Rating 0 stars - 0 votes

How to Import Products Avoiding Data Loss

Images for article on import
Images for article on import

There is nothing more frustrating than losing the important information, especially when it has happened to your online shop, where each missing thing harms your budget. Most often the loss happens because of the failures in performing mass operations, for example - Magento import. If you do the procedure of Magento import to database, the result you get influences significant portion of data if not the whole catalog. In case there occurred some issues, the damage can be destructive to the whole cart installation.

However, there's a little bit of good news: you can avoid all of that if you take some measures to protect your data ahead of time.

If you want to reduce your chances of having to do data recovery, consider giving a try to the following useful tips:

Organize data for import

When you are planning to add new products or bring changes to the existing ones in bulk, make sure that you have all the information properly organized in .csv or .xml file for Magento product import. Most import tools as well as default import method have strict requirements to columns and information indicated in the file and in case you are missing of any, your items upload may fail. However, you can avoid the mentioned mishap if you are using Store Manager for Magento application. The software has a flexible system of data upload and using it even if you don’t have some column or there are no values indicated, the file will be accepted anyway and what’s more - you can add missing data on the fly without having to input changes manually.

Follow each step of the procedure carefully

In case your data are properly organized and you set up Magento import correctly, you will avoid any issues. Import Wizard of Store Manager for Magento is very helpful in this regard. It is like step-by-step guide which has useful tips of what should be done. The detailed instructions on mass data upload you can read here -


Do database backup

With the ability to back up your data somewhere at your computer on some regular basis or before the mass operations your will protect yourself from losing critical information, since even if your actions will mess up something, you will be able to do the data recovery. It makes sense to increase your odds of being able to retrieve a data by having a second backup of the database, which you can save somewhere remotely. In case you are using Store Manager, you can do the backup of your database directly from Import wizard, at its initial step.

Data loss is a threat that will always keep owners or developers up at night, but there are proven ways to safeguard from unexpected “surprises” during and after the procedure of Magento import to database.

Keep up to the mentioned above pieces of advice and forget about Magento issues - Import It For Me

Related Articles:

Card image

Magento Database Backup and Restore

Step-by-step guides on performing backup and restore of Magento database and setting up scheduled tasks (backup database structure only or backup files). Read More...

Card image

How to Reindex Your Magento 2 Store

Find out how to set up Magento 2 reindex status and get step-by-step instructions on performing the reindex in manual mode or using Store Manager. Read More...

Card image

How to Perform Automated Product Import

Schedule Magento import to be accomplished on hourly, daily or weekly basis using the saved configuration. Read More...

Card image

How to Export Products in Magento

The step-by-step guide on how to export product data to excel or CSV file. Read More...

Be the first to comment.