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Fri, Jun 6, 2014 8:15 PM


How do I customize the way data is exported out of my store?

Bigcommerce lets you to customize the way data is exported from your store with export templates. You can build your own export template from scratch or customize a copy of one to suit your needs. These are great for running reports, doing a quick update, and transferring products to another store.
To start, go to Setup & ToolsAdvanced toolsExport templates. You will see the pre-made export templates that are available to use.

The pre-made export templates

Creating a template for bulk editing
Although you can create one from scratch, we recommend using a copy of the Bulk Edit template and modifying it for your needs. This will let you bypass the settings and field mapping when you go to re-import it later.

1. Next to Bulk Edit, click Choose an Action and select Create a copy.

Create a copy selected from the Choose an Action drop-down

2. Under Template DetailsTemplate Name, type a new name for your template. We recommend naming it something specific for its purpose, such as Tax Report or Price Changes.

Template name field

3. Under Export Options, check the type of data you are creating the template for. Notice that the tabs listed along the top change with your selections.

In this example, the new template will be used to export products, so Enable Products Exporting is the only one checked.

4. Click on the tab at the top of the screen for the data type. In this example, we will click the Products tab.

Products tab at the top of the list

5. Go through and check or uncheck each field as needed. Keep in mind that some fields are required for re-import.

Check or uncheck the box at the top of the page to select all or deselect all.

6. When you have made your changes, click Save and Exit. You can now export your products using your new template.

Export page with new export template appearing in the list

If you wish to export from this page for any reason, you can do so by clicking Choose an Action and then choosing Export [data type].

Creating, deleting, and editing export templates
Creating a new template
1. Click Create an Export Template.

Create an Export Template button

2. Follow steps 2-6 listed above.

Editing an existing template
You can only edit custom templates. If you wish to edit a built-in template, follow the steps above to copy a built-in template.

1. Click on Choose an Action next to the template you wish to edit.

2. You will be brought to the edit page for the template. Once you have made your changes, save and exit.

Deleting a template
You can only delete custom templates.

1. Click on Choose an Action next to the template you wish to delete.

2. You will see a pop-up asking you to confirm that you wish to delete the template. Click Okay. Your template will be deleted.

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