"Improved Import"

Value For Status Attribute Contains Incorrect Value: How To Fix Error During Magento 2 Import

- E-Commerce, Magento 2, Our extensions

Magento 2 Development; Magento 2 tutorial

When you try to manage a standard import process in Magento 2, you may face lots of issues and inconveniences caused by the platform’s requirements and limitations. For instance, we’ve already described how to fix ‘General System Exception Happened’ Error and eliminate it as fast as possible and with the minimum effort. Today, we’d like to draw your attention to another problem that often occurs during Magento 2 import. Meet the ‘Value For Status Attribute Contains Incorrect Value’ error. The following article sheds light on how to fix it, prevent multiple import issues, and make data transfers more user-friendly. Note that we use the Improved Import & Export Magento 2 extension to solve the problem and prevent other inconveniences. Therefore, you will also find its features described in the following material. Continue Reading

How to Import & Export Data Between Magento 2 & Google Drive

- E-Commerce, Magento 2, Our extensions

Magento 2 Google Drive Import Export

As long as we run this blog, more and more improvements to the default functionality of the Magento platform will be revealed. And today, we are going to describe how to enhance the standard import and export processes with the ability to synchronize your e-commerce website with any partners using Google Drive. Since everyone has access to the popular file storage, this improvement will be handy. The following article sheds light on how to import and export entities between Magento 2 and Google Drive. Of course, the enhancement is impossible if you use the default Magento 2 tools, but it is not an unsolvable problem. And below, we show how to synchronize and automate data exchanges on the basis of Google Drive.

In the following article, you will find a brief overview of the Magento 2 Google Drive integration. After that, we shed light on the general facts related to transferring data between our favorite e-commerce platform and the popular file storage. You will learn how to choose a proper import and export solution for your Magento 2 Google Drive data synchronization

Next, we proceed to the core steps of the integration preparation. You will discover how to install Google API libraries and get Google Drive API credentials. After that, the article focuses on establishing a connection between Magento 2 and Google Drive. We describe how to configure a Service Account and share a Google Drive folder. The next chapters are dedicated to the configuration of import and export jobs for Magento 2 and Google Sheets integration and exploring use cases. Since the integration incorporates Improved Import & Export, you will also find its features described below.

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How to import data from SAP ASE (Sybase) database to Magento 2

Magento 2 SAP ASE Sybase Data Import

What if a vital data update is stored within the SAP Adaptive Server database but you need to transfer it to your Magento 2 website? The default tools built into your e-commerce store are useless if you need to create a direct connection. The same is about most third-party tools. So, how to move the crucial information to your e-commerce store most efficiently? Below, you will find the answer. We describe a common way of importing SAP ASE bases into Magento 2 and then compare it with a more user-friendly approach.

The common way of moving SAP ASE tables into Magento 2 is a complex procedure that consists of several steps. First of all, you need to perform a CSV export from the Sybase SQL server. We describe this process in the dedicated step-by-step guide below. Next, you need to map third-party attributes to Magento 2 records. After that, it is possible to import an SAP ASE table into Magento 2. You will find the pros and cons of this approach below.

As for the easy way of moving Sybase SQL server bases into Magento 2, it is way more straightforward since it involves Improved Import & Export. You provide the connection parameters and configure other aspects of your data transfer. That’s it! Let’s explore each step of both procedures in more detail and compare two approaches side by side.
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How to Import & Export Newsletter Subscribers in Magento 2

Let’s suppose that you run an online business with lots of newsletter subscribers but want to move them to a brand new Magento 2 website. Although Magento 2 doesn’t let you do that with the help of its default import and export tools, there is a solution that enables the desired functionality. Meet the Improved Import & Export extension. With its help, you will freely import and export newsletter subscribers in Magento 2.

In the following article, we focus on how to manage newsletter subscribers in Magento 2. You will also discover the conditions you should create prior to importing subscriber data to your e-commerce website. Besides, we explain how to create a table with attributes repeated to newsletter subscribers. And of course, there is a guide on how to move newsletter subscribers from Magento 1 to Magento 2. If you are going to migrate from your old e-commerce website to a brand new one, you’ve come to the right place. The general details about Magento 2 newsletter subscribers’ import and export are also gathered below.
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Invalid Option Value: How To Fix Magento 2 Import Error

Magento 2 Development; Magento 2 tutorial

Below, we explore another common problem that prevents Magento 2 import processes. No matter whether you’ve faced the Invalid Option Value Error or not but it may occur when you import a configurable product with many options. Below, we study two cases and provide several resolutions to the issue. Firstly, we explain a situation when it is impossible to save changes in a configurable product due to its custom options. Secondly, you will peruse a case when a user cannot import a configurable product from a CSV file. After that, the article sheds light on a time-consuming resolution provided in a StackExchange discussion. Since we also know how to address the issue, you will find several tips on how to manage configurable products with numerous custom options. Besides, we describe an enhanced import procedure that incorporates the Improved Import & Export Magento 2 extension.
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How to Import Shipping Tracking Numbers to Magento 2

Magento 2 Tracking Number Import

It is essential to provide customers with all the information about the goods and services you sell. While displaying all product details is an obvious and easy-to-implement task, managing tracking numbers in Magento 2 is way more sophisticated. For instance, your e-commerce website doesn’t let you transfer them from an external system. Consequently, you cannot automate the integration between Magento 2 and shipping providers. However, there is a tool that addresses the existing issues and enables seamless synchronization of your e-commerce website and third-party platforms.

