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Improved Import / Export Magento 2 Extension Manual

- Magento 2, Our extensions

Manual for
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.

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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
Improved Import & Export for Magento 2
Extension Manual | FAQ | Demo | Sample Files

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.

3.5.1 (released 19.02.2021)

Features

  • Magento 2.4.2 support and compatibility
  • Find & Replace filters for Import jobs – allows searching for attribute values and replacing phrases or individual words or numbers with new values
  • Index management – it is now possible to choose which indices should be reindexed after the import is finished
  • Archive file after import – it is now possible to archive imported files downloaded to Magento 2 server right after the import is finished
  • Archive file after export – it is now possible to archive exported files right after the export is finished
  • Archive file before consecutive export – it is now possible to archive exported files before the consecutive run of the export job to preserve previously exported file
  • Attribute Mapping section pagination added – now every 10 rows of mapping are grouped into a page to improve the import job load speed 
  • Magento 1 product mapping preset has been reenabled and is now available
  • Improved import job pages loading speed

Bugfixes

  • Fixed issue when trying to save a job from the job grid
  • Fixed issue where Json file type and ‘URL’ import source would receive three or more calls to retrieve the import file
  • Fixed conflict between ‘Disable products not in list’ and ‘Enabled Cache Products’, when cached products were considered as not in the list and were disabled after consecutive import
  • Fixed issue with Categories import, when ‘Use default value’ checkbox was not applied to ‘URL Key’ field after import
  • Fixed issue with adapter classes loaded through DI.xml or ObjectManager
  • Fixed issue with export jobs running automatically on Magento 2 System Events even when disabled
  • Fixed issue when export files were not available for download from Magento 2 admin panel when export job was executed from the command line
  • Password field now properly hides any input
  • Restricted use of the same file path for multiple export jobs – now every export job should have a unique destination
  • Fixed issue product import resulting in Option.php error
  • Fixed issue with REST API when using import
  • Fixed issue with undefined index issue on Import job save
  • Fixed issue when ‘Advanced Pricing’ entity files couldn’t validate on Magento 2 Cloud
  • Fixed issue with ‘Map Attributes’ section displaying attributes only for ‘Products’ entity

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How to Import Custom Files to Shopify

- E-Commerce, Shopify

 shopify import & export app

Fail to import custom files to Shopify? You’ve come to the right place. Although you cannot do that with the platform’s default tools, an alternative solution is suitable for this procedure. In the following article, we describe where the issue comes from and how to address it.  Continue Reading

How to add a custom import adapter in Magento 2

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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

How to Read a CSV File & Convert It into an Array in Magento 2

- E-Commerce, Fire development, Magento 2

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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

How to Import Custom CSV to Custom Table in Magento 2

- E-Commerce, Fire development, Magento 2

Magento 2 import export debug log

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

How to Run Magento 2 Import if Required Columns Are Missed

- E-Commerce, Magento 2, Our extensions

Magento 2 Import without Required Columns

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

How to migrate from Magento 1 to Magento 2 with Improved Import and Export extension

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

How To Import Custom CSV / XML File Which You Can’t Modify To Magento 2

- Magento 2

Magento 2 Color Swatches Extension

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