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Posted 07 February 2019 - 10:38 AM #1

Hi

Can anyone point me in the direction of a work around for this, It has been long know that the Gift Certificate Templetes are just awful. But withe the new document tempete editor this is not so bad as they are easaly edited.

 

However this is not the case in a Multistore installation, While if is possible to edit the Gift Certificate Templete while a store is selected....

It is not possible to save any changes that are made.

The save changes button is only shown when "all Stores" is selected. This is very restricting as even the colours can not be edited to match the individual stores.

 

Any suggestions?

 

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Posted 07 February 2019 - 11:10 PM #2

Possibly you are in an admin group that is either restricting the editor or gift_certificates addon?  Verify the admin user is not in any usergroups.


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Posted 15 February 2019 - 07:38 PM #3

Possibly you are in an admin group that is either restricting the editor or gift_certificates addon?  Verify the admin user is not in any usergroups.

Sorry got delayed in getting back to this, I have checked this and the admin user is not in any usergroup other than administrator. Which of course has full privlages.

The save button still only shows when all stores is selected.

 

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 07:45 PM #4

Being in the 'Administrators' group does NOT have full privileges.  It has the privileges defined by the permissions of the group and additional restrictions are in place by simply having a usergroup associated with the admin (like access to Addon install, etc.).


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Posted 15 February 2019 - 08:18 PM #5

Being in the 'Administrators' group does NOT have full privileges.  It has the privileges defined by the permissions of the group and additional restrictions are in place by simply having a usergroup associated with the admin (like access to Addon install, etc.).

Sorry tbirnseth, I don't understand. When cs-cart is setup and the master username and password is setup it automaticaly places that user with a user type of administrator and that user can not be deleted only edited.

Are you saying that there should not be a user group administrator and it needs to be deleted to allow the admin to have full access to everything in admin.?

 

I have given the administrator group full privlages.

 

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 11:09 PM #6

Administrator is not a user group, it's rather User Type. User Type Administrator may have different user groups with different permissions. You are the Site Admin and must have the full set of permissions.

 

BUT, there is a special trick, for instance, with the Promotions. Only the Vendors can have full access to them. So you have to log in as some vendor in order to create a promotion for him. I presume, the same thing happens with the Gift Certificates...



 
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Posted 16 February 2019 - 12:30 AM #7

Administrator is not a user group, it's rather User Type. User Type Administrator may have different user groups with different permissions. You are the Site Admin and must have the full set of permissions.

 

BUT, there is a special trick, for instance, with the Promotions. Only the Vendors can have full access to them. So you have to log in as some vendor in order to create a promotion for him. I presume, the same thing happens with the Gift Certificates...

Yes, a user type is different that a usergroup. Also note that an Admin Type user requires the is_root column in the users table to be "Y" to install/uninstall addons. There may be other "is_root" permission requirements as well.

 

As I understood it, to get Vendor promotions (not site wide promotions) you have to purchase the pricey MVE addon that gives you vendor promotions and separate checkouts per vendor for a customer order (allows vendors to use their own payment methods).

 

Otherwise, any promotion is site wide and will impact any vendor that meets the conditions (catalog or cart promotions).  And I don't believe a Vendor has rights to the Promotions menu item.  But this seems to be a moving target in MVE so I could be wrong.


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Posted 16 February 2019 - 07:18 AM #8

As I understood it, to get Vendor promotions (not site wide promotions) you have to purchase the pricey MVE addon that gives you vendor promotions and separate checkouts per vendor for a customer order (allows vendors to use their own payment methods).

 

 

Now it's on sale and seems to work independently of the separate checkout which is only in the MV Plus...

 

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 08:55 AM #9

My installation is no MV, it is multi storefront.

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 03:42 PM #10

Yes, a user type is different that a usergroup. Also note that an Admin Type user requires the is_root column in the users table to be "Y" to install/uninstall addons. There may be other "is_root" permission requirements as well.

 

As I understood it, to get Vendor promotions (not site wide promotions) you have to purchase the pricey MVE addon that gives you vendor promotions and separate checkouts per vendor for a customer order (allows vendors to use their own payment methods).

 

Otherwise, any promotion is site wide and will impact any vendor that meets the conditions (catalog or cart promotions).  And I don't believe a Vendor has rights to the Promotions menu item.  But this seems to be a moving target in MVE so I could be wrong.

I deleted the administrator usergroup, So now as master admin I am not a memeber of any group. Although the usertype still shows as administratior.

But I am still unable to save changes to any Document type or email templete using the new document editor.

As the save button does not show when the individual stores are selected.

 

I have posted this in the bug tracker as it just couldn't possible be by design, OR COULD IT.

 

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 06:50 PM #11

did you check the "is_root" colum in the cscart_users table and confirmed that it is 'Y'.

I don't know if the editor is restricted to root admin's or not.  Seems like a silly place to put in that restriction.


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Posted 16 February 2019 - 08:08 PM #12

did you check the "is_root" colum in the cscart_users table and confirmed that it is 'Y'.

I don't know if the editor is restricted to root admin's or not.  Seems like a silly place to put in that restriction.

Yes I had already checked the user table and my account user type is "admin" and "is_root" is 'Y'

 

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Posted 17 February 2019 - 11:01 AM #13

Yes I had already checked the user table and my account user type is "admin" and "is_root" is 'A'

 

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Should be 'Y', not 'A'.



 
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Posted 17 February 2019 - 12:10 PM #14

Should be 'Y', not 'A'.

Sorry, Tool. That was a typo, it is set to "Y"

 

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Posted 22 February 2019 - 07:37 PM #15

It turn out from the response from CS in the Bug tracket that this is the way it works. Which makes the new document editor in a multi store pretty useless, as the invoices and email etc all have the same layout and colours in all stores.

 

"I am afraid this is default functionality. Email templates and documents are the same for all storefronts. All the storefront data in these documents is specified via variables."

 

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Posted 23 February 2019 - 01:24 AM #16

And if you used the older smarty template style emails, you could have the templates contain simple code like:

{if $company_data.company_id == 2}
  {include file="addons/gift_certificates/company_templates/2/this_template_name.tpl"}
{elseif $company_data.company_id == 1}
  {include file="addons/gift_certificates/company_templates/1/this_template_name.tpl"}
{else}
  My standard GC template code goes here!
{/if}

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