In the following post, we shed light on how to import shipping tracking numbers to Magento 2. Since you cannot do that with the default Magento platform, it is necessary to leverage the Improved Import & Export extension. This reliable solution enables rich import functionality, provides robust export capabilities and offers tons of other features that dramatically enhance every integration. Let’s figure out how to import shipping information to Magento 2 seamlessly.

Below, you will learn about Magento 2 tracking number import. We provide a list of all features that Improved Import & Export delivers in this dimension. After that, you will figure out how to import and export Magento 2 tracking/shipping codes. The last chapter of this article described other features associated with our extension. Continue Reading

Magento 2 Order Export Extensions Comparison (Amasty, Xtento, Wyomind, Commerce Extensions)

- E-Commerce, Magento 2

Magento 2 Order Export Extensions Comparison (Amasty, Xtento, Wyomind, Commerce Extensions)

Chances are, you are going to connect your Magento 2 store to an external platform that works with order data. It can be any service that simplifies the default ecommerce routine or adds some new possibilities. ERPs, CRMs, warehouses, dropshipping systems, or carriers may require this information. Unfortunately, it is hard to provide it unless you use a third-party Magento 2 module. Below, we compare four different Magento 2 order export extensions: Amasty Export Orders, Xtento Order Export, Wyomind Mass Order Export, and Commerce Extensions Import Export Bulk Orders. Besides, you can check our Improved Import Export for Magento 2, which also helps to achieve the same goal and provides dozens of features that are not available with the solutions mentioned above. Continue Reading

How to Import & Export Data from Office 365 Excel Online to Magento 2

Magento 2 Import Export Office 365 Excel Online

Do you use Office 365? Perhaps, your e-commerce partners do that? Anyhow, we have some good news for you: it is possible to connect Magento 2 to Office 365 Excel Online directly. By default, Magento 2 doesn’t provide this opportunity. Furthermore, it doesn’t offer support for native Excel files, but we know a reliable solution that enables the data import and export from Office 365 Excel Online in Magento 2.

In the following article, we briefly describe what Microsoft Office 365 Excel is. Consider it a reliable alternative to Google Sheets! After that, you will learn how to import and export data from Office 365 Excel Online into Magento 2. We describe the features of the Magento 2 Office 365 Excel integration and provide a step-by-step guide on how to import data from the popular service into your e-commerce website. In addition, there is a chapter that describes the benefits of this integration. 

The last section of the article is dedicated to the Improved Import & Export extension since it is the foundation of the integration. We describe such features as cron-based automation, mapping, supported file formats, and sources, as well as alternative ways to exchange data between Magento 2 and other systems.
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The Ultimate Guide to the Future of E-Commerce

ecommerce trends; digital sales; online shopping

E-commerce has seen steady growth for years, but after COVID-19 hit the world, online retails faced both new challenges and possibilities in developing their business. As a year after the start of the pandemic passed, the online sales landscape has changed dramatically. The avoidance of face-to-face contacts, store closures, and numerous coronavirus-related restrictions has forever changed customer behavior patterns. While the economy and society are undergoing a crucial shift, e-commerce merchants need to adjust their business strategy according to the new requirements.

Since more consumers turn to online shopping, digital transformation becomes inevitable for sellers who want to keep their business going and meet new customer demands. By adopting the latest technologies, implementing personalization techniques into the marketing strategy, and switching to more efficient supply chain practices, companies can achieve success in the upcoming years. To help you better understand in which direction to move and which activities to focus on, we’ve compiled a list of emerging e-commerce trends that are changing the business environment in 2021 and are expected to stay for the years to come. By understanding the expectations of a modern buyer and taking appropriate strategic actions a few steps ahead, it is possible to turn crisis times into an opportunity and ensure consistent business growth.

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Magento 2 import and export guide list

Since Magento 2 import and export are complex processes that require additional knowledge and skills, it is hard to cover all their nuances in a single article. Therefore, you can find dozens of materials dedicated to Magento 2 data transfers in our blog. To simplify your interactions with all these publications, we’ve gathered them in this guide list. Below, you will find articles related to Magento 2 import and export processes divided into the following groups: General import instructions, Magento 2 product import, Additional import entities, other articles. We describe the native data transfer solutions as well as shed light upon the core alternatives. You will find out how to automate import/export processes, transfer data from external systems, use Google Sheets and other platforms to move data files from, leverage APIs in import and export processes, etc. By default, Magento 2 offers quite scarce data transfer solutions, especially when it comes to the Open Source version. However, you can easily enhance the basic functionality. Read the corresponding materials listed below to discover the most reliable ways to get fully featured import/export instruments.

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