I just import many products form CSV (about 9 000). On back-end i see imported product images but they aren't set as base, small and thumbnail image - default set is "no image"

Do you know how can I change it for all of my products? "Fixes" for Magento 1.7 dosen't work - I'm using Magento 1.8 community

  • It will be helpful if you place the code of your importer that did the image attachment to products. Are you using dataflow?, Magmi?, custom shell?, api? etc. – ProxiBlue Feb 2 '14 at 12:20

place the below code in a file which is in root directory and execute the code. Please take the backup of your database before running the code.


$collection = Mage::getModel('catalog/product')->getCollection()
        ->addAttributeToSelect(array('image', 'thumbnail', 'small_image'))

foreach($collection as $product){
    $path = "Path_of_image_here";
        try {
        } catch (Exception $e) {
            echo $e->getMessage();
  • Does Path_of_image_here need to be updated to where the images are stored, like for example, /media/import? – zigojacko Feb 26 '14 at 16:42
  • correct, in your case $path = Mage::getBaseUrl('media').DS.'import'.DS.'file_name'; – Deepak Mallah Feb 27 '14 at 5:58
  • Is the filename needed? Because in the event of a 9000 product import, you're not going to update this script 9000 times for each product. Or does your suggestion above programmatically get the filename of the images in the media/import directory? Thanks. – zigojacko Feb 27 '14 at 8:53
  • to add image you will require the file name, let say import directory has all the images and the images filename are based on the SKU, for product with SKU xyz will have image filename will be xyz.jpg, create some logic similar to that. i had imported 57k product with that logic, good luck – Deepak Mallah Feb 27 '14 at 9:45

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