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Product options variants/combinations total import

Product options variants modifiers import is needed badly by the community. It's been around since year 2009 in the forum. That CS-Cart have already made this mod for some customers, but it doesn't work for the latest versions (namely, 2.1.4 MVE). It will save months and years of life to everyone, who needs to import a lot of items with product options variants modifiers. Please include in the mod two more features:
1) import Forbidden Combinations and Options Combinations;
2) import Extra data in Variants: image and description;

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Kiril VelichkovKiril Velichkov shared a merged idea: Issue #1: Importing Product Combinations , Issue #2: Importing Additional Pictures  ·   · 
Anonymous shared a merged idea: Add the possibility to view the quantity while independent inventory tracking  ·   · 
CS-Cart Support teamCS-Cart Support team shared a merged idea: The "Import data" feature (product options)  ·   · 
rigonarigona shared a merged idea: mass edit product pricing for variants  ·   · 
James RowlandJames Rowland shared a merged idea: Tracking Product Options Issues  ·   · 
samsam92samsam92 shared a merged idea: improve import process for inventories  ·   · 
JesseLeeStringerJesseLeeStringer shared a merged idea: Export Default Product Options in Datafeeds  ·   · 

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  • OlofOlof commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Nice to see this request has the status of 'Started'! very happy about it

    Since we have now spent considerable time trying to import data from our ERP system into CS-Cart, I would like to give some extra tips/requests:

    1. The import/export functionality w.r.t. Products should cover ALL fields. All product-related fields in CS-Cart should be able to be imported & exported. Currently there are just far to many fields missing.

    2. The import engine should provide more info when an import is not 100% successful. Just saying that 'x lines were skipped' is not enough. It should tell us which lines/products were skipped during import. Saves a lot of time

    3. When exporting Products in multiple languages, the ProductCode & Id are only shown on the first language data row. Which means (after making changes in Excel) that we have to add these unique identifiers by hand to the other language-data rows before being able to re-import into CS-Cart. Please make sure that these 2 crucial fields are filled with every language during export

    4. Exporting of Options. In the export file this is 1 field but can be quite long & complicated to read outside CS-Cart (Excel, for example). Is it not possible to 'explode' this into multiple fields? For both Export & Import. It would make it much easier to prepare Option data outside CS-Cart . The same problem exists for Features by the way.

    Thank you for reading
    Olof

  • JurgenJurgen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I agree that it wil useful that you can use product code as an ID. We want to sync our inventory system with cs cart but it cant because they areusing our GS1 Barcodes as unique id nr.

  • Božidar DoklBožidar Dokl commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    For anybody, who wants to do real business with cs-cart, this is badly needed. We have more than 3000 product options and imagine, how much time it takes, to add manually pictures and alternate descriptions

  • Gary MichalskeGary Michalske commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Whatever option variants you can manually set while in Admin, e.g. cost modifier, weight modifier, status, and extras should be importable via .csv.

  • UniDevUniDev commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    @ PHAZEI:
    Please share your modifications and changes!
    It sounds great!!!

  • UniDevUniDev commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    THIS IS THE WORST PROCESS EVER!

    WHY ON EARTH DOES IT HAVE THE INTERNAL CS-CART PRODUCT ID"S??? 25775

    Why can't we use our own product code as the first column?
    This entire component needs improving so that you can import everything - easily!!!!

    Importing options is impossible, you cannot possibly type both the product options AND the product combinations columns / fields as it is too complex a process!!!!

    PLEASE IMPROVE THIS FEATURE!!!

    Are there any alternative products that can do this better? Any hacks or modifications to fix their code???

  • Remiz RahnasRemiz Rahnas commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Major flaw. Thats right. It should have some tracking option like UPC or SKU as well with Options

  • ClintonClinton commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It would be good also to be able to save some specifics to product options like sku / upc, stock status and things like that.

  • phazeiphazei commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We have an auto inventory setup that integrates directly into the cart. First it checks the SKU against the products, then it checks the SKU against the product options.

    They want a nice manual way to do it as well. I was going to implement this soon:
    http://trirand.com/blog/jqgrid/jqgrid.html
    (Select Advanced->SubGrid, though Master Detail is also nice)

  • Michael T.Michael T. commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes we have 5 CS-Cart customers already that would need this feature.

    They manually enter how many product options they have left every day!!! When it could be done with a CSV quite easily: SKU (Combination SKU) / Quantities left, that`s all.

    This would make life easier for lots of customers believe me

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