CS-Cart and Multi-Vendor support bulk data import and export in the CSV (comma-separated values) format. You can create and edit .csv files in a third-party application that supports this format, like Google Spreadsheets, LibreOffice Calc, Microsoft Office Excel, etc.
To import or export data, go to Administration → Import data or Administration → Export data respectively.
For convenience, the import and export sections are divided into subsections according to the data type:
You can only update order details—adding new records is not supported.
Products—product details, including wholesale prices (i.e., quantity-based discounts);
Subscribers—mailing list subscribers;
To switch between the subsections, use the menu on the right.
Every subsection may consist of several tabs. Each tab includes two areas:
The contents of an export file are controlled by two list boxes:
To move fields from one list to another, use the twin horizontal arrows between the lists. To change the order of fields in the Exported fields list, use the twin vertical arrows below the list box. If necessary, you can save and then re-use a particular layout of the exported fields.
The highlighted fields on the Exported fields list are mandatory and thus cannot be removed from the list.
If you export data regularly, you can save the list of the exported fields: enter the name of your export pattern in the Save layout as field and click Save. Then you’ll be able to select your layout in the Layout drop-down list.
This is the list of all export options. Some of them appear only in specific subsections.
Category delimiter—the delimiter to separate child and parent categories.
CSV delimiter—the delimiter to separate the exported values.
File name—the name of the exported file.
Files directory—the directory where files for downloadable products are located. Used for files without a path specified.
Images directory—the directory where images are located. Used for images without a path specified.
Language—the language of the exported data (two-letter language code.)
Output—the output type:
Regardless of the output type, you can download the file later: go to Administration → Export Data, click the gear button and choose Exported files.
Features delimiter—the delimiter to separate multiple product features.
Price decimal separator—the symbol to be used as the decimal mark in product prices.
Here you can read more about product Import/Export.