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Graphical Catalog Export Capability

Currently, we can run the data extract utility against the database, however this requires understanding many specific flags and syntaxes.

This idea would be to design a catalog export capability from within the business user tooling (Management Center) that would allow you to have granular control over what is exported, how it's formatted, etc.

Some ideas are included below.

Overall Catalog Options:

  • Select which catalog (Master Catalog, Sales Catalog, etc)
  • Or select which Store/eSite catalog

General Catalog Data Selections:

  • Toggles for all basic product data (ie:  Unique ID, Name, Short Description, Long Description, Manufacturer, etc.)
  • Toggles for image paths (thumbnail and full size)
  • Toggles for Pricing (allow pricing data to be exported for one or several entered currencies)
  • Overall language selection for data currently loaded in source catalog

Toggles for Search Engine Optimization Data:

  • URL Keywords
  • Page titles
  • Meta Description
  • Image alt text

Attributes Data

  • Export of Descriptive attributes/values
  • Export of Defining attributes/values


Possible Output Formats:

  • Dataload formatted files (CSVs / XMLs)
  • Custom CSV or XML format with specific selected values as headers
  • A format that could easily be lifted/shifted from one version of Commerce to another
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  • Feb 5 2019
  • Needs review
How will this idea be used?

We currently provide business a way of uploading catalog data in a graphical nature using Management Center.  This functionality would essentially offer the same, but in reverse with the ability to select specifically what items you want included in your output files.

What is your industry? Retail
What is the idea priority? Low
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