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OpenCart Quick Import

Opencart import is the procedure of massive upload of products and related information from the file to OpenCart-based shop. It is used for faster and easier goods appending as well as their update. It is very convenient to make use of this bulk means of product handling, especially when database increases in volume and content becomes more and more difficult to handle manually. Thus, store owners really often are looking for means to effectively import products, since OpenCart itself does not offer this possibility out-of-the-box.

Store Manager for OpenCart is empowered with helpful import/export tool that is basically like a guide that allows you to make proper import settings. Moreover, in case you need to often run import from the file with the same name and do not want to set settings each time, there is Opencart quick import facility included in the software.


How basically OpenCart quick import works?

If you select Store > Categories&Products section of ribbon menu you will see products available at your shop and actions that allow you to handle information on your goods (buttons of main menu). There is the option Import/Export products. If you click small arrow next to it, there you will see drop-down with previously created and saved by you import configurations.

By configurations are meant all the import settings previously saved by you under recognizable name. In case you see no configurations listed, you can create one by pressing “Create import configuration” button or running import wizard from main menu, ribbon menu or context menu appearing after right-clicking on any product.



How to create import configuration?

After you run Import Wizard, you will have to go through all the steps of it and set necessary for import settings, like selecting file from which information for upload will be taken, indicating delimiters for proper file parsing, linking file columns with database fields in case their names differ, some additional modifications and options that can be set up.

For all these settings to be saved, at the step “Import options preview” at the bottom of the window, you have to indicate configuration name (it will be shown in drop-down) and hit “Save Settings” button.



Step-by-step tutorial on products import settings you have to make you can read here -

http://www.opencartmanager.com/useful-articles/opencart-product-management/opencart-product-import/

How to run quick import to OpenCart?

If you have configurations created and available in drop-downs, you can select the one and you will see dialog window with message that requires from you confirmation of an action. To proceed and start execution of OpenCart import process you need to select “Yes”. Right after this, upload procedure will start and you will be able to see the percentage of completeness on progress bar.

As soon as it will be finished, you will see results page with detailed logging of the process.


Avoid the necessity to make all the settings each time you need to run import from the same file. Save configuration and have quick access to it. Execute quick import to OpenCart in 3 clicks with Store Manager for OpenCart.


By Maria Kvasnytska