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Auto-category import -Ver. -1.0??? 
 
srinigenie
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Hi all,

Anyone has any idea if category import is coming up with Release 1.0? As of the last BETA release, product-category mappings could be imported with the category ids. But this may not suit if we have lots of categories.

 
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Has anybody worked this out yet?

I’d like to us the Import All Products function WITH a category mapping by name (the entire tree structure).

Now I can only import using category_id in the CSV. But I would like to see this:

category_1
category_2
...
category_x

And also all the category setting should then be importable. Or just those that deviate.

Why? Because I have a complicated category system that requires importing over a hundred categories, linked with products.

And besides, if osCommerce’s Easypopulate can do it - so should Magento!!

 
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mayerwin
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Approved.

 
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mayerwin
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Any idea regarding this?

 
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ixoster
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i waiting to smile

 
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Sousa
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VisualFrames - 17 September 2008 02:50 PM

We are working on a little tool that will help people import categories from a text or csv file in their magento store.

We’ll keep you posted.

Any news?

 
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Rousie
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Any update on this? Could REALLY do with it for setting up my new store with LOADS of Categories…

 
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wokka
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Same here.... I really could use this tool, can’t believe it isn’t built into an import/export profile, as a default.

Is the way Magento handles and structures it’s categories that complicated?

 
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Rousie
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A little more info wouldn’t go a miss smile I know there is a sample CSV file, but what does it look like when imported and how are we to know how to set it out?

I have LOTS of categories, sub categories and more… so no idea where to start!

Dean

 
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^^
Hi, you should wait the next version cause you can only set a title at this time.

 
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inyerface
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Dear friends,

It’s impossible for users such as myself to modify the script and get it out to everyone sooner when it’s not made available to download… which defeats the purpose of open source.  So we took 4 days to develop our own based on the export_all_products.csv from the default Magento installation. 

All you have to do is update your spreadsheet (file attached and color coded so you can see the values we added) by entering the category_name and up to 3 levels of layered navigation and PRESTO!!!

We have also added up to 5 levels of tiered pricing and COMINGT SOON is an easy way to create bundles using the import function.

Stay tuned… we hope to launch a stable version on Saturday November 1st…

PS: We hope that you will take the script and contribute your skills and expertise to make it better.

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Hello,

We received a message from someone who was interested in our script.  Please provide either a 1-800 number where we can reach you or send us an email with your request.  We would be happy to help!

We reserve our toll-free # to our clients only.  Any open source requests should be done by email at studio@inyerface.com.

Thank you and we look forward to sharing!

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devineone
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Will the excel table import of the categories work for more than 3 subcategories.  Can you add more?

 
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Yes. Actually as of today it accepts 5 sub-categories (layered nav) and 5 Shop By options.  Also tier pricing. 

We will be packaging this soon after we are done testing in Magneto 1.1.6

 
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Chris Nudd
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Is this available yet? I desperately need it. Please call 800.622.7670 ext. 713 or email cnudd@posdirect.com.

Thanks,

Chris Nudd

 
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Sousa
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I need too.
If i can help in anything say, please.

 
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