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  1. TENCENTS

    PC Pro Creator

    Nothing available yet. Thumbnails will work in the builder soon - count on it.
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    PC Pro Creator

    An absolute must for your store. I have two installed; 'On the Fly' Auto Thumbnailer using GD Library Very straightforward and works well. Replaces the tep_image function so its sitewide in an instant. oscThumb This one uses the same GD library but has a lot more functions and control. Also quite easy to install. Also a tep_image replacement. Out of the two I cannot say. I have a small (tiny) issue with oscThumb but AutoThumb lacks flexibility - if you pushed me into a corner I would go for the first one. I have both running, so when I flick the oscThumb switch off then the Auto Thumbnailer kicks in, and if I switch that off then it goes back to coal and steam. The builder uses javascript to show the images and so does not take advantage of any osc graphics functions. This will change soon. For now the only control over those images is the size - if the image is 100k then the entire 100k is loaded, even if you just want it in a 50x50 pixel box - this is the advantage of the thumbnailers and thats why the builder must (and will) use it.
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    PC Pro Creator

    Please explain. Apart from the product popup listbox looking slightly different (than in IE), I only know of one page where firefox doesn't work properly.
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    PC Pro Creator

    For now I would leave it - like you say.. ditto. Version 3 is looking very good.
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    PC Pro Creator

    Looks like you've nailed it. All works and print looking okay.
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    PC Pro Creator

    Ouch - I only ever saw that once when I really started knocking this beast around, but I don't ever recall any of my releases having that kind of bug. Give me a heads-up on your site; how heavily have you modded it, and if possible tell me what other contribs you are using. My main develoment platform has almost 200 mods and then there's all my tweaks as well, so if this builder can work there then I'm sure we can get yours going properly too. No special permissions required - confirmed. The admin/compbuild.php file does some hectic work on writing the config, a small error there could have major consequences. Along the way I have added and removed little bits of the DB tables so a few of those instructions may have fallen into the cracks on your side. The surefire way to get you into a known state is to completely uninstall - start with version 2.5.1 (full install), then all the patches up to date (2.5.4). Ignore the forum posts except that one about the 'fields=10' (which I have subsequently tested and it definitely sorts out the print preview). I would also suggest going by the manuals instructions - they're pretty straightforward and I always test in triplicate (local plain osc, live demo plain osc, and then my main dev site (local and live depending)) before releasing them (I'm a natural virgo yes!). The instructions are mainly find and replace - I like doing it that way and I like to be consistent so that for everyone else there are no surprise crypticals. I reckon you could do it in less than an hour. Oh, and don't do any manual DB entries (sqls) for the install (if you go that way) - rather, after the install go to admin/builder settings and click 'update' to create the tables. And another suggestion - apply all the patches right up to 254 before touching the builder in admin or the frontend. Failing that, I need to see your /admin/compuild.php and /catalog/prduct_list.php. I dunno if you could PM them to me, otherwise whatever works. I can't guarantee being of any use though as this could be a problem from any one of the related files and/or tables. I hope some of all this helps - I see no reason why this thing shouldn't be working especially that it was running okay earlier. Regards, ;)
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    PC Pro Creator

    You did do the core edits as well? - there are some minor changes but they're big enough to cause this type of problem too. Just another thought - prduct_list.php is very touchy, so the fact that it's showing something in the popup list (at all) suggests that prduct_list is okay. I doubt it also has anything to do with the short descriptions either as a problem there would show a completely empty box.
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    PC Pro Creator

    Mmm, I noticed that and wondered what you were doing. The problem is most likely with your prduct_list.php file. But your builder doesn't look modified - you should be able to just copy the new builder files over - especially prduct_list.php (lots of changes). I'm trying to think what else might be causing it - will let you know if anything comes up. I have just compiled a version 2.5.4 patch for the short descriptions problem mentioned in this forum - saves everyone trying to piece it all together.
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    PC Pro Creator

    If you don't select all components after the 10th category then the unselected ones come though on the print preview with an 'undefined' error. I'm sure it's that 'var fields=10' thing.
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    PC Pro Creator

    Thanks!!, no prob! You should upgrade to version 2.5.3 actually, all the stupid little things are sorted out - and then you will find this bit of code in prduct_list.php: // SHORT DESCRIPTION LENGTH - DISPLAYED IN POPUP LIST AND SELECTED COMPONENTS WHILE BUILDING $short_description_length = 50; Make sure you apply the upgrade correction too, and then have a look in this forum for the last patch I helped ikaros_60 with - then you should have no problems with the short descriptions - I have yet to see in generate any more errors. Have fun!
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    PC Pro Creator

    Jinx! :lol: Same time - different places. I see your print still isn't working - try my patch too!!
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    PC Pro Creator

