The file import mechanism allows to load the App Store Manager initially for an app, exchange with other systems, in which, for example, a translation is organized.
For example, combined with the export function, a simple backup mechanism for app metadata is also available.
Available import file formats
Two import formats are available for Android and iOS, respectively:
- Excel templates – The keywords of the rows and columns are mandatory
- The order of the entries is not mandatory
- Unnecessary fields or languages can be left blank or omitted
Using the file import
Prepare your App Store Manager file templates via a script in Excel, Google Sheets, or similar. Then, navigate to the “App Description/ Import from file” section and select your file.
Important: the file structures vary between Android and iOS.
After the successful import, the data preview allows you to review the imported information.
This view offers you the option to select the required languages individually or in total.
Important: Existing data in the metadata set will be overwritten with the newly imported data.
Note: The imported data is only kept in the App Store Manager. An upload to App Store Connect or Google Play Console is never done automatically. You have to start the upload explicitly.