How to migrate Sparkpay to Magento?

The essence of LitExtension products focuses on their friendliness to users, which means that every shopping cart owners, even who has little knowledge of technology, can follow guidance and migrate data from Sparkpay to Magento easily. You are advised that need not to consult any other sources except this understandable step-by-step guide below.

1. Preparation

  • Permission to access to Sparkpay backend to create API key
  • Permission for Magento to access connector
  • PHP Compatibility: PHP 5.3 or later

2. Setup

2.1 Download Migration Tool
Extract the ZIP file downloaded from LitExtension store to get 2 folders ‘apps’ and ‘Magento_connector’.

2.2 Install Cart Migration

For Magento 1.x

  • Step 1: Check to see if Magento’s Compilation mode has been enabled. If it has, it’s vital to turn it off before installing an extension or making any code changes (go to System > Tools > Compilation).
  • Step 2: Access to Magento store by using FTP program and upload ‘Apps’ folder to Magento root folder.
  • Step 3: If you are using Magento’s compilation mode, you need to hit the “Run Compilation Process” button to update the compiled state with the newly installed extension (go to System > Tools > Compilation).
  • Step 4: Log into your Magento admin console and go to System/Cache Management. Click “Clear Storage Cache“.
  • Step 5: Log out admin panel and log in again ( this is a normal behavior of Magento ).

For Magento 2.x

  • Step 1: Access to Magento store by using FTP program and upload ‘Apps’ folder to Magento root folder.
  • Step 2: In SSH console of your server navigate to your store root folder:

cd path_to_the_store_root_folder

run these commands:

php -f bin/magento module:enable LitExtension_Core

php -f bin/magento module:enable LitExtension_CartServiceMigration

php -f bin/magento setup:upgrade

php -f bin/magento setup:static-content:deploy

  • Step 3: Flush store cache; log out from the backend and log in again.
  • Step 4: Allow Admin Account Sharing, to ensure the migration progress will not be stopped when you login Admin from another place. Please go to Backend > Stores > Configuration > Advaced Tab > Admin > Admin Account Sharing change to “YES”.

2.3 How to get API Token from Sparkpay 

In order to enable data migration from Sparkpay, you will need to provide an Access Token for your store. So, here is a step-by-step tutorial that will help you to get this information by your own.

  • At first, log in to your store’s admin area and go to Tools > Apps & Addons.
  • Than, select API Apps & Integrations.
  • Click New button.
  • Enter the App Name and press Next button
  • Select Single Token Flow.
  • In sections where available to check only one checkbox select View and change… in Tools Permissions and Other Permissions sections select all available checkboxes.
  • Press Save button.
  • Right after that, you will see your Access Token. Copy and paste it into the corresponding field and proceed to the next step.

3. Enter license key

License Key is an encoded string which comes with your download package. This key is needed to activate your Migration Tool.

  • After purchasing the product, please login to our store and enter “My downloadable products” section. Here you will find download link and license key for the download package.
  • Login your Magento Target Store backend, select Cart Migration > Configuration, and copy and paste your license key here

 

4. Migration

4.1 Sparkpay setup

Fulfill information in the setup table:

  • Cart Url: URL Sparkpay store
  • API Token you had from Step 2.3

4.2 Migration Configuration

  • Root Category: the category of current Magento store to import all Sparkpay categories into.
  • Product Attribute Set: select an Attribute Set which is used to import products, all necessary attributes in migration process will be created in to this set.
  • Languages Mapping: If your Sparkpay is multilingual, corresponding languages ( or storeviews) should be available in Target Magento Store. You may need to create additional languages in Magento Store to avoid data loss.
  • Currencies Mapping: Assign Sparkpay currencies to proper Target Magento Store currencies. Creating currencies in Target Magento Store may be needed.
  • Orders Status Mapping: Assign Sparkpay order statuses to proper Target Magento Store order statuses. Creating additional order statues in Target Magento Store may be needed.
  • Entities to Migrate: select all entities to migrate or just a part of them.

Additional Options:

  • Migrate recent data: if you choose this option, it will migrate new data only. Supposed you have just finished a full migration from your current Sparkpay to Magento, after that Sparkpay store is still live and continue getting new data, and you want to get your Magento updated with the new data, select this feature to avoid starting over again.
  • Clear current data on Target Store before Migration: if you choose this option, all current products, categories, manufacturers, customers, orders, product reviews, taxes will be cleared.
  • Migrate categories and products SEO URLs: if you choose this option, old SEO urls of source will be preserved in Target Magento Store, allowing you to maintain your Pagerank.
  • Transfer images in product descriptions to Target Store: download all images in product description into your store so that it won’t have to refer back to your Sparkpay or anywhere else for images.
  • Preserve Customer IDs on Target Store: this will help you preserve your old Customer IDs for easier reference.
  • Preserve Order IDs on Target Store: this will help you preserve your old Order IDs for easier reference.

4.3 Migration

The migration will take place automatically in this final step. In order for it to progress, you should not close your browser of remove Source Cart Connector.

After the migration is completed, click on “Clear Cache and ReIndex Data” to finish.

That’s all about migration process which can be carried out yourselves. Technical knowledge and skills are not necessary to use LitExtension shopping cart migration tools. Hope that with this detailed guide and attached video, online store owners don’t hesitate to try our live demo and decide to use our Sparkpay to Magento migration tool– optimized solution for your online business.

If you have any question, please feel free Contact us for more support.