You can import a productCommerce: various forms of merchandise that you can display and purchase from the public site, including products, variations/SKUs, bundles, packages and dynamic packages. catalogCommerce: a top-level container for catalog entries such as categories, products, and variants (SKUs). from an external system into Episerver Commerce.
When to import or export
When setting up a new e-commerce site, you need to get products into the system. You may also need to import a product catalog when new products are added to an external system's catalog. Or, you want to move or copy product catalogs between websites.
While you can manually create a catalog and add catalog entries, that option is less useful if you have a large catalog. Instead, one of the methods for importing and exporting products.
Import and export methods
- Import/Export. Lets you export a product catalog or import a .zip file into Episerver Commerce, using the export/import feature.
- CSV Import. Lets you manage the product catalog in bulk using the CSV catalog import feature with an Excel spreadsheet saved as a .csv file. Before the import or export, the types of product data are mapped to the catalog structure and format. You can use the CSVcomma-separated values; tabular data in a plain text file separated by the comma character. catalog import feature for your entire catalog, or just portions of it.
Depending on the import or export setup, you may need to manually edit the information for imported products (such as adding images, documents, and associations) and their variations to complete the task.