Magento2: Fastest Way to Import / Update Product Prices in Bulk

March 19, 2017  |  No Comments  |  by Raj (MagePsycho)  |  Magento 2


As you know our Magento1 version of the script “Updating product prices in Magento in an easier & faster way” was a massive hit. And we are back with the similar script for Magento 2 which helps you to update the product prices in bulk – probably the easiest and fastest way possible.

Let’s take a look at the standalone PHP script & sample CSV file below:

How to run the script?

1. Prepare the Script

Copy/Paste the script from above to the file: [magento2-root]/pub/m2-import-prices-index.php

2. Prepare the CSV Data

Download the sample CSV file as “prices.csv” and update values for SKU & Price columns. Then upload the CSV file to the [magento2-root]/var/import/ directory.

3. Run the Script

You can run script either from browser or from CLI.

3.1 Executing the price bulk update from Browser
Go to the browser and hit the URL:

Which will out as below on successful operation:
Magento2 Bulk Price Update via Web

Note: If you are using Nginx web server and want to change the script filename other than *-index.php, you may need to edit the nginx.conf.sample file of Magento2 as

# PHP entry point for main application
location ~ (index|get|static|report|404|503|AddYourNewFileNameHere)\.php$ {

And of course need to reload the nginx configuration thereafter:

# Ubuntu
sudo service nginx reload

3.2 Executing the price bulk update script from CLI
Simply run the following command(s) from the Console of your server:

cd /path/to/magento2-root
php -f pub/m2-import-prices-index.php

Which will output as:
Magento2 Bulk Price Update via CLI

Note: This is recommended approach if you want to bulk update CSV data is big.

Hope Magento2 Developers & Store Owners will find this script useful.
Please do show your love towards the script by sharing & commenting below.

Welcome Mass Importer Pro: Price Importer Ver 1.1.0 with new features

August 8, 2014  |  1 Comments  |  by Raj (MagePsycho)  |  Latest, Magento, Updates

Mass Importer Pro: Price Importer is the fastest price import tool available for Magento CE/EE.
Recently MagePsycho team released the most awaited features in Mass Importer Pro: Price Importer Ver 1.1.0

ChangeLog (0.1.5 – 1.1.0)

  • Compatible with Magento CE 1.3.x – 1.9.x & EE 1.12.x – 1.14.x
  • Added cron job based price importing with logging feature
  • Added shell/command line based price importing with logging feature
  • Added price rounding feature (normal rounding, rounding to nearest)
  • Added relative(fixed & percentage) pricing for special, tier & group prices.
  • Changed store view based pricing import to website based(as prices have either global or website level scope)
  • Added store wise price export
  • Added option for deleting special_price, special_from_date, special_to_date by marking the value with ‘x’ or ‘X’
  • Added button for checking csv file format (beside of Price Import button)
  • Added Change log file: Changelog.txt
  • Added Uninstallation file: Uninstall.txt
  • Refactored the code

New Features

1. Cron Job based price importing

To configure this, go to Mass Importer Pro > Manage Settings > Price Settings
You will see the following setting:

Price Importer: Cron Settings

Price Importer: Cron Settings

Enable CronYes
File Import DirectoryPath from where CSV files will be imported via cron.
Default: var/magepsycho/massimporterpro/price_importerr/cron
Process Imported FilesWhat to do after the files are imported?
Available options are:
No Action
Move To Archive Folder
Start TimeAt what time cron will run.
If ‘Start Time’ = 00 00 00 and ‘Frequency’ = Daily then equivalent cron expression will be 0 0 * * * (which means cron will be run once a day at midnight)
FrequencyFrequency at which cron will run. Options:
Error Email RecipientError email will be sent to this address in case of failure
Error Email SenderError Email Sender
Error Email TemplateEmail Template

Make sure that cron is enabled for your Magento store.
Refer to the following article for more info:

2. Shell/Command line based price importing

There is no any backend settings for Shell based price importing.
You just have to open the terminal and run the following commands.
1. Go to Magento root directory:

cd /path/to/your/magento/root

2. Price Importer help command:

php -f shell/priceimporter.php --help

3. Run price import (without reindexing)

php -f shell/priceimporter.php -- -import "path/to/csv/file.csv"

4. Run price import (with reindexing)

php -f shell/priceimporter.php -- -import "path/to/csv/file.csv" -reindex
Command line price import (with reindexing)

Command line price import (with reindexing)

Command line price import (without reindexing)

Command line price import (without reindexing)

So far in Mass Importer Pro, Prices can be imported via Web Forms, Cron Jobs & Command Line. From wherever you run import, You can view the import history from menu ‘Mass Importer Pro’ > ‘Price Importer’ > ‘Import History’ Tab > Filter the results by ‘Imported Via’.

