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There is a nice extension from nel (Product Enhanced Grid) which gives you more flexibility in the Catalog Admin panel.
Something like that for the category admin panel will be very nice !

Is there another way to do mass-action for adding products to a category ?

 
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Anybody ?
You may also tell: DaveLo, that’s impossible ! grin

 
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As far as I know, you could export products, change the category numbers or add the ones you want, then re-import.

 
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Thanks, but i wanna do it in the system.
Now i heared from Nel personally that he’s bussy on an extension that does this all.
Just like the one he already has for products.

Sounds great ! Can’t wait !
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I’m trying to do the same thing right now..

what i would love to see is the ability to select a category when i use the action update attributes.
The other thing is i would like to see is when in manage category - manage category products, is to be able to select type of product, i.e configurable or simple.... Most of my products are configurable and having to sift through hundreds of products to find the configurables if not very efficient and takes too long.

 
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In your Block Grid class simply add the function

protected function _prepareMassaction()
    
{
        $this
->setMassactionIdField('faq_id');
        
$this->getMassactionBlock()->setFormFieldName('faq');        
        
        
$this->getMassactionBlock()->addItem('faq', array(
            
'label'        => Mage::helper('faq')->__('FAQs'),
            
'url'          => $this->getUrl('*/*/save')
            ));

        return 
$this;
    
}

That’s it!

 
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Hello,

I have an extension that does this:
http://www.magentocommerce.com/magento-connect/BalancedCMS/extension/4271/balanced_masscategories

Thanks! ^_^

 
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Perhaps this was obvious to others but I found this very well hidden. To add/remove large numbers of products (perhaps upto a max of 200 at a time at least) you dont need any extra addons:

- Navigate to your target category
- Click “Category Products” tab (last one)
- In the first column a check means: Yes, this product is in the category you’ve browsed to.
- You can browse only products already assigned to that category ("Yes"), Those not in it ("No") or all products ("Any")
- To add products not currently in category select “No” or “Any” and further refine your search using the other search parameters to isolate a collections of products.
- Click all of the ones you want to move to the category
- Finally click “Save Category”

To do the reverse, select “Yes”, then uncheck and save category to remove products

this is version 1.4.1.0

 
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Absolute legend zenith - I’m blind!

 
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DaveLo - 04 February 2009 04:38 AM

There is a nice extension from nel (Product Enhanced Grid) which gives you more flexibility in the Catalog Admin panel.
Something like that for the category admin panel will be very nice !

Is there another way to do mass-action for adding products to a category ?

HI,
see thread below It can be done with csv file how to do is see thread below

http://www.magentocommerce.com/boards/viewthread/200876/P15/

 
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zenith2—thanks a lot!

 
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If you want an upgrade proof way of adding new mass action via event-observer then follow this article:
http://www.blog.magepsycho.com/adding-new-mass-action-to-admin-grid-in-magento/

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Also you can do all mass changes with your store using this magento extension.

 
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daveloodts - 04 February 2009 04:38 AM

Is there another way to do mass-action for adding products to a category ?

Yes, consider Mass Product Actions addon.  It allows to mass update categories, prices and relate products right from the product grid. Oh, and also copy custom options :)

 
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zenith2— I tried your suggestion, very easy and clean, thanks a lot!

 
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zenith2 - 03 November 2010 06:28 PM

Perhaps this was obvious to others but I found this very well hidden. To add/remove large numbers of products (perhaps upto a max of 200 at a time at least) you dont need any extra addons:

- Navigate to your target category
- Click “Category Products” tab (last one)
- In the first column a check means: Yes, this product is in the category you’ve browsed to.
- You can browse only products already assigned to that category ("Yes"), Those not in it ("No") or all products ("Any")
- To add products not currently in category select “No” or “Any” and further refine your search using the other search parameters to isolate a collections of products.
- Click all of the ones you want to move to the category
- Finally click “Save Category”

To do the reverse, select “Yes”, then uncheck and save category to remove products

this is version 1.4.1.0

Works in 1.6.2.0 perfectly, a little illogical but saves a lot of time if yo dont have million products. Thanks!

 
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