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Export PrestaShop to CSV

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    Welcome to the definitive guide on exporting PrestaShop to a CSV file. PrestaShop is a robust platform for establishing an online retail presence, and the ability to export your store's data to a CSV file unlocks a treasure trove of possibilities. Leveraging CSV exports facilitates advanced analytics, enhances data security, and ensures compliance, making it invaluable for data-driven decision-making. When loaded into a spreadsheet, CSV files become a powerful tool for consolidating data, performing historical analysis, and even applying machine learning models. On this page, we delve into the intricacies of PrestaShop, the step-by-step process to export your store's data to a CSV file, the myriad of use cases for such exports, an innovative alternative to CSV exports for PrestaShop using Sourcetable, and a comprehensive Q&A to address all your queries about exporting PrestaShop to CSV.

    What is PrestaShop?

    PrestaShop is an ecommerce platform designed to provide merchants with a customizable and scalable online store solution. It is a software tool that enables business owners to create, manage, and grow their online presence with ease. With its open-source foundation, PrestaShop offers a range of over 300 built-in features essential for handling various ecommerce operations such as product listings, payments, shipping, and supplier management.

    Written in PHP and relying on the Symfony PHP framework, PrestaShop supports over 300,000 shops worldwide and is available in 60 languages, making it a globally accessible and flexible platform. Since its inception in 2007 in Paris, France, PrestaShop has evolved significantly, offering a web template system that allows for extensive customization through themes and add-on modules, helping merchants convert visitors into customers.

    The platform boasts a strong community of over 1 million members, including developers, experts, and partners, further enriched by a dedicated support team. This collaborative environment, paired with a multitude of available modules and themes, makes PrestaShop a versatile choice for new entrepreneurs and established business leaders looking to scale their ecommerce ventures from hundreds to millions in revenue.

    How to Export PrestaShop to a CSV File

    Using Store Manager for PrestaShop

    To export products from PrestaShop to a CSV file using Store Manager, first ensure that you have the Store Manager for PrestaShop installed. This tool provides a comprehensive wizard for exporting products. The wizard guides you through the process, allowing you to select the fields you wish to export, including images and image URLs. It also gives you the flexibility to save the exported file to a local disk, upload it via FTP, or even save it to Google Sheets. Moreover, the export format is not limited to CSV; you can also choose XML, HTML, or Excel formats. Prior to exporting, you have the option to filter the products and set advanced export options. The wizard additionally offers a preview feature to review the data before completing the export.

    Direct Export from PrestaShop

    PrestaShop natively supports the export of products to a CSV file. This functionality can be utilized to create a CSV file that includes all product-related data, such as multiple images per product, features, multiple categories, EAN, and more. The exported file from PrestaShop can serve as a foundation to build a new shop or to transfer products to another shop.

    Using Copy_ShopData Module

    The copy_shopdata module provides an alternative option for exporting your shop's products to a CSV file. This module can be used when looking for a solution within the PrestaShop's ecosystem, independent of Store Manager for PrestaShop. It is designed to handle the export of comprehensive product information, which encompasses everything from images to product features.

    Note on AdminProductsController.php Override

    It is important to note that attempting to override the AdminProductsController.php file to export products to CSV does not work well. As such, it is advisable to use one of the aforementioned methods to conduct your product exports from PrestaShop.

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    Streamline Your PrestaShop Data Management with Sourcetable

    Managing your PrestaShop data doesn't have to involve the tedious process of exporting to CSV and then importing into your spreadsheet software. With Sourcetable, you can bypass these extra steps and sync your live data directly from PrestaShop into a dynamic spreadsheet interface. This integration not only saves valuable time but also reduces the risk of errors that can occur during the export and import process.

    Sourcetable offers a powerful solution for those seeking efficiency and accuracy in their data management practices. It automates the data synchronization process, allowing you to focus on analyzing your data and gaining insights instead of worrying about data transfer logistics. Additionally, Sourcetable's familiar spreadsheet interface means you can start querying and manipulating your PrestaShop data right away, without the learning curve of new software. Embrace the advantages of automation and enhanced business intelligence with Sourcetable.

    Common Use Cases

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      Use case 1: Exporting a custom selection of product fields to a CSV file for inventory management
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      Use case 2: Saving a complete product catalog with images and URLs to a CSV for backup purposes
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      Use case 3: Filtering and exporting specific products to a CSV file for a targeted marketing campaign
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      Use case 4: Exporting products with their category tree to a CSV file for data analysis
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      Use case 5: Creating a CSV export of products with customized field delimiters for integration with external systems

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Can I export all product details, including multiple images and features, from PrestaShop to a CSV file?

    Yes, you can export everything including multiple images for one product, features, multiple categories, EAN, and more to a CSV file.

    Is it possible to use a CSV file to create a new store with my existing products from PrestaShop?

    Yes, you can use the CSV file to build a new store with the old products.

    How can I transfer products from one PrestaShop store to another?

    You can use the Store Manager for PrestaShop to transfer products, along with categories and product-related data such as images and features, from one store to another.

    Does PrestaShop allow exporting order data to a CSV file?

    Yes, PrestaShop supports exporting order data in CSV format.

    Are there any free tools available to export my PrestaShop store data to CSV?

    The Store Manager for PrestaShop offers a free trial version, and you can also consider using the copy_shopdata module.


    Exporting your PrestaShop products to a CSV file is streamlined with tools such as the Store Manager for PrestaShop, which offers a comprehensive export wizard capable of including all product-related data, categories, images, and more. Whether you're migrating to a new store or need a backup, the export process is flexible, allowing you to save in various formats and destinations, including local storage, FTP servers, or directly to Google Sheets. For enhanced productivity and seamless integration directly into your spreadsheets, consider bypassing the CSV export by using Sourcetable. Sign up for Sourcetable to start importing your data effortlessly and elevate your store management experience.

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