First steps for importing Magento Commerce

This topic discusses the workflow and initial tasks to perform before importing your existing Magento Enterprise Edition (EE) system into Magento Commerce (Cloud) project.

Prerequisites

Before you continue, make sure you have done all of the following:

  • Your existing Magento Commerce code must be in Git.

    If not, you must add it to Git before continuing.

  • Complete all of the tasks in your Magento Commerce system:

    1. Install the CLI
    2. Set up SSH

Following is our recommended workflow:

  1. Create a new, empty Magento Commerce (Cloud) project from a template.

    This new project has files and directories specific to Magento Commerce (Cloud).

  2. Replace the contents of this project with your code using Git.
  3. Import your Magento database into your Magento Commerce (Cloud) project.
  4. Import your static files into your Magento Commerce (Cloud) project.
  5. Copy your Magento Commerce encryption key to your Magento Commerce (Cloud) project.
  6. Clear the cache and verify the project imported successfully.

Create a new, empty Magento Enterprise Edition project

To access your project for the first time:

  1. Log in to your Magento Commerce (Cloud) account.
  2. Click the Projects tab as the following figure shows.

    Click the projects tab to access your Cloud project

  3. Click the name of your project (initially, it’s named [Untitled Project]).
  4. When prompted, enter a name for your project and click Next.

    Enter a name for your project

  5. Click Create a blank site from a template as the following figure shows.

    Import a sample Magento project

  6. Click Continue.
  7. When prompted, enter your Magento Commerce authentication keys in the provided fields and click Finish.
  8. Wait a few minutes while the project deploys.

    During this time, the Web Interface displays messages similar to the following:

    Your sample Magento project

  9. After the project deploys, Success displays next to the name of your project.

    The following figure shows an example.

    You can now visit your site or configure your project

    You can now visit your site or configure your project.

Next step

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