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CS-Cart Store Import Add-on


Today I would like to share some information about the CS-Cart Store Import add-on, which is to be used for importing data from CS-Cart 2.2.4 or 2.2.5 to CS-Cart 3.0.2 (of the same edition) as well as for importing CS-Cart 2.2.4/2.2.5 Professional and Community stores to CS-Cart Ultimate as additional storefronts.

This add-on is included by default in CS-Cart 3.0.2 and can not be obtained separately from the distribution.

How it works

What it basically does is import the database from an existing store (powered by CS-Cart 2.2.4 or 2.2.5) to a CS-Cart 3.0.2 installation.

In case of using the add-on in CS-Cart 3.0.2 Professional, Multi-Vendor or Community, it will overwrite all the existing store data (if there is any) in this CS-Cart 3.0.2 installation with the imported content.

If you use the Store Import add-on in CS-Cart 3.0.2 Ultimate, the data (only from CS-Cart 2.2.4/2.2.5 Professional and Community editions!) will be imported to a separate storefront, which will be created automatically. Thus, you can import as many CS-Cart Professional or Community stores as you have to a single CS-Cart Ultimate 3.0.2 installation (you may need to acquire additional storefront licenses for your CS-Cart Ultimate).

UPD: There is currently no way to directly import data from CS-Cart 2.2.4/2.2.5 Community Edition to CS-Cart 3.0.2 Ultimate Edition. This issue will be solved in one of the future releases. Take our apologies for the inconvenience.


Important: Before you start the import see how much space the existing CS-Cart 2.2.4/2.2.5 installation takes on your server hard drive. Make sure you have at least twice as much free space left!

Now follow these steps:

The import process will start. The progress will be indicated in real time. When the process is finished the data from the specified CS-Cart 2.2.4/2.2.5 installation will be imported to the current CS-Cart 3.0.2 store.


As the process above requires having a separate CS-Cart 3.0.2 installation, after the successful import the old CS-Cart 2.2.4/2.2.5 must be removed or closed for public access until you are sure you no longer need the software files and database. It is illegal to use both CS-Cart 2.2.4/2.2.5 and CS-Cart 3.0.2 having one license.

If you would like to replace your existing CS-Cart Professional installations with one (or several) CS-Cart Ultimate installation, buy an Ultimate license (if you have not yet), make the import using the instructions above and then contact CS-Cart team to replace your CS-Cart Professional licenses with Ultimate storefronts.

If you have any questions about the add-on and its usage, feel free to ask right here in the comments. We will do our best to give you detailed answers as soon as possible.

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