CSV Files

In this article you will find a guide to the various columns and their uses found in your CSV files.

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Note that these are case-sensitive and values should not be capitalized unless you have made them that way such as a Category Name or Attribute value.

Header

Use

Example

sku

As this suggests, your product's SKU (Stock Keeping Unit) goes here! This must be a Unique value.

100123

_store

The Store View this is for. Mostly used for multi language, you can leave blank or default for the Main Store View

spanish

_attribute_set

Deprecated. Do not use.

_type

What type of product is this? Your options are: simple, configurable, virtual, downloadable, grouped or bundle.

simple

_category

The Category and Subcategories that this product will live in

Men/Outerwear/Overcoat

sort_order

To sort the Products within Categories.

_product_websites
_website

Deprecated. Do not use.

cost

The cost for the vendor. Does not apply to Bundle or Group products.

3.41

cost_of_goods

Deprecated. Do not use.

description

The long description with detailed information regarding the product.
Note that HTML in this field will often return an error! For CSV updates, use plain text.

Sourced from local farmers and made with all organic components...

image

Link to your already uploaded image. You will also find Small and Thumbnail to set these images apart from the base image.
Note that you can not upload your images through a CSV file.

/p/r/product1.jpg

image_label

The label that will appear when one hovers over the image

Seafoam Green

meta_description

Information or short sentences that helps describe your product's page to search engines.

Wool sweaters just in time for the holidays!

meta_keyword

Words that help describe your page to search engines.

Wool

meta_title

Title to describe your page to search engines.

Wool Sweaters

minimal_price

Your "As Low As" Price

9.99

msrp

Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price

49.99

name

Your Product's name

Unisex Dinosaur Socks - TRex

news_from_date
news_to_date

New From and New To dates, to be used in your New Products Widgets

2015-02-13

price

What the customer sees as the price

10

short_description

The shorter description that appears to the right of the Product Image on the Product page.

10% Recycled cardboard, please see additional information for more on our sources.

special_price

Sale Price for an item, not associated with a catalog sale

1.99

special_from_date
special_to_date

Beginning and end dates for the special price (Sale Price)

YYYY-MM-DD
2017-02-13

status

Is the product Enabled or Disabled? Enabled is 1, Disabled, 2

1

tax_class_id

Tax code if you sell taxable goods (2) or charge for shipping (4). For non taxable goods use 0

2

url_path

The URL key that will show up after youstorename.com/

maxi-dress-and-jacket

visibility

How will the customer be able to view this item? Catalog & Search, Not Visible Individually?
Visible in Catalog and Search = 4
Visible in Catalog = 2
Visible in Search = 3
Not visible individually = 1

4

weight

The weight of the item to be used with your shipping calculations.

.05

qty

How many of this product do you have in stock?

100

min_qty

When the item's stock reaches this number, it will become out of stock.

0

is_qty_decimal

Choose whether the product can be sold using decimals (e.g., you can buy 2.5 product)
0 for no, 1 for yes

0

display_child_sku

Whether the SKU displayed on the Product Page should show the Variation SKU selected

0 = No
1= True

min_sale_qty

Minimum number of items in the shopping cart to be sold

0

max_sale_qty

Maximum number of items in the shopping cart to be sold

100

is_in_stock

Defines whether the product is available for selling (0 - Out of Stock, 1 - In Stock)

1

notify_stock_qty

The number of inventory items below which the customer will be notified via the RSS feed

5

use_config_manage_stock

Choose whether to view and specify the product quantity and availability and whether the product is in stock management( 0 - No, 1 - Yes)

1

stock_status_changed_auto

Defines whether products can be automatically returned to stock when the refund for an order is created ( 0 - No, 1 - Yes)

0

qty_increments

The product quantity increment value

1

enable_qty_increments

Defines whether the customer can add products only in increments to the shopping cart ( 0 - No, 1 - Yes)

0

is_decimal_divided

Defines whether the stock items can be divided into multiple boxes for shipping.

zoey_product_skip_shipping

Defines whether a Configurable Product or its individual Variations should skip shipping. To enable this feature go to Product->Settings->Inventory->Advanced Options and then change Enable Non-Shippable Products to "Yes". By default this will be "No".

Yes
No

_links_related_sku

The SKU of the products you want as Related

1234

_links_crosssell_sku

The SKU of the products you want as Cross Sell

4567

_links_upsell_sku

The SKU of the products you want as Up Sell

7890

_associated_sku

The SKUs of the Simple Products that will be linked to this bundle Product

AB-12

_associated_default_qty

Default number for the bundle product's simple component

8

display_child_sku

In a configurable product when a variation is selected what is the behavior with respect to the SKU displayed

  • Do not display Variation SKU
  • Show Variation SKU in the Product Page
  • Replace parent SKU with the variation SKU

zoey_default_variation

The default variation to show when a configurable product is first loaded

Variation Product ID - Where Variation Product ID is the Entity ID which you can get by exporting your Products or looking at the Product ID in the Admin - see image below

zb2b_product_atq_restricted

Hide Add To Quote button for this product. Yes - hide, No - don't hide.

Yes
No

zb2b_product_restricted

Enable Product Restriction for this product. Product will be hidden based on B2B > Product Restrictions for the below groups.

Yes
No

zb2b_restricted_prod_groups

Multi-select customer groups to apply restriction to. Leave blank for all.

Customer Group NAME
i.e. "Wholesale"

zoey_add_to_cart_qty

Default quantity to be displayed in the quantity box on a product page

Numerical value, example: 1

_tier_price_website
_tier_price_customer_group
_tier_price_qty
_tier_price_price
_group_price_website
_group_price_customer_group
_group_price_price

Tier & Group pricing information.
We highly recommend setting up a sample / test run product with this information from your control Panel before you start on updating this through CSV

_custom_option_title
_custom_option_price
_custom_option_sku
_custom_option_max_characters
_custom_option_sort_order
_custom_option_row_title
_custom_option_row_price
_custom_option_row_sku
_custom_option_row_sort

Custom Option information.
We highly recommend setting up a sample / test run product with this information from your control Panel before you start on updating this through CSV

_super_products_sku
_super_attribute_code
_super_attribute_option

_super_attribute_price_corr - Deprecated. Do not use.

Configurable Product Information.
We highly recommend setting up a sample / test run product with this information from your control Panel before you start on updating this through CSV. You should have one already set up in your store as test information.

You may have other attributes in here such as color, size, country_of_manufacture, manufacturer. All of these will be determined on the Attribute Set that you are using as well as the Attributes you have already set up.

Item ends with _position. Set a number to decide which choice will come first, second, third and so on.

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User Default Settings

Any line that begins with useconfig you can enter as "Use config" to use your default settings.

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HTML

Using HTML in your CSV files may cause issues with the import itself or the imported data. Please note the Support Team is not able to troubleshoot or assist with issues related to HTML in CSV files.

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Row count in CSV Files

When working with CSV files please note that the header row doesn't count as "Row 1". The real row count would start with row 2.