all kind of files.

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

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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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Functionality is amazing, we use it for daily orders, transport system, accountancy and even as a report tool which is not even intended.

The CSVI Field Mapper helps you to map your fields against CSVI fields. One of the most daunting tasks you have to deal with when setting up a new import is to match your own fields with the CSVI fields. To give you a hand, the CSVI Field Mapper has been created.

What is the Field Mapper?

CSVI Field Mapper is a tool to help you create your template with the correct CSVI fields.

Finding the field Field Mapper

The field mapper is located under Templates.

Field mapper menu item

How does the Field Mapper work?

In short, you upload a small sample of the actual file you want to import and CSVI will read the column headers from this file. CSVI will then present these column headers in a table with a dropdown beside it where you can choose the CSVI field you want to link it to. Once you are done, it can look like this:

Field mapper result

When you are done with the mapping of the fields, you can create a template of this by clicking on the Create Template link.

Field mapper create link


Creating a field map

To create a field map we start by going to Components -> CSVI Pro -> Templates -> Field mapper and you get the field mapper list:

Field mapper start

Now click on the New button to create a new field map and you get the new screen:

Field mapper new

Now the form needs to be filled out:


Give your field map a name


Select the file on your computer that you want to map. Take these points into consideration:

  • The first line of the field must contain the field names
  • The file cannot have Mac line-endings
  • Don't upload your full file if it is a large file. We are only using the first line of the file.

Autodetect delimiters

CSVI will try to detect the delimiters used in your CSV file. In case this doesn't work correctly, you can set this to No and specify your own delimiters.

Field delimiter

The field delimiter is the character that separates the fields in your CSV file.

Text enclosure

The text enclosure is the character that surrounds each field.


Select whether you want to do an import or export.


Select for which component you want to do the import/export.


Select what kind of operation you want to perform.

After these fields are filled out, click on Save. This will create the field map and process your file.

Mapping the fields

Fieldmapper field map

After the field map has been saved you can see a table like the screenshot. On the left you see the field names from your file and on the right the available field names of CSVI. CSVI does not match the fields automatically, you will have to choose which fields it belongs to. In the screenshot you can see that the field sku has been linked to the product_sku field, the field picture has been linked to file_url and so on.

Do the same for your fields and click on Save & Close, this brings you back to the field map list.

Create a template

With your field map ready, you can now create a template by clicking on the Create template link in the Template column.

Fieldmapper create link

This will create a new template based on your field map settings that you can then use for import.

Final steps

  1. Go to Templates -> Templates
  2. Click on the name of the template to edit the template
  3. On the File tab set the option Use file for configuration to No
  4. Save the template

You can now use this template for an import.

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Latest Updates

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    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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