Import and export of data – overview

You can import and export various types of data associated with your shop, such as products or categories.

Importing and exporting are especially suitable for making a backup of your shop’s data or for adding a large quantity of data in one go. If, for instance, you want to add a high number of new products, you can do this using the import and export function in conjunction with a program such as OpenOffice Calc, thereby avoiding the need to enter each product separately in the administration area. In addition, exporting can also be very useful for processes such as moving data to another system, for example an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system.

You can find detailed information on importing and exporting data in these articles:

Data is exported as a CSV file. This is a simple text file in which individual words are separated by a pre-set delimiter (such as a semi-colon or comma). Each entry is shown as one line in the file.