Import/Export Object Cheatsheet

The following table describes Salesforce B2C Commerce's object type-specific import/export capabilities based on available schema files, Business Manager features, and pipelets. Click the following links for additional information on each type of object to export.

Objects Schema File Business Manager Location Pipelet
A/B Tests abtest.xsd site > Merchant Tools > Online Marketing > Import & Export or you can include A/B tests in Site Import & Export.

ExportABTests

ImportABTests

(Business Manager extensions can't be imported/exported) bmext.xsd N/A N/A
Active Data

(No schema) Active data is imported via a .csv file.

For more information, see Downloading Active Data from Production and Importing Active Data .csv files.

site > Merchant Tools > Online Marketing > Active Data > Import

ImportActiveData

Cache Settings cache-settings.xsd site > Administration > Site Development > Site Import & Export N/A
(Campaigns are no longer imported separately from promotions). (see promotions.xsd) (Imported as part of promotions) ImportCampaigns (deprecated.)
Catalog and Product Information

catalog.xsd

Granularity: entire catalog

site > Merchant Tools > Products and Catalogs > Import & Export.

ImportCatalog

(Import configuration: delete catalog before import)

ExportCatalog

Granularity: passed categories, products of passed categories, category assignments of passed categories, all recommendations in catalog, all shared product options in catalog).

Content and Library Folders

library.xsd

Granularity: entire library

site > Merchant Tools > Content > Import & Export

ImportContent

ExportContent

Granularity: passed folders, content assets of passed folders.

For images: Create a job that uses FTPClient or WebDAVClient to move files into the correct location in the cartridge.

Content Slots slot.xsd site > Merchant Tools > Online Marketing > Import & Export

ImportSlots

ExportSlots

Coupons and Coupon Codes

(Coupon codes can't be imported.)

coupon.xsd

CSV format

Granularity: selected coupons.

site > Merchant Tools > Online Marketing > Import & Export

ImportCoupons

ExportCouponCodes

ExportCoupons

Granularity: passed coupons.

Customer Groups customergroup.xsd

site > Merchant Tools > Customers > Import & Export

Administration > Site Development > Site Import & Export

ImportCustomerGroups

ExportCustomerGroups

Granularity: passed customer groups.

Customer customer.xsd site > Merchant Tools > Customers > Import & Export > Customer  
Customer List

customerlist2.xsd

site > Merchant Tools > Customers > Import & Export > Customer Lists

site > Administration > Site Development > Site Import/Export

ImportCustomerList

ExportCustomerList

Custom Objects

customobject.xsd

Granularity: all custom objects of selected type

site > Merchant Tools > Custom Objects > Import & Export

ImportCustomObjects

ExportCustomObjects

Granularity: passed custom objects.

Custom Object Type Definitions

metadata.xsd

Granularity: organization's custom object type definitions.

site > Administration > Site Development > Site Import & Export

Administration > Site Development > Import & Export

Importing from the Site Development module (not Site Import/Export) gives you the option to delete all custom objects before import, to allow for deletion of existing metadata.

ExportMetaData

Granularity: organization's custom object type definitions.

Custom Preference Definitions

metadata.xsd

Granularity: organization's custom preference definitions.

site > Administration > Site Development > Site Import & Export

Administration > Site Development > Import & Export

ExportMetaData

Granularity: organization's custom preference definitions.

(Forms can't be imported/exported) form.xsd N/A N/A

Geolocation

geolocation.xsd site > Administration > Site Development > Site Import & Export

N/A

(This is store geolocation information and doesn't apply to IP address geolocation, which can't be imported or exported)

This doesn't export geolocation information for orders. See order export for that information.

Gift Certificates

giftcertificate.xsd

Granularity: selected gift certificates.

site > Merchant Tools > Online Marketing > Import & Export

ImportGiftCertificates

ExportGiftCertificates

Granularity: passed gift certificates.

