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How to Automate Magento 2 Import & Export

- E-Commerce, Magento 2

improved import and export - Magento 2 extension

We have very good news for you: it’s no longer necessary to import/export files to/from Magento 2 manually. And below we explain how to automate Magento 2 import and export processes. Check this post and you will find out how to save tons of time and effort making your daily routine fully automated.

Of course, you need a third-party extension to achieve your goal. And we recommend you to use the Improved Import & Export Magento 2 extension, since the Magento 2 Open Source platform doesn’t add any automation to import/export processes. As a result, you have to perform each run manually, but before diving deep into the nature of our solution, let’s tell a few words about the automation itself. Continue Reading

How To Import/Export Categories to Magento 2

Magento 2 Development

Below, you will find a brief description of how to import/export categories between two Magento 2 websites. Unfortunately, this functionality is not available by default. Magento 2 leaves you alone with a huge category tree. You need to recreate it manually or rely on third parties. And we know for sure how to import and export Magento 2 categories most efficiently. This post was inspired by the Magento StackExchange discussion. Question by Rafael Corrêa Gomes; answer by KAndy. However, it is only a partial overview of the Magento 2 category import and export. A full-featured guide on how to import and export categories, with all attributes explained can be found here: Read full-featured Magento 2 Category import and export guide. Continue Reading

How to Import and Export Customer Shopping Carts in Magento 2

- E-Commerce, Magento 2, Our extensions

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

The Best Improved Import/Export Extensions for Magento 2

- E-Commerce, Magento 2

Import Export Magento 2 Modules

Improved import & export Magento 2 extensions are designed to simplify some routine Magento tasks. They revamp the default abilities of the platform by adding convenient import/export options. Although, Magento 2 provides a lot of ecommerce possibilities in this area out-of-the-box, they are still not enough for seamless migration to/from other systems as well as for performing some daily tasks. Furthermore, in case you want to import products from Magento 1 to Magento 2, one of the following tools will essentially simplify this procedure. Besides, check our digest of the Magento 1 export tools here: The Best Improved Import/Export Extensions for Magento. They will be necessary for moving data out of your old store. And don’t forget about the Complete Guide to Magento 2 Product Import / Export. In that post, we describe core nuances of the default import/export process as well as provide Magento 2 import csv examples and description. But what bout popular Magento 2 import extensions and Magento 2 export modules?

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

- E-Commerce, Magento 2, Our extensions

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 improve Magento 2 import and export speed?

- Magento 2

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Have you ever wondered why Magento 2 import and export processes are so slow? If you move data to and from your store on a regular basis, low import/export speed may become really annoying. But what is the reason for this problem and how to solve it? You will find the answer below.

Also, the article provides an alternative solution for the Magento 2 import and export performance issue. The default data transfer solution is associated not only with relatively low speed stats but also with a plethora of other hurdles that don’t let your admins manage data most efficiently. However, there is a universal solution that addresses all the issues associated with Magento’s built-in tools – the Improved Import & Export extension. You will also find its core features described below. 
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How to Apply Filters to Magento 2 Import and Export

- E-Commerce, Magento 2, Our extensions

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 Configure Import CSV File Size in Magento 2

- Fire development, Magento 2

Magento 2 Development; Magento 2 tutorial

While importing a CSV file into Magento 2, you may face the following restriction: the size of your file is more than allowed. Below, we shed light on how to change the file size limit in Magento 2. You will find a step-by-step guide on how to apply a new value to the existing restriction. Besides, we shed light upon how to avoid the timeout issue in Magento 2. If you are interested in more tips related to Magento 2, view our Developer’s Cookbook. Continue Reading

How To Synchronize Magento 2 With Any Online Marketplace To Import/Export Product Data

- E-Commerce, Magento 2

Magento 2 Omnichannel Extension

Magento 2 is not only a reliable platform for building online storefronts but also a fully-featured tool for connecting multiple branches of your business together. However, a few manipulations are required. After that, you can use your e-commerce website as a hub for omnichannel retail. The platform makes the multi-channel approach more affordable to everyone since you can easily leverage marketplaces like Google Shopping, eBay, and Amazon along with your storefront. To cover as many buyers as possible, place your goods there, generating additional sales every day. But how to synchronize Magento 2 with any online marketplace? You will discover the answer below. 

The following article sheds light on Magento 2 integrations with drop shipping platforms, price comparison engines, and online marketplaces. We explore feed export extensions and highlight their issues. Also, you will discover a universal connector – Improved Import & Export. This tool offers broad data feed management features and rich integration opportunities. The possible integrations based on the module are listed in this article too.
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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 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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