Import Export Categories for Magento 2


Magento 2 Import / Export Categories Extension allows admins to add a large number of categories at once. This is a great solution to help store owners to simplify their workload and increase productivity.


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Import & Export Categories: Problems and Solutions

In default Magento 2, store admins have to create categories one by one and fill in related data in each category.

With the large-scale business, the update in category data is constant and with a massive amount. In that case, importing each category one by one is really time-wasting and make store admins impatient and feel so inconvenient.

Magento 2 Import & Export Categories extension by Mageplaza supports admins to save a lot of time because they do not have to import each categories step by step. Instead, the extension can import a number of categories.

Besides, Magento 2 export categories extension also supports store admins to reduce workload and enhance the work performance significantly. As a result, the flow of the store work will run more effectively and professionally.

Imports various categories in one time

Instead of importing categories on by one, the store admins can import multiple categories in one time by importing CSV file.
This file will include all the data of various categories.

Download sample of Categories import files

A sample CSV file is supported in the admin backend so store.

The Magento 2 Import Categories extension provides administrators a sample CSV file to download to your computer. Then, they can absolutely fill in category data such as category ID, store ID, parent ID, name, description, category products and so on.

Data validation notification

To make sure a comprehensive imported file, admins are allowed to validate the data before clicking on Import button.

After checking the data, the detail notification on validation results will appear clearly with detailed results. If the file is perfect, the Import button will display and admins can import the data instantly. However, in case there are any errors occuring, admins need to fix these issues and then import again.

Ajax supported

With Magento 2 Import Export Categories by Mageplaza, there is no action of redirecting or page reloading thanks to the support of Ajax.

With both exporting categories, after selected entity attributes, the categories can be downloaded immediately in the CSV format. Meanwhile, with importing data, with one click, the categories data can be uploaded quickly and importing process will be done without any reloading actions.

More features

Categories Import behavior

Select action of importing process: Add/Update, Replace, Delete

Images file directory

Import images via inserting the path of images file.

Import sample

Download the sample of import file.

Stop/ skip errors

Stop the import process or ignore errors when there are errors

Full Import/Export Categories Features

Import Categories

  • Select Entity Type: Mageplaza Categories Import
  • Import Behaviors
  • Select action of importing process: Add/Update, Replace, Delete
  • Stop the import process or ignore errors when there are errors
  • Enter the error number to pause the import process
  • Enter the marker to separate fields in a column, in the value of a cell
  • Enter the marker to enclose the value in a column
  • Upload the input file to import categories
  • Input the location for the image files if included in the input data
  • Check data, validation results
  • Fix the errors or if there is no error, go ahead with importing
  • Compatible with Magento 2 extensions: Categories Permissions, Import & Export CMS Pages, Order Export, etc...

Export Categories

  • Select Entity Type: Mageplaza Categories Export
  • Select attribute label/ code of the exported file
  • The exported data is recorded in CSV file


Mageplaza's Import / Export Categories supports importing and exporting via CSV files.

Yes, you can select the entity attribute label/ code before processing exporting the categories data.

Yes, you just need to enter the path to the image uploaded to the server. For example: e.g. var/export, var/import, var/export/some/dir

There are there types including Add/ Update, Replace and Delete.

In case after there is no error, you can click on Import button to import instantly the categories data. However, if there are error details, please fix them before importing.

Yes, you can do easily by filling in a number in “Allowed Errors Count” fields.


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05 February 2021

Gonna purchase more

We love this extension as we can validate the data before importing and if there is any issue, we can check then fix and import later. We are surely going to purchase more extensions from Mageplaza.

Adam Harris -Verified Purchase
02 February 2021


It really saves time because everything can be imported and exported from CSV files in a second. It's such a good helper. The extension is easy to employ too.

Duncan -Verified Purchase
26 January 2021

Save my time

Importing mass categories at once saves my time and effort. Never imagined such a solution exists. Thank you for this amazing extension. I figured out how to do it after asking the support team. They are absolutely amazing.

Julie Hyland -Verified Purchase

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