Store Import is an add-on that imports the database from an older version of your store to 4.x.x. The process takes several steps:
Starting from CS-Cart 4.3.7, the Store Import add-on doesn’t come with the CS-Cart installation package. Please get the Store Import add-on for CS-Cart 4.3.7 and newer from the Marketplace. It’s free.
Although CS-Cart 4.3.6 has the Store Import add-on by default, we recommend that you get it from the Marketplace as well: on the Marketplace, the add-on is fresher than the one that comes with 4.3.6.
Use the table below to see the versions that you can upgrade to and from:
|Upgrade from:||Upgrade to:|
|CS-Cart Professional 2.2.4 - 3.0.6||CS-Cart 4.0.2 - 4.3.2, 4.3.6 - 4.3.8|
|CS-Cart Ultimate 3.0.1 - 3.0.6||CS-Cart 4.0.2 - 4.3.2, 4.3.6 - 4.3.8|
|CS-Cart Multi-Vendor 2.2.4 - 3.0.6||Multi-Vendor 4.0.2 - 4.3.2|
The Store Import add-on for CS-Cart 4.3.6 can also import data from CS-Cart 4.3.1 - 4.3.5.
If you want to upgrade your store from CS-Cart or Multi-Vendor 4.0.x and later versions, use the Upgrade Center.
CS-Cart/Multi-Vendor 4.2.x and 4.3.x require PHP 5.3.x or higher. CS-Cart 4.3.6 requires PHP 5.3.6 or higher.
You can use the Store Import add-on if you own a license with an active upgrade subscription. If you license does not have an active upgrade subscription, you can either prolong upgrades for the current license, or buy a new license.
Don’t use both the old and the new store at the same time with one license. Keep the new store closed (Settings → General → Close storefront) while you configure it. Close the storefront of the old store right after you go live with your new store. Learn more about closing your storefront.
Depending on what version of CS-Cart/Multi-Vendor you used for your old store, some data may be left out during the import process.
The add-on imports all the data, including layouts and settings.
The add-on doesn’t import some settings:
The add-on doesn’t import most of the layout data (information about blocks and tabs). There are some exceptions: