Support » Plugin: CSV Importer & Exporter » Custom fields import not working

  • Resolved animoo



    I have tried to import several times and I do not success with importing CSV date to custom fields.

    Custom post type is created with “Advanced Custom Fields”. Standard fields (title, content and taxonomies) are imported perfectly but extra custom fields do not appear.

    I have read that with version 3.0 should be fixed.
    I am using 3.1.0 and ACF 4.1.6.

    Could you please confirm me if it is working as supposed?
    Thanks and kind regards.

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  • Plugin Author smackcoders


    Yes, so far no issues have been reported by users in particular with custom field feature. What custom post plugin you are using? And try to use wp default date format.

    Thanks for the reeponse. I am using advanced custom fields.

    Should I use any date column into the CSV file? I import the rows without any date.

    Content, titles, excerpts and taxonomies are imported perfect. Only custom fields created from advanced custom fields

    Hi again. We found the problem.

    All the data is imported to database, but not correctly. For every custom field, a new entry is created with the name of the field that the plugin “advanced custom fields” gives to it (for example: field_519ddf2b67b8b).

    When you save a value into that the custom post manually, the field is recorded as the name you have provided (for example country_name).

    I do not know why this plugin is making it that way. While it is solved, a way to make it work is, once imported, update directly into the database the ocurrences at the table wp_postmeta, for ‘field_519ddf2b67b8b’ with ‘country_name’. All ocurrences less two first results (when you look for ‘field_519ddf2b67b8b’) that are those to define the field internally.

    I hope this will have help.
    Kind regards.

    Plugin Author smackcoders


    Thanks for the update @animoo. In case of ACF data should be imported to wp_options parallel with wp_postmeta tables. Adding this feature conflicts with other common custom fields plugin like custom post UI etc. So our development team decided to hold the ACF update in free version for now.

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