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Upload product database automatically

Last update: 14/03/2023
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Forget about dull manual upload of products from your suppliers’ catalogs to your store



The XML & CSV add-on sets you free from dull manual upload of products from your suppliers’ catalogs to your store. You only need to get the XML table from your vendors and import it to your store. The product database will be uploaded automatically, all the following changes in the catalogs will be synchronized with your store automatically by means of the CRON script. The XML and CSV add-on lets you easily import products from any XML, CSV, JSON or YML file to your CS-Cart store. Save yourself hours with this add-on and make inventory management hassle-free.

Watch the video guide in YouTube.

Key Features

  • Input numerous XML feeds from different suppliers via admin panel.
  • Scan fields and attributes of the XML feed for the dynamic setting of fields matching.
  • Add products missing from the database.
  • Update products in the database.
  • Ability to clone import profiles in order to save time on setting up profiles with similar settings.
  • Import products automatically by scheduling a CRON script.
  • Import in YML (Yandex Market Language) format.
  • Process multiple settings:
  • a. Name and description
  • b. VAT
  • c. Main and additional images
  • d. Features
  • e. Prices and stock
  • f. Categories and subcategories

All the fields you can import are listed in our User Guide.

  • Ability to specify the fields to import for new products and the fields to update for the existing products.
  • Modify prices during import. You can add extra charges to the vendor’s prices.
  • Ability to import large files and track the import process in a separate window.
  • Only administrators with the privileges to manage the catalog have access to XML.
  • Configure the input fields up to your needs. For example, you can import the whole catalog every 24 hours and update prices and stock every 5 minutes.
  • Seamlessly import data in the XML, CSV, JSON and YML formats.

How it works

Set up the add-on settings first.


The add-on creates the XML and CSV import page, where you can see a list of all created profiles with the ability to delete, edit, add, and import profiles.


Select a file, the file type you would like to import and set the other parameters.


Then select containers for categories and products.


Once containers are selected, the Category mapping and Fields mapping tabs will be available. Use the Fields mapping tab to arrange a list of fields included in the data feed. While in the Category mapping tab, you can match product categories from the XML or CSV file with product categories in your store. Link categories manually if they were not linked automatically.



The Cron tab contains the link to run the cron script automatically according to a schedule. Watch our video tutorial to learn how it is set up.


After all the parameters are specified, click Save the changes and them the Import button to run the import process. It may take some time. At the end you will see the Import completed notification.



Visit our documentation site to read whole article about comparison with Advanced Import.

Advanced products import XML & CSV
File import Format XML, CSV XML, CSV, YML, JSON
Support of the XML container format
Common products add-on compatibility
Import by vendor ability
Primary fields setup Product code obligatory field

Primary field can be mentioned, and additional field can be selected;

Select the primary fields check:

  • All: Selection is performed for primary and additional fields simultaneously
  • Cascade: Selection is performed for the primary field first, and then for the additional field
Category mapping
Automatic category mapping
Characteristic mapping
Options mapping
Currency conversion while importing

User Guide

Learn more about the add-on in our 

  • CS-Cart
  • Multi-Vendor
Compatible versions
  • 4.16.1
  • 4.15.2
  • 4.15.1.SP4
  • 4.15.1.SP3
  • 4.15.1.SP2
  • 4.15.1.SP1
  • 4.15.1
  • 4.14.3
  • 4.14.2.SP1
  • 4.14.2
  • 4.14.1.SP1
  • 4.14.1
  • 4.13.3
  • 4.13.2.SP2
  • 4.13.2.SP1
  • 4.13.2
  • 4.13.1
  • 4.12.2
  • 4.12.1
  • 4.10.4.SP1
  • 4.10.4
  • 4.10.3
  • 4.10.2
  • 4.10.1
  • English
  • Русский
The add-on works, even though there is a slight learning curve involved when moving from the CS-Cart advanced product import.
The main selling point for us was the category mapping feature, which does what it's supposed to do, but the CRON import functionality is also much improved from the standard import one and allows for a more stable and coordinated import.
Halit Aydogan
XML Satın aldım Kullanıyorum Harika
George Tempelis
The add-on worked as expected. Imported 2500 products at ease. Categories and values stored properly. Thanks!
Vasileios Perkatis
The addon does exactly what is supposed to do. It saves you a lot of time.Great Work!!!!
kostas iliadis
great plugin and do what it says! clear code without bugs! I recomend it to everyone.
Thank you very much for this great job now managing site is cooler than ever.
he manager helped to install and set up the addon and it works fine. The video about cron script was also useful.
Huseyin Kulaksiz
Good service and quality addons.
This works as expected and does a good job.
Thank you very much.
Установили модуль, давно такой нужен был!

У нас более 10к товаров, цены обновлять мучение. Кое что хочется допилить под себя.
Ребята из simtechdev бесплатно доработали возможность привязки характеристик, но теперь хочется эту привязку характеристик выборочно делать, только для определенных характеристик, но что бы это сделать, просят сумму больше стоимости самого модуля..

Модуль можно было вернуть - но мы оставили. Будем работать, дорабатывать.

Who are we?

CS-Cart Addons is a provider of complex eCommerce solutions

Who are we?

CS-Cart Addons is a provider of complex eCommerce solutions for CS-Cart based trading, financial and manufacturing companies.

Since 2005 we have released about 200 add-ons, themes and their customizations, working with more than 5000 projects from more than 170 countries.

Among the clients of CS-Cart Addons are large federal companies, developing electronic commerce, as well as startups and small companies with an already formed product

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