Import PIM categories

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You can import categories and their tree structure in bulk. Use the provided import template to add new categories or update details for existing categories. If you have the Auto assigned attributes checkbox selected, all categories added through import include the Auto-Assign Category Attributes feature.

You cannot move, delete or edit the name of existing categories using the category import. It can only create new categories or update existing category details. If you change the Parent Category or Name of an existing category in the import file, a new category is created.

  1. Click the Import on the Categories page.
  2. Click Download Template if you have not already formatted your categories according to the template format.
  3. Click Choose File.
  4. Locate your category file and click Open.
  5. Click Continue.
    If you receive any validation errors, resolve them before attempting to import again. You can download the provided file to view error messages that are specific to each row.
  6. View your import progress at the top of the Categories list page or click Cancel to stop it. A log of the import displays on the Imports page.