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Dan Cole

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    Dan Cole got a reaction from raiwa in Discount Code BS   
    The table defines were removed a long time ago so you should be able to just replace...
    with...
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    Dan Cole got a reaction from burt in Full Width Admin Dashboard Module   
    Gary, I assume you mean withOUT a core code change?
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    Dan Cole got a reaction from ArtcoInc in Full Width Admin Dashboard Module   
    @ArtcoInc  Sorry Malcolm I'm not going to be of much use to you on this.  My admin is still running on RC2.  I've made so many hacks to the core on the admin side of my shop over the years that I'm not sure where to start (not really) and it has a real low priority for me.
    Dan
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    Dan Cole reacted to 14steve14 in Sitemap SEO   
    Glad to have been some help for a change.
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    Dan Cole got a reaction from 14steve14 in From Frozen to Phoenix   
    As a wise person once said....
    If you are not part of the solution, you're part of the problem.
    Dan
     
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    Dan Cole reacted to burt in From Frozen to Phoenix   
    That is all it was and I will send an invite momentarily.  I can count on the fingers of one hand the number of people who have been removed from the club for reasons other than inactivity - one of whom was let back in after apologising - just to go off on another nonsensical rant about this and that - and so was removed again for good...for his own sanity and mine.   
    A few other people have removed themselves for reasons known only to them, one of whom I bent over backwards for when he needed help (when he was being harassed by another member here) in the past (which really was a slap in the face to me, that hurt much more than anything) 😕 Hey ho, I guess people are your friend when they need help.
    Once you are back in, hit the "topics" tab and you will see hundreds of good threads and posts - the club is closed to keep out the sort of drama we see in this thread.
     
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    Dan Cole got a reaction from 14steve14 in From Frozen to Phoenix   
    As a wise person once said....
    If you are not part of the solution, you're part of the problem.
    Dan
     
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    Dan Cole reacted to bodhizatfa in From Frozen to Phoenix   
    I personally have a ton of gratitude for the work and the teaching the coders have done in this forum for years.  I am not a coder, but I have always patched my store myself using the information available on the forums. I've even learned to figure a lot of the stuff out on my own too.  I just took a leap of faith and jumped from 234bs to Phoenix 1.0.5.0. because I like the direction that Phoenix is taking and I needed to move forward.   I am getting the Phoenix core code for free.  A lot of people have worked hard on it and it's still free.  Part of the deal is that I have to learn new stuff.
    Yes, folks, it's still free thanks to the coders.
    Thanks, to everyone involved in the project!
     
