Configuring CSV file export
Comma-separated values (.csv) files are a great way to migrate data between systems. Ergonode allows you to create a .csv file with ease and export them either manually or automatically.
You have two options for exporting data from Ergonode. The first option is to export all your data in several .csv files. The second option is to only export changes made from the previous export.
To create a .csv file with your data, go to “Channels” in the “Data Exchange” tab within the Side Menu, click “New Channel”, select Ergonode ZIP under Channel Type (you can also create an export channel for Shopware 6, more on that here) and give it a unique name in the space provided.
This window gives you the option to select language channels you wish to export (this is based on the languages you selected in your language tree) as well as choose from one of the export types mentioned previously – full export to export all data present, or incremental, to only export changes made from the last export you made. You can additionally choose to export a segment. If you wish to do that, you need to select a segment from the appropriate dropdown, provided you have segments set up in the system already. If no segments exist, the selection will remain blank. If you wish to read about creating segments, you can do it here.
Once this is completed to your satisfaction, press “Export Now” to create the export file.
Channel screen allowing users to select various options for their export.
You can preview this file by pressing the eye icon. This view also holds the “Download File” button allowing you to obtain the file created.
Window showing some details about the export, such as the time started and completed, number of errors that occured and containing the button that allows the download of the export file.
When you click on said button, a .zip file will appear on your hard disk which will contain all the exported items divided into separate .csv files. From point you can choose which elements you wish to import to another system, be it attributes, templates, categories, etc.
Another feature available when editing your export channels is the ability to create an export schedule. This is available from the “Scheduler” tab.
You can set this up by deciding on the start date of the scheduled exports and the time interval between them. One of the advantages of this is it allows you to create a kind of database or backup.
Please note, that any custom units you create in your Ergonode environment will not be exported and must be re-created manually in the environment your data will be imported into for the attributes using these custom units to be imported properly.
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