In order not to interrupt your business, LitExtension will keep your old store active normally during and after the migration until you want to deactivate the site. Therefore, when you are busy migrating and setting up your new store, you can still receive new orders, customers, add new products or change any information on your old site, for example: price, product’s name, quantity and stock, etc.
Then, these questions may come to your mind after finishing the set-up: “Now, how can I move all the newly incurring entities to my new store and bulk update migrated data?”, “Do I need to transfer everything all over again?”, “Or will I have to manually add new and correct them?”
Other migration service providers may tell you: re-migrating all the site is the last resort. However, this option will cost extra money and take more time. The most frustrating thing about it is that you may lose every customization you’ve been adding to your new site.
But now, LitExtension can proudly tell you that: “No, you don’t need re-migration”. We can help you bulk update your data and import new entities automatically and at the same time with our new feature: SMART UPDATE!
What does Smart Update do?
With “Smart Update” feature, in order to update data which has been modified in your Source store after the migration, our tool will compare data fields in both store and look for the differences. If there is any, it will immediately perform the update in your new store.
At the same time, our tool will also check whether you have any new data in your old store and then migrate only those to your new one.
There are 5 default product fields that we are supporting to update:
- Quantity and stock
- Product name
- SEO URL
However, in case you need to update other fields in product or even customer and order (for instance: order status), we still can customize and get them updated for you. All you need to do is letting us know your request.
How can you use LitExtension Smart Update?
Smart Update will only be performed after you’ve finished a full migration with LitExtension. Then, go back to your “My Migrations” page, you will see a purple button named “Smart Update”, click on it and you’re on the way.
After that, our tool will return you a report showing how many new data you have recently added in your Source Store since the full migration and how many entities we need to scan to update.
Looking at the screenshot below, you can see an example of the report. Here, it’s found that there are 5 new products, 3 new customers and 4 new orders and a total of 594 entities that the tool imported for you on the last full migration and need to be scanned for changes.
At the end of the page, click “Start Smart Update Migration” to begin the process.
After the update, check result by clicking on the green button.
Make sure that every change has been made correctly in your Target Store and in the event of any problems, don’t hesitate to contact our support agents.
Our “Smart Update” feature has been available for all eCommerce solutions pairs. Please check the full list of shopping carts that LitExtension supports here.