CSV import: Categories
page last edited on 26 April 2017
Below is a list of supported fields and their respective value types for category import.
|Field in CSV file||What this field describes||Value type|
|Fields supported by X-Cart core|
|path*||Path to category. Serves as identifier.
Example: Toys >>> Science Toys
|enabled||Is the category enabled?||Yes/No|
|showTitle||Option to show category title||Yes/No|
|position||Internal value of the category order. May not be negative. A smaller number means a higher position in the order.||Integer|
|memberships||Membership types, which members can see the category. Do not set it if you want to make the category visible to all customers. Otherwise, it will be visible to the users assigned to specified membership only.||String,
For any image that needs to be imported, you need to specify the image location. This can be one of the following:
Note that import of images takes considerably less time if the images to be imported are stored locally on the server. It doesn't matter if image path is specified as URL or filepath — X-Cart will try to detect if the URL is local to the server. So, if you need to import a considerable number of images from URLs, you can speed up the process quite a bit simply by saving those images locally on the server inside
SEO friendly URL of the category page.
|description||Full description of the category.||
|metaTags||Defines the content of <meta name="keywords" content="%value%"> meta tag||String,
Max. length: 255
|metaDesc||Defines the content of <meta name="description" content="%value%"> meta tag||String,
Defines meta description content type. Can be either A or C, where:
Max. length: 1
|metaTitle||Defines the content of <meta name="title" content="%value%"> meta tag||String,
Max. length: 255
|Fields added by GoSocial module|
|useCustomOpenGraphMeta||Defines whether use custom Open Graph meta tags for this product or use default ones||Yes/No|
|openGraphMeta||If useCustomOpenGraphMeta is Yes, then defines custom Open Graph meta tags||
|Fields added by Product Filter module|
* Required field.
** See CSV field attributes for more info.
If you are going to import data into X-Cart and do not wish to update certain X-Cart fields during the import process, you should not include these fields into your CSV file for import. Simply remove the respective column(s) from the file.
If necessary, import can be used to clear previously set field values from non-numeric fields. To clear a field value via import, in your CSV file to be imported specify the value of the field as “NULL”. After the import process is completed, the fields in which the value “NULL” has been imported will be cleared.
This feature is supported by the following fields pertaining to categories:
- productClasses (processed by the module Product Filter).