Gift registry (see product list)      

Inventory Lists

inventory.xsd site > Merchant Tools > Products and Catalogs > Import & Export.

ImportInventoryLists

ExportInventoryLists

Orders

(Only export is supported)

order.xsd

Granularity: selected orders, credit card numbered are masked.

site > Merchant Tools > Ordering > Import & Export

Contact Customer Support for information about importing orders.

ExportOrders

Granularity: passed orders, credit card numbers are masked or encrypted.

Payment Methods paymentmethod.xsd site > Merchant Tools > Ordering > Import & Export N/A
Payment Processor Information paymentprocessor.xsd site > Administration > Site Development > Site Import & Export N/A
Price Books

pricebook.xsd

Granularity: selected price books.

site > Merchant Tools > Products and Catalogs > Import & Export.

ImportPriceBooks

ExportPriceBooks

Granularity: passed price books.

Product Images N/A site > Merchant Tools > Products and Catalogs > Import & Export. Create a job that uses FTPClient or WebDAVClient to move files into the correct location in the cartridge.
Product List productlist.xsd site > Merchant Tools > Customers > Import & Export

ImportProductLists

ExportProductLists

Promotions promotion.xsd

site > Merchant Tools > Online Marketing > Import & Export

site > Administration > Site Development > Site Import & Export

ImportPromotions

ExportPromotions

Schedules schedules.xsd site > Administration > Site Development > Site Import & Export N/A
Search Information

search2.xsd

search.xsd

Note: Search.xsd is deprecated and is removed on April 15, 2011.

Files based on both search.xsd and search2.xsd are exported from site > Administration > Site Development > Site Import & Export when the Search Settings option is selected.

A file based on search2.xsd is exported from site > Merchant Tools > Search > Import & Export. No file based on search.xsd is exported here.

N/A
Search Preferences preferences.xsd

site > Administration > Site Development > Site Import & Export

N/A
Services  

site > Administration > Site Development > Site Import & Export.

site > Administration > Operations > Import & Export > Services

ImportServices

ExportServices

Granularity: all services.

Shipping Methods

shipping.xsd

Granularity: selected shipping methods.

site > Merchant Tools > Ordering > Import & Export

ImportShippingMethods

ExportShippingMethods

Granularity: passed shipping methods.

Sites site.xsd site > Administration > Site Development > Site Import & Export. N/A
Sorting Rules sort.xsd

site > Administration > Site Development > Site Import & Export

Search > Import & Export

 
Source-Code Groups

sourcecode.xsd

Granularity: selected source-code groups.

site > Merchant Tools > Online Marketing > Import & Export

ImportSourceCodes

ExportSourceCodes

Granularity: passed source-code groups.

(standard include file, not intended for import/export) xml.xsd N/A N/A
Store Information

store.xsd

Granularity: selected stores.

site > Merchant Tools > Online Marketing > Import & Export

ImportStores

ExportStores

Granularity: passed stores.

System Object Type Extensions

metadata.xsd

Granularity: organization's system object type extensions.

site > Administration > Site Development > Site Import & Export

ExportMetaData

Granularity: organization's system object type extensions.

Tax Tables

tax.xsd

Granularity: all tax classes, tax jurisdictions and tax rates.

site > Merchant Tools > Ordering > Import & Export

ImportTaxTable

ExportTaxTable

Granularity: all tax classes, tax jurisdictions and tax rates.

URL Redirects redirecturl.xsd site > Administration > Site Development > Site Import & Export N/A

URL Rules

Note: Legacy SEO Support rules are exported via site preferences.

url-rules.xsd

Granularity: all rules that determine the format of URLs for the storefront.

site > Administration > Site Development > Site Import & Export N/A
Web services (see Services)      
Wish Lists (see product lists)      
Note: The form.xsd isn't intended for import/export. Use this file as a guideline for defining form definitions. See Forms documentation for more information. The bmext.xsd is used to define Business Manager extensions. Files using this format should be put in their own cartridge and the cartridge added to the site cartridge path.