Can anyone please tell me How to Create New Magento Dataflow advanced profiles during extension installation in Magento 1.9.x?

  • Can anyone please help me on this? Sep 27, 2016 at 5:58
  • Not 100% sure what you mean. Are you looking to create a module that as part of it's set-up scripts will create dataflow profile? Sep 29, 2016 at 7:46
  • @david, Yes I am trying to do that. Sep 29, 2016 at 9:10

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This can be done using a data installer. To learn more about the basics of those please check out this Inchoo Article.

Now for the business end of the data installer; we create a new file in the module root data/my_module/install-1.0.0.php

and create a Dataflow Profile for installation


$installer = $this;
/* @var $installer Mage_Core_Model_Resource_Setup */

 * Dataflow profile data
    'name'         => 'Import OrderAdd items',
    'actions_xml'  => '<action type="dataflow/convert_adapter_io" method="load">
    <var name="type">file</var>
    <var name="path">var/import</var>
    <var name="filename"><![CDATA[csvfile.csv]]></var>
    <var name="format"><![CDATA[csv]]></var>
<action type="dataflow/convert_parser_csv" method="parse">
    <var name="delimiter"><![CDATA[,]]></var>
    <var name="enclose"><![CDATA["]]></var>
    <var name="fieldnames">true</var>
    <var name="store"><![CDATA[0]]></var>
    <var name="number_of_records">1</var>
    <var name="decimal_separator"><![CDATA[.]]></var>
    <var name="adapter">my_module/dataflow_adapters_import</var>
    <var name="method">saveRow</var>
    'gui_data'     => '',
    'direction'    => 'import',
    'entity_type'  => '',
    'store_id'     => 0,
    'data_transfer'=> 'file'


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