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Import HikaShop Category Images

This article explains on how to import images of HikaShop Categories using CSVI. Before starting with import there are few preperations to be done. The default path for saving HikaShop images is the upload path set in HikaShop configuration page. You can check this path by going to Joomla administrator menu >> Components >> HikaShop >> System >> Configuration and under Files section. Make sure that you want to use the same folder for your images. 

csvi hikashop configuration

csvi hikashop files section

Next step is to upload all the images to this folder so CSVI will link these images to categories on import.

How does CSVI know where to locate your images? This is a combination of 2 settings:

  1. Path set in the HikaShop Configuration for Upload folder
  2. Name in the CSV file

On import CSVI combines these 2 settings to get the full path to the image. As an example the path in the configuration is set to images/com_hikashop/upload and the file_path field in the CSV file is set to example.jpg. This will create a full path of images/com_hikashop/upload/example.jpg. This is the correct path.

And using the category_path field in import file, CSVI will link the image to the category.