Sourcetable Integration

Export Magento products to CSV

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    Understanding the intricacies of e-commerce data is crucial for the savvy store owner, and exporting Magento products to a CSV file is an invaluable skill for data management and optimization. Whether you're looking to transfer products to third-party systems, streamline migrations, reduce data loss risks, or simply maintain an organized record of your inventory, mastering the export process is a key step. In this guide, we'll delve into the essentials of Magento products, the ins and outs of exporting these products to a CSV file, the practical use cases for such exports, and explore Sourcetable as a dynamic alternative to traditional CSV exports. Additionally, we'll provide a comprehensive Q&A section to address common inquiries about the export process. Let this be your go-to resource for enhancing your e-commerce data handling with CSV exports.

    What are Magento Products?

    Magento products represent the range of items or services that can be sold using the Adobe Commerce platform, previously known as Magento. They encompass both physical and virtual goods that fulfill various customer needs. With Magento's six distinct product types—simple, grouped, configurable, virtual, bundled, and downloadable—sellers can offer a diverse catalog tailored to different shopping experiences.

    Simple products are the most frequently utilized type, being physical items with a unique SKU and no variations. Grouped products, on the other hand, are collections of simple products presented as a single offering, while configurable products enable customers to choose from options such as color and size, with each option having its own SKU. Virtual and downloadable products cater to non-tangible goods, such as services and digital downloads, respectively. Lastly, bundled products are combinations of items that are sold together, providing customization and flexibility in creating product packages.

    Choosing the right product type is essential for leveraging the specific features and capabilities of the Adobe Commerce platform, ensuring that businesses can effectively manage and scale their operations, whether they operate in B2B or B2C markets or across multiple brands and storefronts. The integration with Adobe Experience Cloud further enhances the ability to create personalized shopping experiences, making Magento products a powerful tool for commerce.

    Exporting Magento Products to a CSV File

    Navigating to the Export Function

    To initiate the export of products to a CSV file in Magento, start by navigating through the admin panel. Go to System > Data Transfer > Export. This is the first step in accessing the export functionality within the Magento system.

    Setting Up the Export

    Once you are in the export section, you need to configure the export process. Start by selecting Products as the Entity Type. This specifies that your export file will contain product data. Next, choose CSV as the Export File Format to ensure that the resulting file is compatible with most spreadsheet software and can be easily shared or modified.

    Handling Special Characters

    It is important to address special characters during the export process to avoid data transfer issues. You can do this by ticking the Fields Enclosure checkbox. This action will enclose incorrect symbols, ensuring they are correctly interpreted during the export.

    Selecting Attributes for Export

    You may not need to export every product attribute. To filter the data, select only the necessary product attributes for export by filtering through the table of product attributes. If there are attributes you wish to exclude from the export, simply tick the corresponding checkboxes. This allows you to customize the CSV file to include only the relevant data for your needs.

    Completing the Export

    After setting up your export parameters, the export will execute. As this is an asynchronous operation that runs in the background, you can continue working on other tasks. A message will display once the export is complete. By default, the exported file is saved in the var/export/ folder, or in the remote-storage-root-directory/import_export/export folder if the Remote storage module is enabled.

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    Streamline Your Product Management with Sourcetable

    When managing your online store, efficiency and accuracy in handling product data is paramount. Sourcetable offers a revolutionary alternative to the traditional, multi-step process of exporting Magento products to a CSV and then importing them into a different spreadsheet application. By using Sourcetable, you can directly sync your live Magento product data into a versatile spreadsheet interface, bypassing the cumbersome export-import cycle.

    With Sourcetable's capability to seamlessly integrate with almost any app or database, including Magento, you gain the benefit of real-time data synchronization. This means any changes you make in Magento are automatically reflected in Sourcetable, ensuring that your spreadsheet always contains the most up-to-date information. Such automation drastically reduces the risk of errors and saves a significant amount of time that would otherwise be spent on manual updates.

    The familiar spreadsheet format that Sourcetable offers is not only user-friendly but also powerful for querying and organizing data. Instead of dealing with static CSV files, Sourcetable enables dynamic data manipulation and analysis, which is essential for effective business intelligence. The platform's intuitive design makes it an ideal tool for both newcomers and seasoned professionals seeking to enhance their productivity and decision-making capabilities.

    In summary, Sourcetable provides a smart, efficient, and error-reducing solution for managing your Magento product data. By automating the data import process and offering a dynamic spreadsheet environment, Sourcetable empowers you to focus more on strategic business activities and less on the technicalities of data management.

    Common Use Cases

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      Updating products by exporting and then importing them
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      Transferring products to a different directory or website
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      Submitting products for external analysis
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      Uploading products to comparison lists or marketplaces

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How do I export products in Magento 2?

    To export products in Magento 2, navigate to System > Data Transfer > Export, choose CSV as the Export File Format, and filter through the table of product attributes to select only those you need for export.

    Where is the exported CSV file saved in Magento?

    Export files are saved in the var/export/ folder by default. If the remote storage module is enabled, files are saved in the remote-storage-root-directory/import_export/export folder.

    Can I specify which product attributes to include or exclude when exporting to CSV?

    Yes, export filters can specify which attribute data to include or exclude from the export based on attribute value.

    What should I do if I encounter issues with special characters in my export?

    Special characters can cause problems when exporting data. Make sure to check the data for any special characters and handle them appropriately before exporting.

    How can I upload an updated version of the products I previously exported?

    To upload the updated version of the products previously exported, you need to learn how to import products in Magento.


    Exporting products to a CSV file in Magento 2 is a straightforward process that can enhance your understanding of the database structure and allows for efficient data manipulation and re-importation into your store. By utilizing the default Magento 2 tools or the Improved Import & Export extension, you can export a wide range of product data, including tier pricing, custom options, stock information, attributes, and images, all while the data export performs asynchronously in the background. The Improved Import & Export extension offers additional benefits such as automation, advanced mapping capabilities, and support for various file formats and external sources. However, if you're looking for an even more seamless integration, consider using Sourcetable to directly import your data into a spreadsheet, bypassing the need for CSV files altogether. Sign up for Sourcetable today to streamline your data management and get started on a more efficient path.

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