Support » Plugin: Easy Digital Downloads - CSV Manager » CSV export then import – mapping of columns

  • Thanks so much for this very useful and promising tool!

    I’d really like to exclusively create and edit items in the CSV (it saves me a lot of time since I have hundreds of items).

    So what I did was create one test item in the WP back-end, then used this tool to export the CSV, thinking it would give me the CSV template and I could then add to it from there.

    I added 4 new items to the CSV then tried importing it and now I’m running into questions. I did click the option for the CSV including a header row (it’s unchanged from the one that EDD CSV export made).

    1) It’s asking me to map the headers — understandable although I wish if the columns were already identical to the CSV export, I wish the importer would just see/recognize them automatically, and avoid allowing me to screw something up.

    2) There doesn’t appear to be an appropriate EDD field destination for: post_id, post_title (not to be confused with post_name), post_content — am I not seeing them?

    3) If I don’t specify a post_id, will EDD automatically assign one? Is there anything I should know? Are there any post_id’s I shouldn’t use? If I include a post_id in a CSV, but that post_id is already being used, will it overwrite the old one? I’d love to know the logic being used, so that I know exactly how this tool is working and I can rely on it.


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  • Plugin Author Pippin Williamson


    Pippin's Plugins and Plugin Reviewer

    At this time we don’t support updating items via an import, sorry.

    OK, thanks Pippin.

    So if not importing, does that mean that any item in the CSV will overwrite a previous item if its post_id matches? Or if its post_name matches? Or if its post_title matches?

    Or will it never overwrite? Will everything in an imported CSV always create new items?

    Just trying to understand the logic here. I understand you’re not putting a ton of time into bells and whistles on this plug-in. But I think it would suffice for my needs *if* I understood its logic.

    What about the column headers that don’t have corresponding EDD destinations?


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