one. As for product import / export in Magento 2, it is fully described below.