Have used the pretty neat Import and Export plugins from Bob Olde Hamsink.

But, those two do not handle Matrix data.

The question is basically:

What is the 'most common way' to import and export data to/from Matrix fields in Craft CMS.

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Doesn't handle exporting data, but FeedMe can handle importing XML or JSON content for most element types.

  • Pricing From the docs: sgroup.com.au/plugins/feedme/getting-started/pricing We love free stuff, and we're happy to announce Feed Me will always be available as a free version. You'll be able to import your content into Entries, but for all other Element Types such as Assets, Categories, Users and Commerce Products - you'll need the Pro version. So it needs to be bought for the Matrix fields?
    – Herra Jon
    Feb 5, 2017 at 23:47
  • @HerraJon No - all fields are included in the free version - its the element types you want to import into (Assets, Categories, Users and Commerce Products) that the Pro version is for. Entries with Matrix fields are fine.
    – crawf
    Feb 6, 2017 at 0:55
  • Cool. Thanks for the sharp and shoot answer mate. I am gonna check this out but I really need something that can handle CSV files and such. Craft is as we know the "Content Friendly CMS" so there must be a way for this.
    – Herra Jon
    Feb 6, 2017 at 1:02
  • Most say that this plugin, FeedMe is amazing and simple to use. Highly reccomend it for Feeds-related import. Thanks and Good Work @crawf. I am still looking for a utility solution though. Would need to be able to import CSV content into matrix fields. There must be something of that sort?
    – Herra Jon
    Feb 6, 2017 at 1:46
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    A solution to add to this: @crawf pointed out to me a solution to my problem: Convert the CSV files to JSON and import that one through FeedMe. With the help of services like http://www.csvjson.com/csv2json this becomes a breeze. My problem is solved.
    – Herra Jon
    Feb 6, 2017 at 19:24

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