Hi I’d like to start using Magento as my new shopping cart going forward.
Every time I start evaluating the capabilities I get stuck on the import process and give up only to try back again hopping it will be improved in the new version. I have about 14,000 products that need to be updated daily with automation. I still don’t see a feasible way to use the import utility it seems incomplete.
I use D&H;distributing and have the requirement to do daily updates with minimal user intervention. I keep getting stuck on certain missing features.
3 Image files are required per product: thumb, small, large. The product should create thumb and small with GD2 from the large image, similar to other shopping carts. I have never seen an inventory from a drop shipper with three image fields, how would you automate image sizing? Like Virtuemart for example.
Without the ability to import inventory count there is no way to use the cart in production this is a critical missing feature.
Field enclosure (why is it forcing this on me):
In a comma delimited file how can I remove this requirement, it forcing me to use .xml which requires conversion on my end.
Categories: It seems the categories are not importable. This is a necessary feature without it how do you import more than 10-20 products if you have to manually edit them.
Manufactures: I am completely confused, they don’t import, yet I match the fields up. I edited the attribute and changed it from a drop down to a text field the products appear to import manufacture correctly. Is this documented somewhere?