A CSV file for importing color swatches must have the name swatches-yyyy-mm-dd.csv, where the part -yyyy-mm-dd can be any date you want, or can be omitted.

Below is a list of supported fields and their respective value types for the import of product attribute values:

Field in CSV file What this field describes Value type**
name* Swatch name (e.g. red, blue, etc.)
String
Max. length: 255
position Swatch position on the Color Swatches listing page (Catalog > Color swatches). May not be negative. A smaller number means a higher position on the list. Integer
color* Swatch color value (a HEX presentation of the color) String
image Swatch image location String

* Required field.

** See CSV field attributes for more info.

Here is a sample file for importing color swatches: import-1.png

To import color swatches using existing global or product class attributes, you will need to use the basic CSV file format described in CSV import: Classes & Attributes with the field swatches added to the file.

Below is a sample file for importing global attributes with color swatches: import-3.png

To import color swatches using existing product-specific attributes, you will need to use the basic CSV file format described in CSV import: Product attribute values with the field swatch added to the file.

Below is a sample import file for importing a product-specific attribute with a color swatch option: import-2.png

Please note that the images of sample import files use a minimum of required fields and are shown for demostration only.