Import and Export Object Cheatsheet

Learn about and access Salesforce B2C Commerce object type-specific import and export capabilities.

The following table describes object type-specific import and export capabilities based on available schema files, Business Manager features, and pipelets. You can click the 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 or exported.) bmext.xsd N/A N/A
Active Data

(No schema) Active data is imported using 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, and 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 and 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 & ExportAdministration > 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

site > Administration > Site Development > Import & Export

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

ExportMetaData

Granularity: Organization custom object type definitions.

Custom Preference Definitions

metadata.xsd

Granularity: Organization's custom preference definitions.

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

ExportMetaData

Granularity: Organization custom preference definitions.

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

Geolocation

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

N/A

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

This object 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 and credit card numbers are masked.

site > Merchant Tools > Ordering > Import & Export

Contact Customer Support for information about importing orders.

ExportOrders

Granularity: Passed orders and 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 & Exportsite > Merchant Tools > Online Marketing > 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 & Exportsite > 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 was 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 & Exportsite > 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 & ExportSearch > 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 or 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 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 using 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 file isn't intended for import or export. Use this file as a guideline for defining form definitions. The bmext.xsd file is used to define Business Manager extensions. Put files using this format in their own cartridge and the cartridge added to the site cartridge path.
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