Products in Grouped Mode: Sheet Meta


Using this sheet is optional. ExcelPort will work even if this sheet is missing, as long as you have a sheet for Products.

This sheet is not regarded during import. Deleting this will not impact the import process in any way.

The Meta sheet is useful for two primary purposes:

  • Data Validation: This is where Excel pulls the available values when validating your data. More information on data validation here.
  • User reference: For finding Category ID's, Store ID's, allowed Attribute values (and many more) when populating your XLSX files.

Spreadsheet structure

Here is a list of every column in the sheet Meta.

To follow along, feel free to download an example file.

Column Letter Column Name Extra Info
A Tax Classes All available Tax Classes
B Yes/No Yes / No texts
C Stock Statuses All available Stock Statuses
D Length Classes All available Length Classes
E Weight Classes All available Weight Classes
F Statuses Enabled / Disabled texts
G Manufacturers All Manufacturers
H,I Categories All Category ID's and their corresponding Category Names
J,K Stores All Store ID's and their corresponding Store Names
L,M Downloads All Download ID's and their corresponding Download Names
N Attributes All pairs of Attribute Group > Attribute Name
O Options All Option Names
P Required "Required: Yes" and "Required: No" texts
Q,R Customer Groups All Customer Group ID's and their corresponding Customer Group Names
S Layouts All Layouts
T,U Filters All Filter ID's and their corresponding Filter Names
V,W Profiles All Profile ID's and their corresponding Profile Names