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Valuable Tips on Zen Cart Product Import

Needless to say, that in order to evolve web store and make business prosper web merchants are to constantly renew Zen Cart store content and maintain actual inventory level. Manual Zen Cart products creating/modifying is really cumbersome and annoying, especially when you need to add/alter great variety of items. For that very reason there is the necessity in an instant append multitude of entities to Zen Cart database. Zen Cart import from file is an apt way out in such situation.

Store Manager for Zen Cart is a feasible solution that helps undertake flawless and fast Zen Cart bulk product upload and efficiently manage store data.

Accomplishing data transfer with the help of Store Manager you are not about to encounter difficulties. This operation does not demand technical proficiency and special skills. Zen Cart import comprises several steps and is being carried out via built-in import wizard tool. Useful tips and pieces of advice, given in every wizard window, help you accurately do settings and run the import process in a worthwhile manner.

Before starting the import process, do .csv file preparations. In the event that new items are planned to be appended to Zen Cart database, the file should comprise all the necessary fields with suitable information. On condition that formerly disposed at the website products are to be renewed, you may firstly export them to the file, bring in necessary alterations and upload the spreadsheet back to Zen Cart. If you operate with huge data sets and are afraid of mishaps occurrence, resort to database backup functionality.

All the preparations are completed, launch Zen Cart Import Wizard from products toolbar, context menu or Store section of the application.

Though data appending process started, you may look through information you upload at preview import step. What should be taken into consideration is correct specifying of field delimiter and quote character. These values are used to properly part columns and strings of .csv file you upload. Delimiter and quote character being specified incorrectly, Zen Cart bulk product upload won’t be accomplished in a worthwhile manner.

If you upload images together with products, designate images import options in corresponding window of the wizard. Do not forget to set up connection to your FTP before commencing on Zen Cart import.

Next what should be carried out is defining associations between Zen Cart database fields and file columns. Choose the field in the left window pane and link it to appropriate column of .csv file, given in the right pane. This procedure can be done automatically by means of Auto Set option, that can be used when names coincide.

Zen Cart products transfer method must be thoroughly analyzed. Selecting “Add and Modify” option you may not only renew existing items, but also create new ones. When only adding new Zen Cart products to database, opt for “Add Only” method. Accordingly, “Modify Only” foresees existing products updating only. Designating “Just Add” option you should be totally sure that identical items do not exist at the store, since Store Manager won’t look for duplicates, but upload Zen Cart products as they are.

Following import wizard steps meticulously and accurately, you will successfully accomplish bulk product upload. Import Wizard of Store Manager for Zen Cart is committed to amend bothersome procedures and bring your store to a higher level. To get more details on Store Manager for Zen Cart functionality go to http://www.zencart-manager.com