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The Complete Guide to Magento 2 Bundle Products, and how to import them

- E-Commerce, Magento 2

Magento 2 delivers several types of complex products. While configurable items are the first thing that comes to mind in this case, you may also leverage product bundles. Magento 2 bundle products are designed to provide customers with an additional creativity level and exceptional freedom. With this product type, they can create their own item sets from the available options. And while buying bundled products is intuitive and doesn’t differ much from other e-commerce purchases, managing them in the Magento 2 admin is a quite complex routine that needs additional elucidation.  

In this guide, we show how to create bundle products and how to import such products to the Magento 2 catalog. The article guides you through the explanation of what bundle products are, focussing on various nuances of this product type. After that, the topic of the publication shifts to another vital aspect: we explain how to create bundle products in Magento 2. The last section of this blog post is dedicated to the bundle product import to Magento 2. It describes specific attributes associated with bundle products and sheds light upon other nuances of transferring items of this type to your e-commerce website. Also, we provide a separate chapter that describes how to import bundle products to Magento 2 from Google Sheets

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How to import Magento 2 product and custom attributes

- E-Commerce, Magento 2

In this article, we talk about how to import product attributes, attribute groups, and attribute sets to a Magento 2 store. Besides, we discuss how the attributes behave and which values Magento 2 understands in the import tables. The topic is extremely important since transferring products to Magento 2 is impossible without product attributes. They dictate which values the products have and which options and variations exist. That’s why having the ability to import product attributes is a must. Since Magento 2 doesn’t let you import product attributes by default, we use the Improved Import & Export extension to manage all the processes. Below, you will find how the module works when it comes to the Magento 2 product attribute import. We provide a table with product attributes, offer tips on importing attributes to your e-commerce website, and highlight several more important aspects. 

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How to solve Specified URL key already exists error during Magento 2 import

- E-Commerce, Magento 2

When creating or importing categories and products some may encounter Magento 2 error message ‘URL key for specified store already exists’. It may be the URL rewrites, database issue, or other things not considered.

Anyways, if there is an error there will also be a solution. In this article, we will talk about how to solve Magento 2 ‘URL key for specified store already exists’ error when importing products and categories to your store.

Below, we describe when the error occurs, exploring specific conditions that cause it. This article mentions three different cases that usually lead to ‘URL key for specified store already exists. Next, we focus on the most frequent reason – duplicate URLs. You will find out how to get rid of duplicate URLs when importing data to Magento 2. The article provides separate examples for products and categories. After that, we put an emphasis on other features related to the Improved Import & Export extension – the solution that we use to address the ‘URL key for specified store already exists’ issue.

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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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The complete guide to Magento 2 simple product customizable options (custom options)

- Magento 2, Our extensions

The guide is dedicated to the customizable options — the extra settings available for simple, downloadable, and virtual products in Magento 2 that enable the creation of product variations. Products with custom options resemble configurable products staying a unique system element at the same time. Throughout the text, we’ll discover the peculiarities of custom options, learn how to use them properly, and how to import them to your Magento 2 store.

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The Improved Import / Export Magento 2 Extension by Firebear

- Magento 2, Our extensions

The Improved Import Export Magento 2 Extension by Firebear

Below, you will see a brief description of our project aimed at improving the default Magento 2 import/export functionality. Although the basic processes are significantly refined now, they still lack some important features; therefore, we work on this Magento 2 extension with the aim to build a multi-purpose solution.

Improved Import extension for Magento 2 provides a possibility to transfer your CSV, XML, JSON, XLSX, ODS files with products data and product images to Magento 2 from a remote FTP server, Dropbox, Google Sheets, a direct URL of a source file, supports dedicated categories import, REST and SOAP APIs, on the fly import of product attribute values, import/export cron jobs, and many more features!

In the article below, you will find the extension’s shortened roadmap and brief description. We separately discuss the light version of the module and its entire stack as well as share use cases. Also, this blog post contains information on how to import data from Google Sheets, transfer categories to Magento 2, import product attributes, creating new attributes on the fly, etc. Other useful materials include Magento CLI import commands, import file samples, import fields mapping reference, etc. Continue Reading

How to import and export updates within Magento 2. Consecutive Export

- E-Commerce, Magento 2, Our extensions

Saving time is a priority when we deal with database updates. The most beneficial solution in the situation is to find an adequate method and tool that will reduce the number of backend actions and prevent errors and duplication.

In this guide, we will explore which processes can be used within Magento 2 to add new data to the one previously transferred without running countless imports and exports or recreating a whole new database. 

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The Complete Guide to Magento 2 Virtual Products, and how to import them

Modern digital trading World is full of products, that must be delivered digitally. The products that don’t need shipping, packing or downloading. Such products don’t have size, weight, but they play a prominent role in global trading.

There is a dedicated type, for such kind of products, in Magento 2 ‘Virtual Products’. In this article you will learn the main aspects of using virtual products and get the instructions on how to import and export them from your Magento 2 store.
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Magento 2 import XSLT transformation – how to import any XML to Magento 2

- E-Commerce, Magento 2

When working with the suppliers, you often come across custom XML table formatting. Such tables cannot be imported to Magento 2 without giving all product attributes particular names.

Same applies to the export. Your CRM system probably accepts a set format of XML files. So as other software you might be using.

That’s why we are introducing XSLT support for Improved Import and Export extension. To help you get the required XML formatting for any needs you might have.

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