Documentation for SmartStore.NET 2.2

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SmartStore.NET allows you to import or export your product data in several formats. If you already have a database which contains the product catalog you want to sell online, you obviously would not want to enter all the data again manually, but to import it automatically. One common format for structured data is CSV (delimiter separated values). CSV exports can be edited by Excel for instance.

 

Data export plugins

A data export requires an export provider that tells SmartStore.NET how to format the data. Export providers are typically provided through plugins. They can be obtained in the SmartStore Community Marketplace.

 

Export

You can export your product data to XML, CSV or PDF. With the PDF export, you can export the data of all your products or just the selected products into a visually appealing PDF catalog. For more information about the PDF format, read the topic Downloading as PDF.

Import

You can import your product data by using an import profile. To create an import profile, go to Configuration > Import. For more information about import profiles, please read the topic Managing Import Profiles

The import profile let you upload CSV files that contains the catalog data to be imported. To import new products, the column name is the only mandatory field which must contain a value. If you want to update your existing product data, one of the fields SKU, Gtin (EAN), ManufacturerPartNumer or ID is mandatory and will be used to match an existing product in your catalog. If a product is found with one of these unique identifiers, it will be updated. If no product is found and a value exists in the name column, a new product will be created and the data of this line will be imported into it. For a complete list of values that will be imported, see the list below. 

How to format fields which contain IDs

Fields which contain IDs can contain multiple values that are separated by a pipe |.

General

ProductTypeId
ParentGroupedProductId
VisibleIndividually
Name
ShortDescription
FullDescription
ProductTemplateId
ShowOnHomePage
MetaKeywords
MetaDescription
MetaTitle
SeName
AllowCustomerReviews
Published
Sku
ManufacturerPartNumber
Gtin
IsGiftCard
GiftCardTypeId
RequireOtherProducts
RequiredProductIds
AutomaticallyAddRequiredProductsIsRecurring
RecurringCycleLength
RecurringTotalCycles
IsShipEnabled
IsFreeShipping
AdditionalShippingCharge
IsTaxExempt
TaxCategoryId
Weight
Length
Width
Height
CreatedOnUtc
CategoryIds
ManufacturerIds
PictureThumbPaths
DeliveryTimeId
BundleTitleText
BundlePerItemShipping
BundlePerItemPricing
BundlePerItemShoppingCart
BundleItemSkus
AvailableStartDateTimeUtc
AvailableEndDateTimeUtc
StoreIds
LimitedToStores 

Images

Product images can be imported by URL. Multiple URLs can be separated by a pipe |.

ImageUrls

If ImageUrls just contain file names or relative file paths, the product importer searches the folder of the import profile for image files. Example: For an import value of Content\MyImages\ProductPicture.jpg the product importer expects the file under \App_Data\ImportProfiles\name-of-my-import-profile\Content\MyImages\ProductPicture.jpg.

Download

IsDownload
DownloadId
UnlimitedDownloads
MaxNumberOfDownloads
DownloadActivationTypeId
HasSampleDownload
SampleDownloadId
HasUserAgreement
UserAgreementText

Stock

IsDownload
ManageInventoryMethodId
StockQuantity
DisplayStockAvailability
DisplayStockQuantity
MinStockQuantity
LowStockActivityId
NotifyAdminForQuantityBelow
BackorderModeId
AllowBackInStockSubscriptions
OrderMinimumQuantity
OrderMaximumQuantity
AllowedQuantities
DisableBuyButton
DisableWishlistButton
AvailableForPreOrder

Prices

AvailableForPreOrder
CallForPrice
Price
OldPrice
ProductCost
SpecialPrice
SpecialPriceStartDateTimeUtc
SpecialPriceEndDateTimeUtc
CustomerEntersPrice
MinimumCustomerEnteredPrice
MaximumCustomerEnteredPrice
BasePriceEnabled
BasePriceMeasureUnit
BasePriceAmount
BasePriceBaseAmount

Localization

Localized values can be imported for product names, description and full description. The language code within the brackets have to match the SEO code of a language that's activated in the shop.

BasePriceBaseAmount
Name[en]
ShortDescription[en]
FullDescription[en]
Name[de]
ShortDescription[de]
FullDescription[de]
etc.

 

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