The following guide describes custom options in Magento 2. You will learn what Magento 2 custom options are and how to manage them. Customizable options (another term used to define this product feature) introduce extra settings for simple, downloadable, and virtual products in Magento 2 to enable the creation of product variations. Although Magento 2 products with custom options resemble configurable products, they are a unique system element with multiple nuances that we explore throughout the following text. So, below, you will discover the peculiarities of Magento 2 custom product options and learn how to use them properly. A separate chapter explains how to import customizable options in Magento 2.
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.
3.8.6 (released 20.09.2023)
- Log Files Management Automation. The latest version provides the ability to clear import/export log files automatically. Two options are available: “Clear import/export logs by cron” and “Days Saved in Log”.
- Developer Improvement. The “categoriesMapping” method is now public.
- Product Online Import. The extension does not disable products when the “product_online” field is empty in the import file.
- Image Import. The following improvements to the image import process were introduced in 3.8.6:
- A new product import option called “Keep original image name” is available. When enabled, it keeps the original image name when importing images by URL.
- Import images by URL when the URL contains a port number.
- Import images by URL when the URL contains spaces.
- Products not in Import List. The “Update Products that are not in the import list” feature now has the following new options:
- Set products to “Out of stock” status
- Set products qty to 0
- Set products to “Out of stock” status and set products qty to 0
- Google Drive Import. The extension now replaces the existing export file on Google Drive instead of creating a new file with a duplicated name.
- Order Import. Support for one-line addresses when importing orders.
In this article, we’d like to draw your attention to the Improved Import & Export Magento 2 extensions. The following blog post contains all the information about the data transfer module. Below, you will find the Improved Import & Export Extension manual that sheds light upon all the key aspects associated with the plugin. We describe its installation, configuration, and import/export transfers, teach you how to add a new import and export job, talk about import and export processes associated with different entities. You will also discover various nuances of running data transfers via CLI, automating processes, using extension customization endpoints, and performing troubleshooting. Various use cases and specific features are also described in the manual.
Improved Import and Export extension allows importing and exporting CSV/XML/JSON files with product 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, Google Sheets, etc. 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 features.
Besides, you get advanced export capabilities, including order export and export jobs, with attribute and table field mapping.
The following article sheds light on how to import orders to Magento 2. Merchants usually do that when they migrate to Magento 2 or synchronize their business with external marketplaces. However, you cannot do that within the admin’s default tools. Therefore, a third-party extension is necessary to maintain this process.
Besides, the blog post explains how to export orders from Magento 2. This procedure comes in handy in similar cases: when the migration from Magento 2 is required or orders are processed in external systems. Unlike the Magento 2 order import, the corresponding export process is available in the administration right on the order page. Although you can transfer orders from your website with the help of the default tools, we describe a more fully featured but at the same time natural way of doing that.
In the article below, you will discover how the order import works. We explore the Magento 2 order file structure and generate invoices and shipments while importing tracking numbers. You will also see how to export orders from Magento 2. The last chapter of the article reveals other features of the tool that we use to run data transfers.
The following article explains how to use external image URLs in Magento 2 import. Although this functionality is possible by default, there are several alternative ways to do so. Below, we focus on the default approach and one of the alternatives. So, how to import product images to Magento 2 using external URLs? Check useful tips here: Magento 2 Cookbook. Continue Reading
In this article, we explain how to fix the “The source file moving process failed” error in Magento 2. It may occur in Magento 2.4 upon import. If you’ve already experienced this issue, you will find the solution below. Check our Magento 2 cookbook for more tips like that. The following material incorporates a
Have you ever been in a situation when Magento 2 doesn’t let you import product images? Although there may be numerous factors that cause this problem, we explore a particular case. Below, you will learn why the “Imported resource (image) could not be downloaded” error occurs in Magento 2 and how to fix it. This post incorporates materials from this
What is Matrixify? How to use Matrixify? What are its core features and goals? Below, we review the Matrixify Shopify app to let you know the answers. We aim to highlight the core features of this tool, illustrate how Matrixify works, and figure out whether is the number one import and export solution for the Shopify ecosystem or not. A brief Matrixify template tutorial is also available in this article, along with Matrixify pricing plans.
The core goal of the Shopify Matrixify app is to help merchants bulk import and export human-readable Excel and CSV files. Although the default Shopify data transfer instruments are also capable of doing that, the third-party solution dramatically extends the platform’s basic abilities. For instance, it lets you import Shopify orders! But is it enough to cover all the data transfer demands? You will find out soon. If you want more information on the default instruments, read these two materials: The Ultimate Guide to Shopify Import & The Ultimate Guide to Shopify Export. Continue Reading
In the following article, we shed light on how to update orders in Magento 2 with the help of CSV files. Since this procedure is impossible if you use the platform’s default import tools, many merchants try to find the most reliable and flexible solution. We will describe such an instrument below. In this article, you will learn how to update the order status in Magento 2 via CSV and files of other formats. As you might have already guessed, there is no need to reinvent the bicycle. It is only necessary to choose one of the available solutions. So, let’s see what Magento 2 extension lets you update orders in Magento 2 in the most flexible manner. Please, check our cookbook for more similar articles. Continue Reading