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How to export specific data sets for a particular entity in Magento 2

- E-Commerce, Magento 2

Magento 2 export CLI

Another interesting StackExchange discussion has recently come under our scrutiny. This time the problem was associated with the inability to export relevant data from Magento 2. The user under the Magento Team nickname wondered how to add the Select All option into the Export Settings of Magento 2. The task was to export a single attribute of a product. However, this action is impossible in Magento 2 by default. Let’s see how tech-savvy users can address these issues and share a more merchant-friendly solution of exporting relevant data from Magento 2. Continue Reading

How to export data from Magento 2 in XLS & XLSX formats

- E-Commerce, Magento 2

Magento 2 export CLI

Recently, we’ve come across a question by user00247 regarding how to export data from Magento 2 in an XLS format. Another StackExchange user proposed a solution that is also provided below. However, it is aimed at technical users only. Therefore, we’ve decided to elaborate the provided answer with an alternative solution, shedding light on how to export data from Magento 2 in XLS & XLSX formats and what’s the difference between them. Before going any further, pay heed to the fact that Magento 2 supports neither XLS nor XLSX files by default. Continue Reading

How to export a custom entity from Magento 2

- E-Commerce, Magento 2

Magento 2 export CLI

Let’s assume that you need to export a custom entity from Magento 2 as you do with products, orders, and other records.  However, the platform doesn’t let you do that by default. The list of supported entities is quite limited. In the following article, we explain how to extend it and achieve your goal. For more useful tips on import and export, follow this link: Magento 2 Cookbook. Continue Reading

How to export customers with custom attributes in Magento 2

Magento 2 export CLI

We continue sifting the endless StackExchange desert looking for the most helpful discussion. This time, our attention has been captured by an export-related issue. Transferring customer data from Magento 2 has never been a problem. Unless you change something. In this StackExchange discussion, the author created a custom attribute before moving prospect data from the website. However, the default export tool failed. Below, we shed light on how to fix the problem and export customers with custom attributes in Magento 2 more efficiently.  Continue Reading

How to fix the “URL key for specified store already exists” issue on Magento 2 import

- E-Commerce, Magento 2

Magento 2 export CLI

Zed Blackbeard argues that it is impossible to import products to Magento 2 due to the general system exception. Magento notifies that the URL key for the specified store already exists and breaks the import. In the article below, we explore conditions that cause the problem and offer several possible resolutions. You can find more similar articles in this blog post: Magento 2 Cookbook. Continue Reading

The End of The Hosted Server Epoch: How to Run Magento 2.4 That Requires PHP 7.4 and Elasticsearch

- E-Commerce, Magento 2

Magento 2 export CLI

The long-awaited update has finally arrived. Magento 2.4.0 is officially released, and we can leverage its remarkable improvements and upgraded functionalities. Two-factor authentication is now mandatory for all admin users. Along with dozens of security enhancements, this innovation dramatically increases the overall safety of Magento. The redesigned Media Gallery, with its substantially simplified workflow, is under the disposal of Magento administrators, while developers get the ability to leverage PWA Studio more efficiently. Retail customers can streamline instore pickup, while wholesale clients face better buying routines with seller-assisted shopping, brand new purchase approval workflow, and numerous performance optimizations. Last but not least, Magento 2 introduces an updated technology stack and different platform changes, including the Laminas project instead of Zend Framework, Elasticsearch as a replacement for MySQL search, and support for newer PHP, MySQL, MariaDB, etc.

Although all novelties tend to solve current issues and enhance the experiences of anyone who interacts with the platform, some shifts bring new headaches into the loop. The support for more modern technologies means the deprecation of their older versions. While it may seem a good tendency at first glance – you get a more secure, efficient, better-performing product – the ramifications are not so bright, especially for smaller market players. So, what’s wrong with Magento 2.4.0 Continue Reading