CFWebstore® comes with a number of functions for importing and exporting data from your store. These various options will be available according to your user permissions and can be found on the Import/Export admin menu.
The product import is used to add products to your store using an export from another database. Your products will need to be in csv format with one product per row. The product fields are all optional other than the product name which must be included. Note that the import does not handle any additional product attributes like options and addons, and images will need to uploaded separately. The form for imports includes:
CSV file to Import – Select the csv file from your computer which contains the import information.
First Row Contains Headers – If your csv has a header row, set this to ‘yes’ to skip this row during import.
Add to Category – This allows you to select the category(s) to add these products to. You may want to split your csv files into separate files according to the category you wish to add them to.
Import Field Selector – The field selectors allow you to select the data that is in your import file, in the order they appear. All editable products fields are included. You’ll find a list of fields and their descriptions in an excel spreadsheet in the documentation directory.
After selecting fields and clicking Add Products, the user will be shown a list of the products and the data to be imported, to verify for correctness. Any products that failed to import will also be shown.