Scheduled Import/Export

Scheduled imports and exports can be run on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. The files to be imported or exported can be located on local Magento servers, or on remote FTP servers. Scheduled Import/Export is implemented by default, and does not require additional configuration. All scheduled imports and exports are managed by the Cron job scheduler.

To access scheduled import/export:

  1. On the Admin sidebar, tap System.

  2. Under Data Transfer, choose Scheduled Imports/Exports.

    Scheduled Import/Export

  3. To create a new scheduled import or export job, tap the appropriate button. Then follow the instructions for the type of scheduled job.

  4. When the record is saved, the job appears in the Scheduled Import/Export grid.

  5. After each scheduled job, a copy of the file is placed in the var/log/import_export directory on the Magento local server.

    The details of each operation are not written to the log. If an error occurs, notification is sent of the failed import/export job, with a description of the error.