How to Import Products Into Magento Store Views?
One of the most powerful and salient Magento features is the ability to create numerous views. Setting different views you, actually, offer visitors different ways to browse frontend produts and the way your customers se it depending on their location. Undoubtedly, this is advantageous since you can set multi-lingual web shop and make it accessible for customers worldwide.
Whenever you use multi-shop functionality, run more than one store and have several views in each, you might consider the possibility to perform Magento import to store view and find it more than beneficial. Having several views, for example, English, Spanish and Italian, you respectively need to represent product details in English, Spanish and Italian.
Store Manager for Magento import tool lets upload necessary product data to specific view. When you import products from the file via Import Wizard, you can indicate what data will be imported to each language.
Before you start import you should consider the following points:
- it is recommended to import data to one view/language at a time
- if you have several languages and want to add values into each, you must run import several times, each time updating one view
- structure of your catalog will always be the same, it will be represented differently in various languages
- Global attributes (e.g SKU, postal codes) are the same for all views and you can not modify this values in the process of data import
- if you want to set different values for each language, you are not obliged to create separate files for each import procedure. You can arrange multilingual product details for each view in separate columns, for example, in one column - description for English view, the next column - description for Spanish language view, then column with description in Italian
Magento import to store view procedure is analogical to product import. It means you should go through the same steps, but some specific settings should be implemented.
Import Settings to Be Designated
Once you launched the wizard and selected the file for import, look over product info you are going to upload and consider delimiters used to detach it. Specify this very values on the next step.
After Select Delimiter and Quote Character step, comes the window where view, details will be imported to, should be selected. The choice should be confirmed in special dialog window, coming up after desired shop view is selected. Read the message attentively and if you agree click YES.
File columns should be assigned to respective database fields properly. If you have in the file the same detail (for example, description) for different views, you should in csv. column list select the column containing description, for example, in Korean, if you perform product import to Korean language view. Depending on product identifier, you have in the file, select the one from the drop-down.
*Product IDs are incremented by Magento system itself, Store Manager does not allow to force ID during import in order to ensure data integrity.
*Global attributes have the same values within all the store views and, correspondingly, can not be updated for specific store view.
*When importing to specific store view, uncheck Default Values Store View box to bypass default values overwriting.
Check data to be imported on preview step and designate suitable import options. Start data upload thereafter.
Fulfilling your view data, you can easily and swiftly populate necessary view with merchandise, build multilingual web-store and make products accessible for customers all over the world.