Hi I am trying to create simple products and a configurable product, then associate those simple products to the configurable product using one csv file. I went to System > Import/Export > Import and Check Data of this file. I got this result:

Checked rows: 9, checked entities: 4, invalid rows: 0, total errors: 0 File is valid! To start import process press "Import" button Check Data and Dataflow import results

I went ahead and import the file and it was successful but the products are not showing in my catalog. I then tried importing in Dataflow-Profiles but when imported, I got several errors saying:

Skipping import row, required field "sku" is not defined.

Can anyone help me figure out why that error keeps on appearing? How can I import successfully? Please click here to download the file that I am trying to import. Please help. Thank you!

  • Please check you csv file by opening it in some editor like notepad++ and see whether sku header is enclosed in double quotes or not? use open office calc to prepare the csv file and try again once more.
    – Mukesh
    Aug 6, 2015 at 16:26
  • What makes you think that the products do not show up in the catalog? Did you check the Catalog → Manage Products grid with all filters reset? Dataflow is a completely different story using a different structure, you cannot import Import/Export CSV files there.
    – mam08ixo
    Aug 6, 2015 at 16:28
  • @Muk - Thank you for your comment! The sku header is not enclosed with double quotes. should it be enclosed?
    – kristine
    Aug 6, 2015 at 19:09
  • @mam08ixo - Thank you for your comment! Yes, I checked the Catalog → Manage Products grid with all filters reset and the items I imported are not there. Do you mean, I can't import from Dataflow?
    – kristine
    Aug 6, 2015 at 19:09
  • What I meant is that an import file valid for Mage_ImportExport will not work with Mage_Dataflow because they use different CSV structures. Did you get that Import successfully done. message when using Import/Export → Import?
    – mam08ixo
    Aug 7, 2015 at 8:24

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Please check and make sure that you don't have extra carriage returns/line feeds on the end of your csv file. Open the file, and delete any blank lines/rows.

Often times, when you export from Excel, it will add extra rows to the export that are nothing more than blank lines.

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