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Magento 1.3: PHP Developer's Guide by Jamie Huskisson

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Sample implementation: Import/Export of metadata

A sample usage of importing/exporting data in Magento is to use it to control the product metadata stored for all of our products. Sometimes SEO (Search Engine Optimization) companies want to tweak metadata en masse. When using Magento's import/export functionality, this reduces the overhead of appointing someone to traverse the data, product-by-product, to edit everything.

To do this, we create:

  • An export profile to get all of our product metadata out for us to edit and manage
  • An import profile to import all of our changes back into the system

Exporting our metadata

We begin by creating a new profile. For that, we click on the Add New Profile button in the top-right of the initial Profiles screen. ...

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