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matiskiva
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Hello all,
I’m writing a complete new user interface to Magento to be used in parallel with the existing one [when simpler view is required].
I am trying to locate the functions that can be used to create this interface, tried digging into the code for a whole day but the learning curve is indeed rather steep.
I found it rather hard to locate neccesery functions because of the model/view scehem. I find it easier to look at direct code.
I hope you can help me.

I am looking for functions which can
* list all views/stores/websites
* list all categories/products [i want to create a tree] + filter by view
* show/edit categories/products
* managing the shopping cart

So, rather basic functionalities.
It would be great if you could direct me to a relevant function within the API. would be better if you could direct me to a source code.

Thank you,
Mati.

 
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Nizumzen
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Here is all the API information you need:

http://www.magentocommerce.com/support/magento_core_api

 
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matiskiva
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Hi,
Thank you for the reply. I reviewed the API but it is not good enough for me.
It is rathers slow using SOAP or XMLRPC [but, really slow], also it does not provide all the functionalities i need [for example, getting the list of website/stores/views, couldn’t find a way to do it]
What i am looking for is to use Magento php API’s [collections perhaps] to achieve me required functionality. but these are not as document as the web services.

 
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matiskiva
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Hey guys, please post your input?

 
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matiskiva
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Well,
This is very disappointing. I expected more cooperation from the community.

I mean, this wasn’t a “do all the work for me guys”, only asked for some relevant examples, maybe a source code of something similar.
If i were an active member of an open source community i would want to help developers fit in easily, maybe not write a wiki as a reply, but something short and useful could have been nice just as well.

 
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Sam Figueroa
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Did you already check out the tech docs? http://docs.magentocommerce.com/

 
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Hey Matiskiva,
Have you looked at this: http://www.magentocommerce.com/boards/viewthread/12897/

 
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