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FireBear Improved Import & Export for Magento 2 – Extension Change Log

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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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3.8.0 (released 16.05.2022)

Features

  • Compatibility with Magento 2.4.4 Open Source and Adobe Commerce with PHP 8.1
  • Setup scripts changed to a declarative scheme
  • Added ‘Import base image as small and thumbnail’ setting to the import product job
  • Added ‘additional images’ and ‘additional image labels’ fields to the product attributes list for copy values when creating configurable products
  • Added row split by store_view_code during product import
  • Added ‘name’ field of the product for the ‘Reviews’ export

Bugfixes

  • Fixed issue with the ‘Custom logic for creation of configurable products’ functionality when using custom rules
  • Fixed issue with importing an order with multiple shipments
  • Fixed issue with ‘Export page by page’ functionality
  • Fixed issue with URL when importing multiple rows for the same product, now the URLs do not have a duplication issue
  • Fixed issue with adding advanced pricing during product import, it is now added properly
  • Fixed issue with the re-import of images that were deleted from the media directory
  • Fixed issue with extra import file types when the ‘Use API’ is enabled
  • Fixed issue with creating custom options when exporting products
  • Fixed issue with incorrect category image name after importing categories
  • Fixed issue when the associated products were not added to the grouped product if the import table had a specific store view value
  • Fixed issue with products caching functionality when using platforms during import
  • Fixed issue with an empty category field in a configurable product when created using custom logic
  • Added an ‘overflow’ css property to the categories mapping fields
  • Fixed issue with importing products when the catalog price scope is a website
  • Fixed issue with saving category URL key and category URL path
  • Fixed issue with an empty store_name field in the categories export file
  • Fixed issue with replacing advanced pricing because of the missing IDs in Magento
  • Fixed issue with different number of row customizers when running export jobs from different scopes
  • Fixed issue with archiving import file after importing from remote sources
  • Fixed issue with importing product with ‘Only update’ behavior when the ‘Undefined index:sku’ exception occurs
  • Fixed issue with the endless paginated export of products
  • Fixed issue with ‘Map Categories’ mapping section
  • Fixed issue with importing categories from an Excel XLSX file
  • Fixed issue with URL key validation when importing categories
  • Fixed issue with importing products with same URL keys when they are on different stores not being possible
  • Fixed ‘Passing null to argument of type string is deprecated’ issue (compatibility with PHP version 8.1 and Magento version 2.4.4)
  • Fixed issue with nesting level of tags in templates (compatibility with Magento version 2.4.4)
  • Replaced some calls to deprecated js functions with calls to recommended functions (compatibility with JQuery version 3.3.2 and Magento version 2.4.4)
  • Fixed issue with mappings on the product import/export edit page (compatibility with Magento version 2.4.4)
  • Fixed issue with export when source is REST API and file format is ODS, XLSX or JSON
  • Fixed issue with import via sFTP (compatibility with Magento version 2.4.4)
  • Fixed issue with copying multiple additional images from a simple product to configurable when creating a configurable product on the fly
  • Fixed issue with running ‘queue:consumers’ commands (Compatibility with Magento 2.4.4 and php8.1)
  • Fixed issue with product export (Compatibility with Magento 2.4.4 and php8.1)
  • Fixed issue with data export to OneDrive (Compatibility with Magento 2.4.4 and php8.1)
  • Fixed issue with data export to Google Sheets
  • Fixed issue with the order view page after order import
  • Replaced the ‘box/spout’ library with the ‘openspout/openspout’ library (Compatibility with Magento 2.4.4 and php8.1)
  • Fixed issue with a product import when ‘Round Special Price to 0.49 or 0.99’ setting is enabled (Compatibility with Magento 2.4.4 and php8.1)
  • Fixed issue with importing images
  • Fixed issue with order export (Compatibility with Magento 2.4.4 and php8.1)

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How to Import Data via GraphQL API into Magento 2

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Magento 2 graphql import export

The following article describes how to import and export data into/from Magento 2 with the help of GraphQL API. This connection type is yet impossible out of the box, but the community is working hard to introduce it as a replacement for REST API. At the same time, some tools enable Magento 2 GraphQL API import and export right now. For instance, you can leverage the Magento 2 GraphQL API import and export processes with the Improved Import & Export Magento 2 module. The following article sheds light on how to import data into Magento 2 via GraphQL API with the help of our extension. You will find out how to enable the Magento 2 GraphQL API import and what extra benefits it is associated with. If you are not familiar with what GraphQL API is, we’ve also prepared a chapter that describes this standard and its benefits over REST and SOAP. Besides, there is an FAQ section that provides answers to frequently asked questions about GraphQL and Magento 2 import/export processes.
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How to Import Data via SOAP API into Magento 2

Magento 2 SOAP API Data Import

Below, we shed light on how to enable Magento 2 SOAP API import. Unfortunately, this functionality is not possible by default, but you can add the missing feature to your e-commerce store with the help of a third-party extension. The following article sheds light on SOAP, compares it with REST, and offers a reliable tool for enabling the corresponding functionality for Magento 2. You can leverage the Magento 2 SOAP API import and export processes with the Improved Import & Export Magento 2 module

The following article sheds light on how to import data into Magento 2 via SOAP API with the help of our extension. We discuss how to enable the Magento 2 SOAP API import and what extra benefits you can get. If you are not familiar with what SOAP API is, we’ve also prepared a chapter that describes this standard. Besides, there is an FAQ section that provides answers to frequently asked questions about SOAP and Magento 2 import/export processes.
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How to Import & Export Product Reviews in Magento 2

