4. Export Categories

Export Categories wizard will help you to export categories from X-Cart to comma-separated values file (.csv) which can be easily opened in MS Excel or other application for detailed analysis.

To start Import/Export you need to click on button  which starts the Import/Export Categories Wizard.

  1. Select "Export" and click "Next >" button to continue.


  2. Store Manager can export X-Cart categories to .csv file. You should enter the file name or select one to be replaced.

    If you want to export categories to the file on the remote server you should have to check the appropriate field in the current window - 'Upload file via FTP' - and specify necessary information for FTP connection, namely: FTP server (it can be in the form of IP address), login, password and directory, where your remote file with exported data will be placed. In order to simplify the choice of the FTP directory you can use browser button. It displays network grid where you can find a necessary directory (see image above). 

    3. On the next page you can see some general export options.

All categories - if you want to export all categories at current store. If you wish to export products only from specific category, select "Only from current category and its subcategories" option. But, you'll need to make sure that category is open before you run the Wizard.

    4. Fields Delimiter page has some important settings. Check them to ensure proper configuration.


First option is delimiter character. Most popular delimiters are comma (,), semicolon (;) and tab character ( ) however other symbols can be used as well.

Export file is usually generated for further import.
Quote string values are used to separate strings in CSV file.
Third setting is category delimiter. This is not native .csv setting, it is used only in Store Manager. As you know categories are organized in a form of tree, where one category can contain one or more subcategories and subcategory can contain one or more other categories. Category delimiter character is used to separate category names and specify full category tree path for given product. Category path is very similar to directory path, used to specify full file name in Windows, where every directory separated by backslash (\) character like this one C:\Program Files\eMagicOne\Store Manager for X-Cart\.
As for example category path for "Sample Subcategory" (see image below) will be Hardware|Graphics Cards|Sample Subcategory. Pipe (|) character was used as separator.

Category tree sample

Images - Default images path is the exact place to store image files.

    5. Select fields you want to be exported:


All available fields that can be exported are listed in left pane. Select fields you want to be exported and click ">" button to move them to right pane. If you'd like to export all fields simply press ">>".
The order in which columns will be saved in .csv file can be changed. To do this you can move exported columns up and down using corresponding buttons.

Attention! When you press "Export" Button, export of X-Cart categories will start! This process will take some time.

    6. Preview Export. On the last page of Export Wizard you can preview the result.



If you don't want to perform any action after saving export data, use "Just close this window" option and Wizard will be automatically closed when you press Finish button. If you choose to open a directory containing result file, check corresponding option. Open result file option allows you to see export file opened in Excel.

Now export of X-Cart categories is finished

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