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argonaught
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Hi,
i am not an expert in this area, although i have built sites and stores so am not a total idiot with these things.
I have installed Magento to test it out and really like it, i tried oscommerce etc and wasnt impresssed.

Anyway what i am looking to do is use Magento to sell books online. The problem is i list my books on ABE as my primary means of selling, and i dont want to change this. What i need to do is be able to upload the csv file from my ABE database (a free database from ABE called HomeBase) into magento to stop me having to re-enter every book twice.
Homebase exports my books into a csv file with set database fields, i think to upload to Magento it would have to have the same fields to be correctly imported.
Is this possible?

I can include more detail if needed to answer this question, let me know if you need it.

Any help on this matter would really be a great help as i can finaly get started on my own online store.

Cheers
Jase

 
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Please read this blog post about Magento DataFlow, import/export functionality.

 
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