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Magento 2 Product Reviews Import Export

Although Magento gets new and new features providing its customers with multiple opportunities that have been previously available only via third-party extensions, the platform still lacks some vital data transfer functions. For instance, you cannot import and export product reviews to/from Magento 2. However, there is always a possible resolution in a huge ecosystem of modules. Below, we shed light on how to import and export product reviews in Magento 2 in the most user-friendly manner with the help of the Improved Import & Export Magento 2 extension. You will discover a sample import and export table for product reviews with all its attributes explained. After that, we will teach you how to automatically import product reviews to Magento 2 on a regular basis. The corresponding export processes are described too. These and other nuances are available below. But before going any further, let’s emphasize several aspects of our extension that take place in the Magento 2 product reviews import and export
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How to Map (Match) Attribute Values During Import in Magento 2

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Magento 2 Attribute Values Mapping Import

You might have already faced numerous problems caused by attributes and attribute values that don’t follow the Magento requirements. By default, it is impossible to import them to Magento 2. Different systems have unique requirements regarding the way information is stored in their databases. Therefore, you cannot transfer data between them directly. It is always necessary to apply changes to the output created beyond Magento 2 to run a successful import to your e-commerce website. And this process is usually time-consuming. The more unsupported values your data file contains the more work has to be done. 

However, there is a user-friendly way of editing third-party data. Meet the Improved Import & Export Magento 2 extension. The module lets you automate the attribute editing processes so that you can freely import data from external platforms to Magento 2. Below, we shed light on how to match third-party attributes and attribute values to the corresponding Magento 2 values during import. You will find a guide for the default Magento 2 import tool. After that, we provide a description of our approach that saves tons of time and lets you automate further data updates.
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How to Import and Export Magento 2 Shared Catalogs

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Magento 2 Shared Catalogs Import and Export

In the following article, you will find everything about Magento 2 shared catalogs. It is a guide dedicated to this B2B entity where we also explore various associated management processes. You will find out what Magento 2 shared catalogs are, how to create shared catalogs, what the nuances of sharing are, and how to import and export shared catalogs in Magento 2. The entity has huge potential for B2B merchants; however, if you don’t know how to manage shared catalogs you will probably waste it. Therefore, arm yourself with patience and peruse this guide. If you don’t know how to import or export shared catalogs between your Magento 2 store and an external e-commerce website, you’ve come to the right place. But let’s first define what shared catalogs are.
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How to Import and Export Customer Shopping Carts in Magento 2

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Magento 2 Shopping Carts Import Export

The shopping cart functionality of Magento 2 has been updated multiple times. Every new version introduced vital improvements for both customers and store administrators. In the following post, we shed light on new Magento 2 shopping cart features, discuss the updated functionality, and provide a tool designed to import and export Magento 2 shopping carts and all the related data within just a few clicks.

As a store administrator, you get the ability to manage shopping carts of customers who are now online – a new feature that is explained below. Besides, it is possible to access the persistent carts – a new term used to call abandoned carts – of shoppers who are not currently logged in to their accounts.

In both cases, you are able to add and remove products, transfer items from customer activities, and create orders. As for the respective import and export processes, they are available via third-party software. In this article, we use the Improved Import & Export Magento 2 extension to show how to transfer Magento 2 shopping carts. Continue Reading

How to Import Compressed Data (ZIP, TAR, TGZ) to Magento 2

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Magento 2 Compressed Data ZIP TAR TGZ Import

What if your partner provides a vital data update in a compressed file? Prior to importing it to Magento 2, you need to unpack the archive. Next, if a file stored there is not CSV, you need to run the conversion. Furthermore, if it contains unsupported attributes, you need to replace them with the ones used in Magento 2. All these actions consume tons of time. However, it is possible to automate them. 

The following article discusses two ways of importing compressed data to Magento 2. Firstly, we shed light on a common approach that slightly simplifies the algorithm described above. Secondly, you will discover an alternative solution that dramatically improves the corresponding admin experience. It not only enables the import of archives to Magento 2 but also supports many more file types and enables the import of third-party data to Magento 2. Below, you will find out how to import ZIP and TAR to Magento 2 with the help of the Improved Import & Export extension.

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How to Apply Filters to Magento 2 Import and Export

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Magento 2 Import Export Filters

Imagine a situation when there is a massive data file with thousands of SKUs, but you need to import items with a price lower than $100 or products from a specific category. Or let’s assume that you need to create an export file that contains products that are enabled, have a price higher than 0, are in stock, and are visible in Catalog and Search or just in Catalog. How to do that? You need to apply filters to Magento 2 import and export or create import and export conditions. The following article sheds light on various details of both processes. Continue Reading

How to Run Magento 2 Import if Required Columns Are Missed

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Magento 2 Import without Required Columns

Below, we shed light on a very important aspect of every import process – columns (attributes) of an import file. What if your data table doesn’t contain one? By default, you face the inability to transfer the update to your Magento 2 website. 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. However, the absence of the smallest detail can ruin all your data transfer efforts. Especially if you use the default data transfer solutions. 

Luckily, we know how to prevent such issues. Meet the Improved Import & Export Magento 2 extension. With the help of this plugin, you can import data to Magento 2 if some required columns are missed. The following article describes this process. You can either add the necessary columns manually or automate the addition of the missing data using the module’s functionality. Besides, you will discover the required CSV file structure as well as core features of the Improved Import & Export Magento 2 extension
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