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  1. gmessner

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    We are experiencing the same problem and are looking into it. Please post if you have any helpful information.
  2. I didn't have any problems configuring this, but I have 25 years of software development experience. Plus I was able to get the bulk of the shopping.com feed done in less than an hour. Back to the problem of the shopping.com category mapping. I like the approach of using a single table to store the extra feed specific data, but I really don't want to store data on a per products_id basis, I need osC category name to shopping.com category mappings, which in my case is a small number of categories but potentially 100's of products. My suggestion would be to allow the table to hold both product specific and non-product specific data and then provide a method in the feed base class that fetches the information once from the database for a specific feed name. Something like this: -Create table called feeds -- id (auto_increment) -- feed_name (cannot be null) -- products_id (can be null or empty) -- feed_fieldname (cannot be null) -- from_data (cannot be null) -- to_data Basically you could use this to map data in a specific feed field which could be global (products_id is null or empty) or products_id specific (products_id is not null). The mapping method in in feed.php would look something like this: function map_feed_data ($feed_name, $feed_fieldname, $from_data, $products_id = false) { // If products_id is specified see if there is a products_id specific mapping // for the feed_name:field_name:from_data tuple // If no products_id specified or nothing was mapped in the above step // the see if there is a global mapping for the feed_name:field_name:from_data // tuple // If a mapping is found in either of the above steps return it otherwise // return the $from_data }
  3. I am working on Shopping.com class derived from this excellent contribution. The only thing left to do is add code to map the feeds categories_name field to the category names used by shopping.com. I'm looking at 3 ways to do this: 1) Add a database table that contains a map of osC categories_id to the category names used by shopping.com 2) Add a column to the categories_description table for the shopping.com category name. 3) Add a map in my shoppingdotcom.php class file that maps the categories_name returned by the product query to the shopping.com category name. Anyone care to chime in on this or provide any help doing this?
  4. It looks like the producturl is missing from the froogle.php class file. Also, the default for producturl in the feed.php base class uses "id" instead of "products_id". Below is what I added to the constructor in froogle.php. Remember to replace yourdomain.com with your actual domain. // What is the product info URL. // ! REQUIRED ! // Make sure you use the URL version of your store. // This example is for search engine safe URL's ON. $this->producturl = 'http://yourdomain.com/product_info.php/products_id/';
  5. I noticed a commented out link to a Shopping.com feed in the storefeed box, has work already started on this? Just don't want to duplicate efforts.
  6. gmessner

    What is the best BB Contribution?

    I'm actually leaning towards osc_mod_phpbb206 as I have experience with phpBB and the contribution appears to have the OSC login tied into it, is that true?
  7. I'm looking for a bulletin board contribution. Basically it should integrate with OSC (user db) and have the ability to have the look of it be brought in line with my STS based OSC site. I have other requirements, but the fore mentioned are most important to me. So basically, I'd like input from people that have had experience integrating a PHP/MySQL based bulletin board into OSC. I have located the following, if there are others please tell. PHP BB Integrator: http://www.oscommerce.com/community/contributions,402 osc_mod_phpbb206: http://www.oscommerce.com/community/contributions,1604 openBB: http://www.oscommerce.com/community/contributions,1901 Forum OC2.2 MS2: http://www.oscommerce.com/community/contributions,1546 Forum for OSC: http://www.oscommerce.com/community/contributions,980 Invision Power Board Intergration Into OSC: http://www.oscommerce.com/community/contributions,1555
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