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

- Magento 2, Our extensions
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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3.7.0 (released 20.09.2021)


  • Added filter by product categories for product export jobs
  • 20-30% speed improvements for the import jobs with code refactoring
  • Added possibility to store job logs inside the database for multi-server Magento 2 setup


  • Raised the version of “salsify/json-streaming-parser” module from ~6.0 to ~8.0
  • Fixed issue with the “Map Attributes” section mapping validation
  • Fixed issue with the validation strategy when importing a file with less rows than the maximum number of allowed errors
  • Fixed issue with the wrong order of options after importing attributes
  • Fixed issue when importing images with different roles for products when the role hasn’t been assigned
  • Fixed issue with updating the status and visibility of configurable products when using the ‘Custom logic for creation of configurable products’ setting
  • Fixed issue with ‘Disable products which are not in the file’ functionality when using the ‘MagMi’ platform for product import
  • Fixed issue with OneDrive permission problem and root slash
  • Fixed issue with the parallel launch of jobs not being executed properly
  • Fixed issue with export filter for product ‘quantity’ not working properly
  • Fixed issue with importing orders when the order isn’t correctly displayed at the store’s dashboard
  • Fixed issue with json serializer with malformed UTF-8 characters error
  • Fixed issue with CmsPage and CmsBlock export job filters not displaying relevant attributes
  • Fixed issue with Product export job filter by stock status
  • Fixed issue with import product category errors not allowing to rename categories
  • Fixed issue with updating the Salable Quantity of the product during import
  • Fixed issue with import configurable and simple products when using a Magento 1 platform

Improved Import Export Magento 2 Roadmap – vote for the most exciting features and we will implement them first. Leave your suggestions in the comments and we will add them to the poll.

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How to import XML to Magento 2

- Fire development, Magento 2

Magento 2 Development; Magento 2 tutorial

We all know that Magento 2 supports CSV import/export by default, but what if you need to transfer data via XML files? Although the default Magento 2 data import capabilities are enough for satisfying only basic data transfer demands, there is an opportunity to achieve the goal mentioned above. 

Since the system supports only the CSV standard, you need to convert your XML files to the supported file type. If you don’t want to do that, meet the Improved Import & Export Magento 2 extension. This module offers a more user-friendly solution for importing XML to Magento 2. With its help, you can move all the necessary information to your e-commerce store without converting it to CSV.

In the article below, we provide the description of how to import XML files using the default Magento 2 tools. Besides, you will find a step-by-step guide to Magento 2 XML import and export. More useful tips for Magento 2 users are gathered in our Magento 2 Developer’s Cookbook.
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How to add a custom import adapter in Magento 2

Magento 2 export CLI

StackExchange is always a good source of answers to all possible questions, including ones related to Magento 2. Therefore, we monitor the platform to provide you with the most useful solutions posted there. This time our attention is captured by Mir, who asks about a custom import adapter for Magento 2. The author of the question is not satisfied with the default import opportunities of the platform (and we know why), so let’s find out how to solve the current issue. Find more tips in our Cookbook. Continue Reading

How To Import Custom CSV / XML File Which You Can’t Modify To Magento 2

- Magento 2

Magento 2 Color Swatches Extension

Unfortunately, Magento 2 doesn’t let you import a custom CSV / XML file which cannot be modified. Furthermore, it doesn’t provide any opportunity to work with the XML format. So, if you even have an XML file that satisfies other requirements of the platform, you will never update your store data. Luckily, we know the right recipe, so it is no longer a problem to import a custom CSV / XML file which you can’t modify to Magento 2. Continue Reading

How Can I move a search bar in Navigation div in Magento 2 via XML?

- Magento 2

Magento 2 Development

You can put a search box after the navigation block and use css to make display it in one line, since html/topmenu.phtml block doesn’t print its child’s

Alternatively, you can overwrite html/topmenu.phtml to

More tips from Magento 2 Developer’s Cookbook

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The Best PHP Frameworks 2015

- E-Commerce, Fire development

php-frameworksPHP programming language is extremely popular among web developers. The majority of websites are based on it, and frameworks play one of key roles in the popularisation of PHP. They include collections of software and programs, that initiate easier coding. In this post, we gathered the best PHP framework for this year.

A proper framework is necessary for more efficient work. It enables to spend less time on more functional and safer applications. If you are going to develop a robust and successful product, then choosing a right PHP framework is crucial.

Generally framework includes two major elements: the first one is a Toolbox; the second one is a Methodology. A Toolbox is a set of software components designed for writing less code. As a result you also get a less risk of errors. Under Methodology we mean an assembly diagram for applications, which allows developers to work more effectively.

Nowadays, you can find a plethora of solid PHP frameworks, which have their own advantages and disadvantages. You can always test few solutions before choosing the most suitable one. Please, let us know what PHP framework is the best by leaving your comment in the dedicated section below.

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