Daily Archives: November 14, 2015

Magento dataflow import Skip import row, is not valid value “” for field “type”

I’ve run into this issue multiple times for various reasons when using Magento’s dataflow importer. In my research of the problem I came across https://www.mag-manager.com/useful-articles/case-studies/error-skip-import-row-required-field-not-defined/ that contained many helpful suggestions, but none of those solved the issue. Just a few products were causing this issue during the import on my dev environment. I found out the product did not exist in my older copy of the database, which caused this error. So much for having a meaningful error message :).