Frequently Asked Questions
The category import/export function in Magento 2 makes it easy to add or update product information. This feature will be useful for admins, as all information will be presented in a CSV file.
Depending on the source, the export-import Magento 2 file consists of the following categories:
To export categories in Magento 2, follow these steps:
Step 1. Firstly, go to System > Data Transfer > Export on the Admin sidebar.
Step 2. Choose Stock Sources for the Entity Type menu. The export will only extract data for Magento category products with an SKU.
Step 3. Then click the Continue button.
Step 4. The file will be generated and downloaded to open and edit. You need to import the file back into Magento after updating inventory amounts and product data.
That was a guide on how to export data for all sources. If you want to export data from a specific source, you need to add one more step between Step 2 and Step 3. Here it is:
Additional step. Use the Entity Attributes to filter the exported products for a specific source.
Enter the code for the source in the filter field for source_code.
To import categories in Magento 2, follow these steps:
Step 1. Go to System > Data Transfer > Import on the Admin sidebar.
Step 2. Then choose Stock Sources for the Entity Type menu.
The export will only extract data for products with an SKU.
Step 3. Select configurations for the Import Behavior field.
Step 4. Now select the .csv file to import.
Step 5. Click Check Data to complete the import.
You can use our Export Products extension to simplify the data export process and make it more user-friendly. This extension will allow you to transfer data to other CRM or ERP systems without any programming skills. You will be able to export data in 6 formats such as CSV, XML, ODS, XLSX, JSON, or Custom Template formats. Besides, the module allows you to extract any required product attributes, including custom ones. You just need to select the entity you want and add fields using the popup and search option in it. Moreover, you can track the stages of data export using export statuses and export history functions.
The Export Products extension is a part of our future all-in-one Import and Export solution. It also includes Export Customers, and Export Orders, with which you can extend default exporting features . They don’t require technical knowledge for import\export processes. Moreover, it will become less time-consuming because of presets for various tasks and more user-friendly because you will have an opportunity to use tree-structured filters.