First we will create an export template in which we can store all our preference. Let's call the export page:
Now you are on the process page, this is where the import and export takes place.
It's time to tell CSVI what you like to do, under the Manual import/export set the following options:
finally click on Go.
You have now told CSVI that you want to do a product export for VirtueMart and CSVI loads the settings for this specific export.
Click on Save as new to save your template and give your template a name. There is a separate tutorial that explains how to manage your templates.
The template has now been created.
The next step is to tell CSVI something about the file you want to import.
Now that the file options are set, CSVI knows how to export your file. Click on Save to save your changes in your template and make sure they don't get lost.
In this tutorial we are going to export the following fields:
To know what these fields represent have a look at the Visual Available Fields category.
Let's tell CSVI which fields you want to export.
When you are done you have 4 fields here. To make sure we don't lose anything, click on Save again to save your template.
The last step is to fine-tune our export settings.
The export options page has many options to filter your results. Move your mouse over each option to see what it can be used for. The most important option is the Language option. Since VirtueMart 2.0.2 it is necessary to choose the language for which you want to export your product descriptions. Before you can do this, make sure you have set in VirtueMart which languages you want VirtueMart to support. You can do this in the VirtueMart configuration.
The default value is to separate categories and sub-categories with a /. In case you are using something else, you can change that here.
This completes setting up the template, click on Save 1 more time and now your template is ready for export.
To create the export file, click on Process button:
Depending on your browser you might get a Save dialog or the browser saves the export file directly in your default download folder.