Easy Export and Import with Store Manager for osCommerce

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Today's technologies demand fast and reliable tools that help to create and manage data and databases. Flexibility is also needed to load large volumes of data from any source at any time to meet business demands.Increasing data sources, data volumes, dynamically changing business requirements, and user demands for fresher data make loading data into your Store database a significant challenge. That's why MagneticOne offers technologies for managing your changing data load requirements.

Importing data for editing and exporting the results to your online Store can be hard tasks. They can take far more time than the management of your online store itself. osCommerce Export / Import can be used to achieve your business goals faster and easier.

Export / Import are commonly used to perform the following tasks:
  • Export products and their attributes - export data, into CSV / Excel file and edit it
  • Import data into applications easily - import CSV / Excel file into any application or online Store
  • Move data between databases
  • Minimize risk of errors due to human handling - many options allow full control over the Export / Import process
  • React on business decisions faster
  • etc

So, osCommerce Manager allows you to move data between different Store databases and control what objects are exported or imported with the help of various parameters.

Exporting data from your online Store is usually a more specified task. With export options you can view and edit data with full control over the output. osCommerce Manager's high-performance data export will help you to transfer large amounts of information from database into CSV / Excel file quickly. CSV (Comma Separated Value) files are common text files with comma delimited values. These files can be easily opened in Excel to edit.

Among the parameters and options in Export Wizard, you can choose whether to export all products at current store or only from current category, how to export image names. Also you can export all fields from your database or select fields that you want. To make sure that you made everything right, you can Preview generated .csv file before exporting. Most of these options are self-explanatory but you can manage them by yourself also. As a result, you'll have all necessary information from your Store ready for editing in Excel.

Import is more complicated procedure and it may be destructive if performed incorrectly. That's why you have to create database backup of your Store before importing products. But this option allows you to update your online Store automatically.

osCommerce import manager has many parameters and settings. When you want to import products you can configure settings once and then store them under some configuration not to setup all of them every time. Depending of purpose of your managing you can:
  • Add and Modify - add new product if it is not available in database yet and modify the products that were found
  • Add Only - only add new products
  • Modify Only - only update existing products and do not add new entries, even if current product was not found
  • Just Add - this option may produce product duplicates, since Store Manager will not try to find existing products but will only add all products as new

Also you can clear all current product attributes and then add new, mark unlisted products as "Out of Stock", manage everything you need automatically.

After import procedure is completed you can see the statistics: number of categories in your database, total number of products, number of new (added) products and number of modified (updated) products.

With osCommerce Manager Export / Import you can export osCommerce products into CSV / Excel file, edit it and then import products into osCommerce Store - batch updates are so fast now! Our Store Manager for osCommerce lets you add, change, remove or manage any product or its attribute in your store and react on the customer's demand faster.

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