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Using the Data Sync Tool and the Import-Export Tool

Using the Data Sync Tool and the Import-Export Tool

The Data Sync Tool and the Import-Export Tool can populate Elastic Path Commerce with data. The Import-Export Tool is intended primarily for bulk data population. The Data Sync Tool is intended to synchronize incremental changes from one Elastic Path deployment to another (for example, from a staging server to a production server). It's important to use these tools correctly in order to avoid conflicts and ensure that objects can be synchronized.

Warning: Do not use Import-Export to import the same data in two deployments if you are using or planning to use the Data Sync Tool to keep those deployments synchronized. Some objects' GUIDs are generated automatically during the import operation. If the objects are imported into both deployments using the Import-Export Tool, the Data Sync Tool will not be able to synchronize them because they do not have the same GUIDs.

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Data Population Scenarios