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import and export categories
 
preet
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Hello,

how to import and export categories from admin section

Is it possible to import categories too?
It should be possible with a special XML File, right?

Does anybody has written an xml file for category import?

Would be very nice to get any help.

 
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martijnr
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Iam looking for the same thing. On my local computer I have an excel with categories and subcategories, how can I import this into magento? Because there are a lot it will take too much time to insert them one by one.

I hope there is a simple solution, anyone?

 
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David Oliver
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I’ve just looked at the database structure for categories and it seems there are 6 relevant tables, potentially making SQL import tricky.

catalog_category_*

I’m also interested in a way of importing categories along with products.

 
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WebMonkey
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I am looking for this too… The API seems like the way forwards (another) learning curve but could be well worth it

http://www.magentocommerce.com/wiki/doc/webservices-api/api/catalog_category#example_1._working_with_categories

I only found this as part of the same search that found this thread, so I have no idea how to use it! good luck smile

 
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devineone
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This thread appears to have solved the problem of importing categories:

http://www.magentocommerce.com/boards/viewthread/5036/

 
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Unirgy
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Hi all,

If anyone still interested, I’ve posted my solution here: http://www.magentocommerce.com/wiki/how_to_import_category_structure_with_products_using_dataflow

HTH

 
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cmo525
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This solution worked for me in 1.1.7 but it doesn’t seem to work anymore in 1.2.02 - any ideas?

 
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djinks
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Interesting.  I will have to try that.

 
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webtechdev
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I need to import and export categories on my local system not on live site.
please tell me about it
do i need any extension for it or what??

VisualFrames - 12 July 2009 09:22 PM

You may want to try our category importer here:
http://categoryimporter.ecommerce-themes.com/

It is free. Please make sure that you download the same file and follow that format for it to work properly.

 
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