Price Importer: Import History

Price Importer: Import History

3. Price rounding feature

There are three types of options for price rounding:

Price Importer: Price Rounding

Price Importer: Price Rounding

Rounding TypeDescription
No RoundingNo action with the price
Round NormallyUses php’s round() function. Examples:
9.43 -> 9.00
9.63 -> 10.00
Round to NearestYou have to set Rounding value for this. Examples:
9.43 -> 9.00 + (If Rounding Value = 0.99) = 9.99
9.43 -> 9.00 + (If Rounding Value = 0.50) = 9.50
This option is useful if you want to update your prices ending with .99, .50 etc.

4. Relative(fixed & percentage) based price importing

You can self increment or decrement the prices by fixed value or percentage. Also you can set ‘special_price’, ‘tier_price’ & ‘group_price’ to be certain percentage of ‘price’.
Valid Examples:

10Fixed Value
+10Increment current value by 10
-10Decrement current value by 10
10%10% of base price (note that there is no any sign in front)
Note: This applies only for price types: special_price, tier_price & group_price
+10%Increment current price by 10%
 -10% Decrement current price by 10%

5. Option to validate your CSV data

You can validate the CSV data before importing any prices.
Go to menu ‘Mass Importer Pro’ > ‘Price Importer’ > Select the import file > Click on the ‘Check Import’ button which will give you the check results.

Price Importer: Check Import Data

Price Importer: Check Import Data

6. Website wise price Import

Before Ver 1.1.0 You had to use combination of sku + store_id as unique identifier to update prices. Since Magento has either global or website level scope for prices, we have replaced ‘store_id’ by ‘website_id’.

In order to find the website_id, go to System > Manage Stores > Click on the related Website > Note the website_id from URL.
By default website_id = 0 (global)

7. Website wise price Export

You can export prices in format compatible with Mass Importer Pro from menu ‘Catalog’ > ‘Manage Products’.
How to export prices is clear from the below screenshot:

Price Importer: Export Prices

Price Importer: Export Prices

Also see: Importing regular, special, tier & group prices using ‘Mass Importer Pro: Price Importer’ Extension

Those were the major updates on newer version. Besides we have fixed some bugs & improved the functionality.
If you have any queries/issues regarding the extension, please do not hesitate to Contact Us.

How to set product attribute values to take values from default store?

February 7, 2014  |  No Comments  |  by Raj (MagePsycho)  |  Magento, Mysql

Have you ever ticked a ‘Use Default Value’ checkbox for Price (in store view level) and noticed the changes in the database?

If you tick the ‘Use Default Value’ checkbox for any product attribute (say Price) in store view level and save it. This will delete the related row in the database for that attribute, for the specific product, for that store id. And attribute will now take the default value.

Lets explain this scenario in detail.

1st Approach

Use Default Value - Before Tick

Fig: Before Checkbox Tick

Use Default Value Checkbox

Fig: After Checkbox Tick

So if you want to set the default value for any attribute, you can just tick the checkbox and save the product.
This process can be overhead in case of hundreds of product.

2nd Approach

Alternatively, you can use SQL approach which is actually the background operation.
1 Find entity_type_id

SELECT entity_type_id FROM eav_entity_type WHERE entity_type_code = 'catalog_product';

2 Find attribute_id

SELECT attribute_id FROM eav_attribute WHERE entity_type_id = 10 AND attribute_code = 'price';

Suppose attribute_code = price and entity_type_id = 10
3 Check if row for that attribute exists

SELECT * FROM catalog_product_entity_decimal WHERE entity_type_id = 10 AND attribute_id = 99 AND store_id = 3 AND entity_id = 123;

4 Delete that particular row

DELETE FROM catalog_product_entity_decimal WHERE entity_type_id = 10 AND attribute_id = 99 AND store_id = 3 AND entity_id = 123;

Now try to run SQL #3, will now give you the empty result.

So in general, You can use the following SQL

DELETE FROM {table_name}
WHERE entity_type_id = {entity_type_id}
AND attribute_id = {attribute_id}
AND store_id = {store_id}
AND entity_id = {entity_id}

In case you want to set the default value for all the products in that store just remove the ‘AND entity_id = {entity_id}’ filter.

In order to save you from worst-case scenario, just take a backup of your DB.

Last but not least, must thank @MariusStrajeru for his valuable suggestions and willing to help nature.