all kind of files.

CSVI is a versatile management tool for importing all kinds of data into many different extensions.

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the easy way.

Export your data into different formats to different locations, automatic or manual. The choice is yours.

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CSV Improved enables you can import and export data into and from different Joomla! components.
Every component features its own import and export types to allow control over every part of the component.
Using a system that works based on a set of pre-defined fields you can match your fields with the CSV Improved fields to ensure a correct import. This way you can import all kinds of files from different kinds of sources,
for example from your supplier.
Using the same set of pre-defined fields you can set your own export fields to export for an accounting package, order list, order picking list and many other uses.

 Template based import/export Multi-component Support  Automated import/export Rule engine Field mapper Multi-source IMPORT/EXPORT

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A powerful product with excellent support
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This product is a very useful and powerful tool to do whatever you need with VirtueMart (and other) data.


  • CSVI 4.0+ / CSVI Pro 4.0+

Background information

An override is where you create your own routine and place it in a specific folder for CSVI to use. This way you can add or modify the behavior of CSVI when importing or exporting to suit your own needs. The override system allows for great flexibility so you can write your own import/export routines and not having to worry that by updating CSVI your changes are lost.

Creating an override routine

The default location for import routines is administrator/components/com_csvi/models/<component>/import and for export routines administrator/components/com_csvi/models/<component>/export

The problem with having your modification in the CSVI folder is, when you update CSVI your modification is lost. Instead of putting your modification directly in the CSVI folder you can put it in your template folder.

1. Location

The import routine overrides are located in the folder:

The export routine overrides are located in the folder:

  • <template>
    This refers to the administrator template e.g. khepri
  • <component>
    This refers to the component you are doing the import or export for e.g. com_virtuemart

The default administrator template in Joomla is khepri, so the location of the import routines for VirtueMart becomes:

The default administrator template in Joomla is khepri, so the location of the export routines for VirtueMart becomes:

2. Procedure

To use the override feature take the following steps:

  1. Copy the import routine you want to modify to the override folder e.g. You can copy the administrator/components/com_csvi/models/com_virtuemart/import/productimport.php to administrator/templates/khepri/html/com_csvi/models/com_virtuemart/import/productimport.php
  2. Modify the productimport.php file that has been copied to the override folder to your needs
  3. Perform the import

You can follow the same steps for export by changing the folder import to export.

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Latest Updates

  • CSVI 6.4.0 Pro available

    14 November 2015 in News

    It has not been so long since CSVI Pro 6.3.0 came out but we have some important fixes and additions that we want to share with you. This will also be the last release of 2015 as the year ends soon and we will bring you a lot of new goodies in 2016. Time has flown by but what a journey it has...

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  • CSVI 6.3.0 Pro available

    20 October 2015 in News

    In an on-going effort to stabilize CSVI further and improve the number of features, CSVI 6.3.0 sees the light of day. This release is a regular update and contains many small fixes but also adds a new routine for HikaShop. What's new? The new features in this CSVI release are : Added retrieve...

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  • CSVI 6.2.0 Pro available

    24 September 2015 in News

    Last month the new CSVI 6 Pro came out and soon after some immediate bugs were fixed in 6.0.1. Now we are moving forward and new features are being implemented as well as bugs being fixed. This brings us to version 6.1.0, a release with new features. A full list of changes can be found on the...

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