3.6. Export Products


If you use the Standard Edition of Store Manager for Magento, the number of products available for export is limited to 3000. If you need to export more products, you will need to upgrade to the PRO Edition. Please click here for more details: Store Manager for Magento Plans & Pricing

The Export Products wizard will assist you in exporting your Magento products to a comma-separated values file (.csv), which subsequently can easily be opened in MS Excel, or other application, for detailed analysis.

To begin working with Export Products, click the button, which starts the Import/Export Wizard - >

Or, you may select the "Export Products to Excel" button, as well.

The Import/Export Products Wizard is very similar to the Categories Import/Export Wizard. To export products from your Magento Store, perform the following steps:

  1. Select [Export], and click the [Next >] button, to continue.

2. Store Manager will export products to a .csv file. Enter the file name, or press the browse [...] button, and select the relevant file. You may also choose to load or save your export (configuration) settings.

3. Save your Export Settings, or select a file (configuration) to load, for use now.

4. On the next page, you select products for export.

If you want to export all of the products in the Store, select "All products" in the current window.

Based upon the filter condition(s) selected on the Product page of Store Manager, you may also select the second checkbox "Only filtered products". See the following video tutorial on how to export items by choosing such export position in practice:

You may select the third option ("Only selected products"), provided that, before running the wizard, you have specified the products to export on the Product Page.

Choose the Store view(s) for which the changes will apply.

Press [Next >], to proceed.

4. The Fields Delimiter page has a number of important settings. Be sure to carefully verify them, to ensure proper configuration and a successful operational outcome.

The first option is the delimiter character. The most popular delimiters are the comma (,), semicolon (;) and the tab character ( ), however, other symbols can be used as well.

The Export file is usually generated in order to perform subsequent Products import operations. If an incorrect delimiter is specified during import, the file will not be parsed properly, and the products will not be imported. The second option, quote string values, is used to separate strings in the .csv file.

The Category delimiter is not a native .csv setting and is used only in, and by, Store Manager. Categories are organized in the form of a "Tree", where one category may contain one, or more subcategories, and each subcategory may contain one, or more, other categories. The category delimiter character is used to separate category names, and to specify the full category tree path, for a given product. The category path is very similar to the directory path and is used to specify a fully qualified file name, in Windows. Each directory is separated by a backslash (\) character. An typical example would be:

C:\Program Files\eMagicOne\Store Manager for Magento\

A further example of a category path, for the "Swatch" subcategory, as illustrated below, would be "Default Category|Swiss watches Originals|Swatch", using the pipe (|) character, as a delimiter, or separator.

Category tree example

Images - The Default Images Path, is where your image files should be stored.

If products, that you are exporting, are of the downloadable type, you should, in the relevant section, check field "Export Files", and specify the directory on your local disk where the files for download are located.

5. Select the fields that you want to be exported:

All available fields that can be exported are listed in the left pane. Select the fields that you want to export, and click the [>] button, to move them into the right pane. If you'd like to export all fields press [>>]

The order in which columns will be saved in the .csv file may be changed. Do this by moving the export columns up and down, using the corresponding directional button(s).

You can check relations between products that you are exporting, by putting a check mark in front of the relevant fields, and indicate the parameter(s) (ID number or SKU), by which the products are related.

When you press the [Export] Button, the products export process will begin!

Multi-product types and their additional components

If you need to export products from your storewith additional components like bundle, configurable, grouped products with cross/up-sells items:

Different types of products during exporting

do not forget to choose the required checkboxes on the appropriate step of Export Wizard:

Select fields to export

It helps to save existing relations between exporting data and get the correct file.

Result file

So, you can see the products and their components (which were checked earlier) are displayed in the separate columns after export.

Such structure of the file is perfect for reverse process - import - if you need, for example, to transfer these data to another store or when updating the details after changes in a source file as well.

6. Before proceeding, Preview and verify the export file results.

Choose what action(s) to perform, after saving the export data, or, if "None" is selected, the Wizard will be closed automatically upon completion of the process. If you wish to open a directory containing the results file, check the relevant option, "Open result file", which will allow you to see the export file, using Microsoft Excel, or other comparable product.

You may save all your Export Settings for future reuse.

When finished, close the Import/Export Products wizard, by pressing the [Finish] button.

Check the following video tutorial to see how to perform export products in Store Manager in practice: