Export / Import

You can switch between Basic and Advanced modes from the tabs below.

The Import/Export Tool allows the admin user to do a bulk export of all the categories, products, options and attributes to an Excel spreadsheet file. The spreadsheet file can be edited offline and then be re-imported to the Arastta database.

  • ![import backend](media/com_githubdocs/arastta/docs/1.5/en/images/user-manual/tools/basic-export-import-2.png)
  • ![import backend](media/com_githubdocs/arastta/docs/1.5/en/images/user-manual/tools/export-import-2.png)

The Import can be incremental, that is, data is updated or added to the Arastta server. Or it can be non-incremental which means all old data is first deleted before the Import.

  • ![export backend](media/com_githubdocs/arastta/docs/1.5/en/images/user-manual/tools/basic-export-import-1.png)
  • ![export backend](media/com_githubdocs/arastta/docs/1.5/en/images/user-manual/tools/export-import-1.png)

The Export can be limited to certain data ranges only for products and categories.

Multiple languages are supported, too.

Requirements and Limitations

Memory requirements can be quite high.

Not every shared web hosting account supports a high process memory usage. Therefore, if you use a basic shared web hosting account, no more than a few thousand products can be exported or imported at a time. Use a more dedicated web hosting account if a higher number of products are to be processed in one go. Or export and import multiple times in smaller batches.

  • ![export import settings](media/com_githubdocs/arastta/docs/1.5/en/images/user-manual/tools/basic-export-import-3.png)
  • ![export import settings](media/com_githubdocs/arastta/docs/1.5/en/images/user-manual/tools/export-import-3.png)

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