How to Import properties in Shopware

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This article will introduce to you How to Import properties in Shopware to help you build up your online store basically.

Table of contents

Shopware properties overview

Under Catalogues > Properties, you will find an overview of the currently available properties (1), along with the corresponding property values (2) and a (optional) description (3). It is also indicated here whether or not the properties are displayed in the product filter (4).

Shopware properties overview

The “…” button (5) on the right side of each line opens the context menu for the corresponding property. This property can be opened, edited, or deleted from this page.

You can open the mask for creating a new property by clicking the Add button. When removing a property, please note that the property with all options will be deleted from all products to which it is assigned.

How to Import properties in Shopware

1. From Shopware 5

  • The module: The module is divided into four sections: sets (1), group assignments (2), all groups (3), and options (4).

From Shopware 5

All of your sets can be found in the “sets” section. By selecting one of these sets, you will be taken to the section “group assignments,” which displays all of the assigned groups. You can see all of your groups under “all groups”. You can see all of your options in options.

A set can be constructed in a variety of ways. In our example, we organized it by item type. This will make your life much easier because many of the items that share a type-set will almost certainly have similar properties. This makes it relatively simple to later assign properties to each of the items. Please keep in mind that a group can be a part of multiple sets. An item, on the other hand, can only be assigned to one set. As a result, you should always double-check that your set contains all of the required groups and options.

  • Making sets: Click “Add set,” enter a name (for example, clothes), and use the pencil symbol to check or uncheck the following options:
  • Comparable: If this option is selected, the properties of this set will be displayed in the item comparison table.
  • Position: This determines the set’s position if multiple sets are to be sorted, such as in the listing.
  • Sort: This handles the order of the groups within this set; you can choose between alphabetical, numeric, and position sorting (manual Sorting by Drag and Drop in “Group Assignment”).

From Shopware 5

From Shopware 5

Then, click Update to save the new set.

  • Forming Groups: To make a group, click Add group and type a name in the field that appears, such as “color” or “size.” Then decide whether or not to make this group filterable in the frontend:

From Shopware 5

From Shopware 5

Then, click Update to save the new group.

  • Developing alternatives: To begin, choose the group to which you want to add the options. The “options” section on the right will be refreshed. Now, click “Add option” and give your option a name in the appearing field. To save the new option, click Update

From Shopware 5

From Shopware 5

After saving it, you can edit the option by clicking the pen icon.

Here you can select an image that corresponds to your option and will be displayed in the frontend filter area.

From Shopware 5

  • Assigning groups to a collection: To enter the properties of your item, you must first assign the relevant groups to a set. To do so, go to the left and select the desired set, such as clothes. The section “group assignment” will be refreshed. Then drag and drop the desired group(-s), for example, “color” and “size,” into the “group assignment” area; these groups are now assigned to the selected set.

  • Assign properties to an item:

The Properties tab in the Item details window is where you can assign properties to your item. When the item does not yet have any properties, the window will appear as shown in the screenshot above. Select a set, such as clothes, and the property area will become active. Choose an existing group, such as “color.” After selecting a group, an option field will appear. Simply select one of the options, such as “red,” and the property will be displayed in the property area below. When you have finished assigning all of the properties to your item, save it.

2. From Shopware 6

You can begin the import in the Import tab of Settings > Shop > Import/Export.

From Shopware 6

To begin the import, you must first select the appropriate profile. Choose the default property profile.

Then you will need a CSV file that corresponds to the profile you have chosen. This CSV file should include all necessary properties and information, including the correct column names.

Once you have filled out all of the fields, click the Start Import button.

If the import was successful, you could now view and edit the products by going to Catalogues> Properties.

If the import fails, a message will appear under the Start Import button informing you of the number of records that could be successfully imported as well as the failed imports from the CSV file.

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The unimported entries can now be downloaded as a new CSV file. This file only contains the incorrect records, which have an additional column called _error. This column indicates why the record import failed. You can now directly correct this in the downloaded CSV file and then re-import the file.


We hope that you will find this article about How to Import properties in Shopware essential and we wish you succeed in building up your own online store on Shopware.

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