This wizard lets you export either your whole product catalog or its single category to a CSV file. The modified CSV file can be imported back into the product catalog with the Product Import wizard. This offers a much quicker way to update your product catalog than manual editing.
Step 1 of 3. Select Category to Export
The top-level store category is selected by default (usually it is called Home), including all of its subcategories. This implies that the entire products catalog is to be exported.
Step 2 of 3. Select Attributes to Export
CSV file is a text file, so images are exported separately. If you choose to export images, the system can either copy them to a separate directory on the server or compress them to a TAR file in that directory or let you download it to your local computer. Select the option that is most convenient for you. If you select to put images to a server directory, specify the directory with the browser (the directory must already exist).
The images can then be modified, re-compressed to a TAR file and uploaded back to the server. TAR archives are supported by most compression software. If your compression software doesn't handle TAR archives, you can download the free 7-Zip archiver which can make TAR files. You can also import uncompressed images from a server directory.
To begin exporting, click the Start button.
Step 3 of 3. Export
The Export Log displays additional information about the export process. After the export process completes, the Download CSV button becomes active. If image exporting has been performed to a TAR archive, the Download Images button becomes active as well. Click these buttons to download the exported data to your local computer.
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