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    Dan Cole got a reaction from mhsuffolk in From Frozen to Phoenix   
    For me that is both fair and realistic.  I have add-ons I can't live without and until they are updated the choice is update or keep those functions.   My current plan is to get a live site up and running 1.0.5.0 (I'm close) and then keep a development branch going that I can add updates to, both core and add-ons. Taking that to say 1.0.6.0 and when it's ready to release, I'll rinse and repeat.  Until the add-ons get to a point where they are not impacted by changes to the core I don't think it can be managed in any other way.  If there is, I'd certainly be interested in knowing. 
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    Dan Cole got a reaction from burt in From Frozen to Phoenix   
    No one should be upset by that. It is a good thing.  Shop owners and developers just need pick the version they want to use or support and go from there.  You don't need to follow every update as some seem to be doing and then complain to developers that add-ons are broken.    
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    Dan Cole got a reaction from burt in From Frozen to Phoenix   
    No one should be upset by that. It is a good thing.  Shop owners and developers just need pick the version they want to use or support and go from there.  You don't need to follow every update as some seem to be doing and then complain to developers that add-ons are broken.    
    Dan 
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    Dan Cole got a reaction from burt in From Frozen to Phoenix   
    No one should be upset by that. It is a good thing.  Shop owners and developers just need pick the version they want to use or support and go from there.  You don't need to follow every update as some seem to be doing and then complain to developers that add-ons are broken.    
    Dan 
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    Dan Cole got a reaction from mhsuffolk in From Frozen to Phoenix   
    For me that is both fair and realistic.  I have add-ons I can't live without and until they are updated the choice is update or keep those functions.   My current plan is to get a live site up and running 1.0.5.0 (I'm close) and then keep a development branch going that I can add updates to, both core and add-ons. Taking that to say 1.0.6.0 and when it's ready to release, I'll rinse and repeat.  Until the add-ons get to a point where they are not impacted by changes to the core I don't think it can be managed in any other way.  If there is, I'd certainly be interested in knowing. 
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    Dan Cole got a reaction from peterpil19 in Autoloader question   
    I don't know about that but you'll certainly be missing out on a lot of good information and the support, that is provided there.
    Dan
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    Dan Cole got a reaction from joe122joe in Moving to Phoenix   
    Probably means different things to different people....I see it simple as, what you absolutely need to sell something....ie needed by everyone but again everyone probably has different take on that.   My point was to just give Joe an overview of the general direction.  What is included, as core, will of course be decided by the core team.
    Dan
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    Dan Cole reacted to cinolas in Feedback for raiwa   
    I have not worked with @raiwa directly, however he has provided me unparalleled support for various areas of osCommerce through the years. He has always been helpful, courteous, professional, concise and patient, even though some of my requests were clearly beyond what would be considered "regular technical support". His generosity, and ability to see clearly through the various slightly-confused bug-reports from non-coder users, never cease to amaze me. A high quality human!
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    Dan Cole reacted to TomB01 in Upgrade Path TO Phoenix   
    Dan is correct and glad you found the solution.
    To others - if this will help - take a look at that error message that Krisz1 got:
    I'm sure this is like explaining 2+2 to some of you, but when I saw similar messages, I keyed on the "Unknown column" part.  That tells you there's a field (column) missing in the database table the follow-on SQL statement is trying to access.  Then I looked in the SQL "Select" statement for the "from" word.  The name that comes after the "from" word in the SQL statement is the database table.  You will also see the "products_gtin" field name in the collection of field names that the "Select" statement is trying to gather.  So in this case, "products p" looks like the source table for the SQL statement.  I don't know enough about SQL to know if the comma after that is specifying another table.  I also don't know what the "p" means at the end of "products," or at the beginning of the field (column) and table names, but that doesn't matter.  I'm going to check the "products" table, first. 
    With those partial bits of information, go to the phpAdmin (or whatever client you're using) and find the "products" table in the database.  Look at the structure for the "products" table in 2.3.4 and then look at the structure for the "products" table in Phoenix.  In phpAdmin, there's an actual tab for "Structure."  That should show you the extra fields (columns) existing in 2.3.4 that you need to add to Phoenix.  You should see the "products_gtin" field in the 2.3.4 "products" table (in this example).  Develop a similar SQL "Alter" statement as above, adjusting/editing for the variable type (TEXT, VARCHAR(##), etc.).  Run that in the SQL window in phpAdmin on the database (don't touch the 2.3.4 one), then re-load the Phoenix store page that caused the error.  It should go away.  Or, at least the error changes to something else that you can also research similarly.  Eventually, you should arrive at no errors when you re-load the store's page in question.
    Interestingly, I don't have a "products_gtin" field in my "products" table - either 2.3.4 or Phoenix.  That's probably because I never installed the same add-ons that you guys did.  So, maybe everyone arguing against a do-all script is correct.  I had a horrible experience in the past trying to use an all-at-once SQL script for porting an OsC database (coming from MS2.2 to 2.3.4).  Granted, it's not a single button-push, but maybe it really is better to encourage the logic and method of manually copying the database.
    Remember to back up, back up, back up - both before and after. 😉  This is very rudimentary, but hope it helps ...
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    Dan Cole reacted to Jack_mcs in Article Manager v1.0   
    Please keep in mind that you are trying to install an addon into a Phoenix shop that was not written for Phoenix. I think it should still work but until I release a Phoenix version it might be best to not try this one.
    As for switching shops, each cart platform has advantages but I think you will be hard-pressed to find one that is as flexible as oscommerce, especially with new addons coming out that are mostly plug n' play. Also, if you are going to pay for an installation, there are people here that you can pay.  
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    Dan Cole reacted to mhsuffolk in From Frozen to Phoenix   
    Wise advice Dan. I had dismissed that idea until I realised I had enough disc space on the server to accomodate it.
    Did so and found a few issues, easily resolved.
    All went smoothly until I used my hosts cpanel to up the anti by going to PHP 7.3
    For others doing this, I had to enable nd_mysqli  and nd_pdo_mysql which my host has off by default. Lucky for me their cpanel allows me to enable them myself.
    It all worked and I now have a live Phoenix 1.0.4.1 site.
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    Dan Cole got a reaction from Fredi in From Frozen to Phoenix   
    Martin that is pretty much what I am doing or did.  The only other thing you might want to consider is testing your build in a live environment before going live.  I don't develop using a WAMP or XAMPP but have seen instances where people have developed their sites off line in that way, only to experience problems after deploying it to their live environment.   I try to develop in a sub directory on the server where my site is going to resided. 
    Dan
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    Dan Cole got a reaction from mhsuffolk in From Frozen to Phoenix   
    Yes I do and usually end up updating the test database a few times, as I make changes to my working database, just to make sure I don't introduce new problems along the way.
    Dan
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    Dan Cole got a reaction from puggybelle in [Addon] Twitter Typeahead Autocomplete Search for osC 2.3.4 (BS and nonBS)   
    I think I gave up on this one...faced the same issues and fate as Malcolm did.  My advice...move along...it will be a time sink and not likely end well.
    Dan
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    Dan Cole got a reaction from mhsuffolk in From Frozen to Phoenix   
    Yes I do and usually end up updating the test database a few times, as I make changes to my working database, just to make sure I don't introduce new problems along the way.
    Dan
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    Dan Cole got a reaction from MailBeez in Automatic Trigger Email Campaigns with MailBeez Modules   
    Drop a note to Cord....I'm sure he'll point you in the right direction.
    Dan
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    Dan Cole reacted to raiwa in Product listing   
    It shouldn't be like this. I have several sites using kiss it together with image subfolders and it works like you say.
    Just to be sure, you have the "skus" directory included in the image path in the database? Like: "skus/category_name/my_big_image.jpg"
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