How do I export products from Magento?

Export Products from Magento

Exporting products from Magento allows you to create a CSV file of your product data, which can be used for backups, data analysis, or migrating products to another platform. Here’s how to export products from Magento:

Steps to Export Products from Magento

  1. Log in to the Magento Admin Panel:
    • Open your web browser and navigate to the URL of your Magento admin panel.
    • Enter your admin username and password, then click on "Sign in."
  2. Navigate to the Export Functionality:
    • In the left sidebar, go to System > Data Transfer > Export.
  3. Configure the Export Settings:
    • Entity Type: Select Products from the dropdown menu.
    • Export File Format: Choose the format for the exported file, typically CSV.
  4. Set Export Filters (Optional):
    • You can set filters to narrow down the products to be exported. For example, you can filter by attribute set, SKU, price, status, or visibility.
  5. Start the Export:
    • Click the Continue button to start the export process.
    • Magento will generate a CSV file containing the product data based on your configuration and filters.
  6. Download the Exported File:
    • Once the export process is complete, the CSV file will be available for download. Depending on your browser settings, the file may be downloaded automatically, or you might need to click a download link.

Example of a CSV Export File Structure

"sku","name","attribute_set_code","price","qty","product_type","visibility","status","weight","categories","description"
"sku001","Product 1","Default","29.99","100","simple","Catalog, Search","Enabled","1","Category 1","This is Product 1"
"sku002","Product 2","Default","39.99","50","simple","Catalog, Search","Enabled","1","Category 1/Category 2","This is Product 2"
"sku003","Product 3","Default","19.99","200","simple","Catalog, Search","Enabled","1","Category 2","This is Product 3"

Tips for Exporting Products

  • Backup Data: Regularly export and save your product data as a backup.
  • Data Analysis: Use the exported CSV file for data analysis in spreadsheet software like Excel or Google Sheets.
  • Data Migration: Export products when migrating to another Magento instance or a different eCommerce platform.