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VirtueMart Product Import

Uploading data to VirtueMart is indispensable for developing and maintaining balanced product catalog. VirtueMart import from the file is the most efficient and resultative way to append new merchandise to the store and renovate existing wares.

Oftentimes, online entrepreneurs find default import tool insufficient and not workable enough, especially when number of items to be processed spins up. Moreover, VirtueMart import from .csv is a mass procedure that can influence overall database and should be accomplished without a hitch.

In such a way, your task is to make data appending maximally accurate and flexible. Store Manager for VirtueMart improves matters and provides you with viable tool for successful product transfer.

In short span of time you will configure import settings, arranged within several steps of the import wizard. It is exactly the thing that makes data upload from the file effortless and smooth activity. Store Manager import wizard cuts time spent on data management and provides you number of advantages:

  • you can import from files of .csv, .xml, .xls, .xlsx, .ods, .txt formats
  • importing from the file you can replenish store database with new merchandise as well as renew any detail for existing products
  • on condition that products have been created previously and some fields must be renewed, you do not need to have all product details listed in the file, only fields to be updated and product identifier
  • it is possible to upload images stored locally or external ones
  • you may use expressions to adjust data in the process of VirtueMart import to avoid manual file alterations

VirtueMart Data Import Outline

Before you launch the wizard and commence on data transfer, look through the file to be imported, check whether necessary info is included and whether file structure is up to requirements.

Start up the wizard (Store - Import/Export Products), choose file data will be appended from and move to the step, where file delimiters should be indicated. If by mistake improper separator are specified, the file will not be parsed correctly what leads to import failures and unfavourable results.

Moving ahead you will come across import options step. The title of this window speaks of itself. Here you should proceed with couple of settings, responsible for product, category, custom fields, manufacturer import. Moreover, it is possible to handle products that are not listed in the file in the course of VirtueMart import from .csv, namely delete these products, unpublish them, unpublish products with 0 stock level.

Do not forget to check Upload Images box in the event that you import images in the process of VirtueMart data transfer. Images will be uploaded on condition that FTP connection is established. You can do it before starting the import procedure in Preferences - FTP or open FTP settings window pressing FTP settings button available in this window

Afterwards you must associate file columns and VirtueMart database fields, in the other words indicate, what field at database information from this or that file column should be transferred to.

By means of the VirtueMart import of products you can update your store content several times faster. It allows to keep your store popular within minimum efforts and time. Do not hesitate, rely upon multifunctional Store Manager for VirtueMart application.


By Ira Svedovetska