What Is a Starter Data Mapping Template?

We've built a set of Data Mapping Templates to help get you started with your imports. Mapping your CSV file to the correct Shopify fields is the most time-consuming part of the import process, and we are always looking for ways to improve the process. The Data Mapping Templates will help you get up and running quickly.

There are two types of templates: starter templates and ready-to-use templates. A ready-to-use template is a template that doesn't need you to review the template or make changes. Some platforms have a set of static fields they always export, making it easy to create a one-time mapping that can be used by anyone. An example of this is the Shopify store to Shopify store template. Shopify has a consistent CSV format that can easily be mapped to the Shopify API (obviously). A starter template needs a little oversight before using.

Starter Templates

Starter templates are intended to help you get started with your import. If there is a common import with a fairly consistent CSV export, we're able to create a default template for it. However, there are usually a few things that need to be changed on these templates. When you click the Use Template button, you'll be redirected to the update data mapping page, where you can edit the template and make changes for the particular CSV file you're looking to import.

Starter Data Mapping Template

Even though we've done a lot of the heavy lifting to get your CSV file mapped, we always encourage you to run tests before you run your full import. Every store has its own set of complexities, and it's important that you understand how your data will look when you import. Read our testing documentation here.

Migration Documents

Don't worry; we also have a set of migration docs associated with each template that will help walk you through the necessary changes. The migration document gives you step-by-step instructions on how to migrate your data, given the template you've selected. It will also walk you through any necessary changes you may need to make.

The starter template will significantly reduce the amount of time you need to spend mapping your CSV file. For a list of migration documents, click here.


App: EZ Importer

Tags: ez importer, faq, data mappings