How To: Export and Import Documents

Use the gear button to export and import documents.

Export Documents

  1. Go to Design → Documents.
  2. Tick the checkboxes next to the documents you want to export.
  3. Click the gear button in the top right corner of the page.
  4. Choose Export selected. You’ll be offered to download an XML file with all the selected documents and their snippets.

Import Documents

  1. Go to Design → Documents.
  2. Click the gear button in the top right corner of the page.
  3. Choose Import.
  4. Depending on the location of the XML file you’d like to import, click one of the 3 buttons:
    • Local—browse your local machine and select an XML file to import.
    • Server—browse the server, where your CS-Cart/Multi-Vendor is installed, and select an XML file.
    • URL—specify the direct link to the XML file.
  5. Click Import. The documents and snippets from the XML file will be imported to your store.
Choosing the XML file to import.


  • All the snippets of a document are exported along with the document in the same XML file.

  • An imported snippet will overwrite a snippet that exists in your store, if both snippets have the same <code>. The same goes for documents.

  • If you change the <code> of an document in the XML file manually and then import that file, a new document will be created. This document will appear on the list in the Administration panel, but won’t be used anywhere, unless you have an add-on that uses that document.

    If you export an invoice or order summary and create a new document based on either of them, you can later attach that document as a PDF file to your email notifications about order status changes.