Having spent to to long adding tags to products via the product page, i’ve decided it is just not a feasible task that can be expected to perform with thousands of products.
When you create a product, if you scroll down that page you can add a bunch of tags such as: grey, blue, green, red, jacket. This will then populate the Tag Cloud (add to layout via Blocks), and as words become more popular, they also become larger in size.
I’ve got an excellent Excel Spreadsheet that currently manages all the products, supporting filtering and concatenation of fields to simplify and ease the data input process.
The problem is, that Meta Keywords, and Search Words are available which is fine, however there is no TAGS field to import against for data to be loaded into the DB against each particular product…
I’ve made the following modification to assist the process of bulk importing Products but more importantly: “Product Options” and “Option Combinations” (which already uses the “product_id” field!), however am totally confused and have no idea how to get Tags (which is an Add-on) to be included in import / export!
Thanks in advance for your help!
UPDATE THE FOLLOWING CODE IN /schemas/exim/products.php @ Approx Line 88.
'export_fields' => array (<br /> 'Product code' => array (<br /> 'db_field' => 'product_code',<br /> 'alt_key' => true,<br /> 'required' => true,<br /> ),<br /> 'Product ID' => array ( /* ADDED! */<br /> 'required' => false, /* ADDED! */<br /> 'db_field' => 'product_id', /* ADDED! */<br /> ), /* ADDED! */ ```[/font]<br /> <br /> The above is what I did to include the unique Product ID used by CS-Cart to identify each and every product. This is then used instead of the product code in most cases - such as product combinations, multiple product images, etc.<br /> <br /> [font=Verdana]I'm not sure if anyone else finds it strange, but why are Product Code and Product ID not available columns in [u]EVERY[/u] type of import / export of data? It would make sense to me!<br /> <br /> Cheers![/font]<br /> <br /> [right][size=3][b][i][font=Verdana]Updated: [/font][/i][/b][i][font=Verdana]Added a topic poll... Well I tried to! "Error page not found!" (28th July 2012)[/font][/i][/size][/right]