in admin panel you can import and export files in System>Import/Export/Profiles???
And what Profiles are?
If I choose to execute an Export Profile, is there a csv file produced? And if it is where is it??
1. Yes, you use the System/Import Export
2. There are a number of basic profiles, which are pretty self explanitory. You can if your upto it create/expand on these profiles. I havent dont this as yet, im planning on using the API later.
3. You can either dump the export file to your sever or to a remote FTP site/server
I usually to an export to the local server. You will see under “File Information” a Path To: option. Ive set this for example to be var/export
This var/export folder doesnt exist. Only Var/"import". So i just created a new folder called “Export” under the Var directory.Just for my own sanity and ensuring i dont mix up files
Once you run the export you can retreive the file and see what fields are required. This really serves as a good basis for what fields are required.
Note: If you are planning on adding new attributes, add these first then create a dummy product record. Then export. This will give you an example file of what you need to run a import in
Please note: You dont need to fill in all fields. There is a post on this forum which documents what are mandatory fields.
One Final thing, if you want to add multiple images (ie a Gallery of images) there is a module in the Connect section which does this, as out of the box this only allows you to import 3 Image Files for the same product.
anyway hope this gives you an idea