is it possible to import csv in Magento 2 from ssh command?

  • even i want to know is there any option in magento 1 Commented Apr 11, 2016 at 13:42
  • you can use magmi Commented May 17, 2016 at 1:59

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If you look at the list of bin/magento commands, there is no one to trigger the CSV import. As all shell commands in Magento 2 are executed with bin/magento, the answer is no.


You could add your own command in magento 2 and mimic what happens in magento's backend.

I did it this way and it works well.

Take a look at magento/module-import-export/Controller/Adminhtml/Import/Validate.php

for the validation part and


for the consumer.

In order to initalize the importer you have to pass some configuration data.

Here's an example:

        "entity"                    => "catalog_product",
        "behavior"                  => "append",
        "validation_strategy"       => "validation-stop-on-errors",
        "allowed_error_count"       => 10,
        "_import_field_separator"   => ",",
        "_import_multiple_value_separator" => ",",
        "import_images_file_dir"    => ""

I hope this gives you a good starting point.



There is a module with which you can integrate a corresponding shell command: https://github.com/cedricblondeau/magento2-module-catalog-import-command

You can simply install it with composer and enable it like this:

composer require cedricblondeau/magento2-module-catalog-import-command
php bin/magento module:enable CedricBlondeau_CatalogImportCommand
php bin/magento setup:upgrade

Usage is pretty straigth forward:

php bin/magento catalog:import -i pub/media/import -b add_update catalogdata.csv

where catalogdata.csv is in your magento webroot directory and -i designates the directory where your images are stored.

It's still working well with Magento 2.3.2. I've been using it since ver. 2.2.2, hope it helps.

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