Price Exporter

A package that helps with exporting commercetools price in JSON or CSV format from the commercetools platform.


The constructor accepts two arguments:

  • A required object containing the following values:
    • apiConfig (Object): AuthMiddleware options for authentication on the commercetools platform. (Required. See here)
    • accessToken (String): Access token to be used to authenticate requests to API. Requires scope of [view_orders]
    • delimiter (String): CSV delimiter (Optional. Default: ',')
    • exportFormat (String): Export format ['csv', 'json'] (Optional. Default: 'json')
    • predicate (String): Query string specifying (where) predicate. More info on predicates here (Optional)
    • staged (Boolean): Specify if prices should be fetched from all products (true) or only published products (false) (Optional. Default: false)
    • csvHeaders (Array): Array containing headers for the returned CSV price data. If omitted, all headers will be turned. (Optional)
  • An optional logger object having four functions (info, warn, error and verbose)


npm install @commercetools/price-exporter --global


Usage: price-exporter [options]
Export prices from the commercetools platform.

  --help, -h          Show help text.                                  [boolean]
  --version           Show version number                              [boolean]
  --input, -i         Path to CSV template.                           [required]
  --output, -o        Path to output file.                   [default: "stdout"]
  --apiUrl            The host URL of the HTTP API service.
                                              [default: ""]
  --authUrl           The host URL of the OAuth API service.
                                             [default: ""]
  --projectKey, -p    API project key.                                [required]
  --accessToken       CTP client access token. Required scopes: ['view_products', 'view_customers', 'view_types']
  --delimiter, -d     Used CSV delimiter for template and output. [default: ","]
  --where, -w         Where predicate for products from which to fetch prices.
  --exportFormat, -f  Format for export.
                                      [choices: "csv", "json"] [default: "json"]
  --staged, -s        Specify if prices should be from all or published
                      products.                                        [boolean]
  --logLevel          Logging level: error, warn, info or verbose.
                                                               [default: "info"]
  --logFile           Path to file where to save logs.
                                                 [default: "price-exporter.log"]

Info on flags

  • The --input flag specifies the path to the CSV template file.
    • Only the first line is read and subsequent lines (if present) will be ignored
    • The delimiter must match the delimiter passed in by --delimiter (or the default delimiter)
  • The --output flag specifies where to output/save the exported prices.
    • If the file specified already exists, it will be overwritten.
    • The default location for status report logging is the standard output.
    • If no output path is specified, the exported prices will be logged to the standard output.
  • The --delimiter flag specifies the delimiter used in the input and output file if CSV. Defaults to ',' if omitted.
  • The where flag specifies an optional (where) query predicate to be included in the request. This predicate is on the products containing the prices (product-proections endpoint) and not on the prices themselves. This predicate should be wrapped in single quotes ('single quoted predicate'). More info on predicates here
  • The --staged flag specifies the projection of the products from which the prices should be fetched.
    • If passed true, prices from published and unpublished products are retrieved
    • If passed false (or omitted), only prices from published products are retrieved

CSV headers

To export price in CSV format, the header file is required. This file should contain the desired headers that will be exported. The price-exporter writes data to the CSV file base on the header. This can also be used as a means to filter out undesired data in the CSV file.

Example of the content of a header file


The variant-sku header is required. It contains the sku of the variant where the price belongs to.

For custom fields, the customType header is required, it contains the key of the custom type. It is important if you want to parse the csv file via the csv-parser-price module. Also to export any field in the custom object, the format is like this => customField.[key of field]

So if you have a price object like below

  custom: {
    type: {
      key: "my-type"
    fields: {
      foo: "bar",
      localized: {
        de: "Hundefutter",
        en: "dog food"

You can export the custom field by passing in a header file like below


The CSV exported is compatible with the csv-parser-price module, and can be used to import exported prices to the CTP platform.


For more direct usage, it is possible to use this module directly:

import PriceExporter from '@commercetools/price-exporter'
import fs from 'fs'

const headers = ['variant-sku', 'value.currencyCode', 'value.centAmount', 'id']
const options = {
    apiConfig: {
      apiUrl: ''
      host: ''
      project_key: <PROJECT_KEY>,
      credentials: {
        clientId: '*********',
        clientSecret: '*********'
    accessToken: '123456yuhgfdwegh675412wefb3rgb',
    delimiter: ',',
    exportFormat: 'csv',
    staged: true,
    csvHeaders: headers,
    predicate: 'productType(id="desired-product-type-id")'
const logger = {
  error: console.error,
  warn: console.warn,
  info: console.log,
  verbose: console.debug,

const priceExporter = new PriceExporter(options, logger)

// Register error listener
outputStream.on('error', errorHandler)

outputStream.on('finish', () => process.stdout.write('done with export'))

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