I would like to update some products in Magento 2.3.4 admin>system>import. My import file doesn't have category info for items that are already in the database where they are assigned to a category.

I am concerned that if I leave the field blank it will clear the settings for the skus already in the data.

1-Can I remove the category column in the import file?

2-Is there something I can put in the field so it skips or ignores the column and does not update existing data for that field?

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To update products using import from csv you can use the following

Example CSV for updating price and qty


Example CSV for importing new products

"test-sku1","Test product name1","Test product description1","Test product short description1","100","20"
"test-sku2","Test product name2","Test product description2","Test product short description2","10","30"

Just don't add attribute as column in csv which you don't want to update.

  • Thank you, for an import file that has some records with new data for that field and others that don't, is there a skip/ignore field word I can put into those fields like magmi's "MAGMI_IGNORE" ?
    – user14396
    Commented Aug 29, 2020 at 18:26
  • Are you using default magento import functionality to update products ? Commented Aug 30, 2020 at 5:50
  • Yes, Thank you, my files are mixed so I need an easy way to use those files without separating files
    – user14396
    Commented Aug 30, 2020 at 13:03
  • Great, Upvote and mark answer as right if it helped, eventually it will help magento community. Commented Aug 30, 2020 at 13:51

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