I am trying to import products from a csv file which i exported last time, located in var/export folder. after configuring the import profiler when i click the "Run Profile in Popup" i get immediately this error.

* Starting Mage_Dataflow_Model_Convert_Parser_Csv :: parse 
* Error write to file batch_4.tmp 
* Finished profile execution.

any suggestions, i am sure this is not related to code.

2 Answers 2


what i figured to get rid of the above issue, is to save the settings after any changes and then run the import profile. in my case the previous setting was to Interactive and i was using local/remote server for data transfer and i guess it was not able to locate the file.

hope this saves time for someone.


Magentos import and export format is sadly not the same, therefore you can't import what you exported :-(

  • thanks for a quick reply, however, i resolved the issue.
    – MTM
    May 8, 2014 at 15:38
  • Please tell us how! May 8, 2014 at 15:38
  • i was altering the settings of import and was trying to import at the same time, after few tries, i saved the profile and gave it another try and it worked
    – MTM
    May 8, 2014 at 15:40

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