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Scheduling an Export

Scheduled Export is similar to manual Export, with respect to the available export file format and types of entities that can be exported:

The advantage of using Scheduled Export is that you can export data multiple times automatically, after specifying the export parameters, and schedule only once

Add Scheduled Export

The details of each export are not written to a log, but in case of failure you will receive an Export Failed email, which contains the error description. The result of the last export job appears in the Last Outcome column on the Scheduled Import/Export page.

After each export, the export file is placed in the user-defined location, and a copy of the file is placed in the var/log/import_exportdirectory on the server where Magento is deployed. The timestamp and the marker of the exported entity (products or customers) and type of the operation (in this case, export) are added to the export file name.

  • Field Descriptions



    Export Settings


    The name of the export. Helps you to distinguish it if many different scheduled exports are created.


    (Optional) A description of the scheduled export.

    Entity Type

    Identifies the data to be exported. After the selection is made, the Entity Attributes appear below. Options include: Products /Customers.

    Start Time

    Set the start hour, minutes, and seconds of the export.


    Define how often the export job will be executed. Options include:Daily/Weekly/Monthly.


    A new scheduled export is enabled by default. You can suspend it by setting Status to Disabled. Options include: Enabled/Disabled.

    File Format

    Select the format of the export file. Currently only the .CSV option is available.

    Export Settings Information

    Server Type

    Determines the location of the export file. Options include:

    Local Server

    Places the export file on the same server where Magento is deployed.

    Remote FTP

    Places the export file on a remote server. Additional options for credentials and file transfer settings appear.

    File Directory

    Specify the directory where the export file is placed. In case Server Type is set to Local Server, specify the relative to Magento installation path. For example, var/export.

    Export Failed Emails

    Failed Email Receiver

    Specify the email address to which an email notification (export failed email) is sent if the export fails.

    Failed Email Sender

    Specify the email address that is used as export failed email sender.

    Failed Email Template

    Select a template for the failed export email. By default, only the Export Failed (Default Template from Locale) option is available.

    Send Failed Email Copy To

    The email address to which a copy of the failed export email is sent.

    Send Failed Email Copy Method

    Specify the copy sending method for the export failed email.