I want to add product images from external url.. I have created CSV file for image uploading..When I click run profile popup button it displays "image not exist" error..http://intow.co/admin/backEnd/uploads/4717602016_05_12_03_28_35pm.png(image url)


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Using Magento's default Import or Dataflow Import doesn't allow you to download and assign an image via a CSV import. You'll either have to download the image and upload it to the server with the correct path in your CSV or you can look at a 3rd party tool like Magmi for importation.

Magmi's documentation is fairly solid and will allow you to download and assign a product an image via a CSV import.

Magmi's Documentation can be found here - http://wiki.magmi.org/index.php?title=Main_Page

I would also ensure that the link you're providing the image field is valid and displays the image when you access it in a browser, the one you have provided displays a page error/404.


Suppose say we have a csv with an extra field: external_image_url for product import.

1> Copy app/code/core/Mage/Catalog/Model/Convert/Adapter/Product.php to the local code pool so that new path looks like: app/code/local/Mage/Catalog/Model/Convert/Adapter/Product.php

2> Open the Product.php from local code pool and search for the following code within saveRow() function:

foreach ($imageData as $file => $fields) {
    try {
        $product->addImageToMediaGallery(Mage::getBaseDir('media') . DS . 'import' . trim($file), $fields);
    catch (Exception $e) {}

Add the following code just below it:

$image_url  = $importData['external_image_url']; //get external image url from csv
$image_type = substr(strrchr($image_url,"."),1); //find the image extension
$filename   = md5($image_url . $importData['sku']).'.'.$image_type; //give a new name, you can modify as per your requirement
$filepath   = Mage::getBaseDir('media') . DS . 'import'. DS . $filename; //path for temp storage folder: ./media/import/
file_put_contents($filepath, file_get_contents(trim($image_url))); //store the image from external url to the temp storage folder
$mediaAttribute = array (
 * Add image to media gallery
 * @param string        $file              file path of image in file system
 * @param string|array  $mediaAttribute    code of attribute with type 'media_image',
 *                                         leave blank if image should be only in gallery
 * @param boolean       $move              if true, it will move source file
 * @param boolean       $exclude           mark image as disabled in product page view
$product->addImageToMediaGallery($filepath, $mediaAttribute, false, false);

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