    Hi Peter, Try this: ##### In /catalog/build/builder2.php ## FIND: // MAXIMUM BUILDER CATEGORIES var fields=10; ## REPLACE WITH: // MAXIMUM BUILDER CATEGORIES var fields=20; ## You can change the 20 to whatever you foresee fit for your store. Just on a side note. I am busy with version 3 (oh yeah! - I got the single product builds working). Besides that - this little problem you have right now is something that will never bother us again. About the cart / price / qty issues, I'm not sure - try it again after you've changed builder2.php. Regards!! B)
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    PC Pro Creator

    Cool! Just one thing, I see your popup list is empty on the hardrives. Look at my previous post (just before yours), there's a patch about the description, but modify it slightly as follows: ## INSTEAD OF: $temp_description = strip_tags($temp_description); ## RATHER USE THIS: $temp_description = strip_tags(addslashes($temp_description)); ##### REMEMBER TO CHANGE ALL THREE IF YOU HAVE ALREADY APPLIED THE PATCH. Let me know if it still doesn't work
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    SMALL PROBLEM AFTER 2.5.3 UPGRADE: I use FCKeditor on my full (cumulative) development site and noticed that the short descriptions are preceeded with a linefeed/carriage return. This small patch fixes that. ##### Edit /catalog/prduct_list.php ## FIND (three occurances): // CLEANUP THE DESCRIPTION AND CUT TO SIZE $temp_description = str_replace("\r", "", $aount['products_description']); $temp_description = str_replace("\n", "", $temp_description); if (strlen($temp_description) >= $short_description_length) { $temp_description = substr($temp_description,0,$short_description_length) . "..."; } ## REPLACE (all three) WITH: // CLEANUP THE DESCRIPTION AND CUT TO SIZE $temp_description = str_replace("\r", "", $aount['products_description']); $temp_description = str_replace("\n", "", $temp_description); $temp_description = strip_tags($temp_description); if (strlen($temp_description) >= $short_description_length) { $temp_description = substr($temp_description,0,$short_description_length) . "..."; } #### DONE! This instruction will be released with the next (2.5.4?) upgrade.
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    PC Pro Creator

    Version 2.5.3 (upgrade) has been posted in the downloads. The following changes are made: 1. Support for duplicate builder categories + intelligent 'add-to-cart' 2. Products options popup list honors product status and stock quantity. Now sorted by price (asc) 3. Short descriptions hangup fixed 4. Print preview currency issue fixed + close button for convenience 5. Millions calculation working 6. Builder total currency symbol issue fixed 7. Thousands separator causing builder not to total. How-to-fix details included Enjoy! B)
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    PC Pro Creator

    The currency problem (and other) has been fixed - check the downloads for the latest update. PLEASE NOTE: There is an issue with the thousands point which stops the builder working properly - I have made notes about this, included with the updates.
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    PC Pro Creator

    Ikaros, please get the latest updates (version 2.5.3) which will fix most of the issues you've mentioned so far.
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    PC Pro Creator

    Thanks for your offer Lindsay, very sporting of you but not necessary. Your need and my dream shall coincide on this one. If you can wait another week (two max) then I should have something we can start running through the mill. ;)
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    PC Pro Creator

    ok, sounds good.
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    PC Pro Creator

    Hi, You could do that with this contrib, although there would be one major drawback. This contrib will allow you to assemble 'a product', but when you click 'add to cart' it would simply dump all the products into the cart - you would have no idea which photo was for Jan, Feb, etc.. The only way around that would be to setup categories in oscommerce representing the months, and then put photos in each month. Your visitors would then be limited to the photos you have made available for each month. Expanding on this idea, instead of separate photos in each month you could have one photos category, and then links to each one from the month categories. It sounds simple but I think that would be a maintenance nightmare for you - every time you add a photo you'll need to create twelve links to it. I have a dream to make this builder build a single product - so you see it in the cart it is one product - each component appearing as an attribute. But that's a dream, I'll need a few more rainy days for that. For links to sites running this contrib have a look at the most recent posts (before yours). You can also visit my demo site and you can go to the admin panel (un:admin pw:admin) to see how that looks (and works). Feel free to rearrange the site - I got backups.
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    PC Pro Creator

    It's a pleasure... Do you mean the matrix editor - like I've done filtering by manufacturers, you want the same thing for (oscommerce) categories?
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    PC Pro Creator

    Ikaros, One problem is fixed.... Fix builder add-to-cart function. This makes it possible to use duplicated builder categories. ##### In /catalog/compbuild.php ## FIND: $cart->add_cart($products_count[$i], $products_qty[$i], $_POST['id']); ## REPLACE WITH: $cart->add_cart($products_count[$i], $cart->get_quantity(tep_get_uprid($products_count[$i], $_POST['id']))+$products_qty[$i], $_POST['id']); ##### DONE! Enjoy...
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    PC Pro Creator

    Thanks. Yes I am aware of this, and I agree that it should work the way you have done it. I will look now to fix the problem. I will also look to removing the QTY box. Sorting.. yes that makes sense - I'll make that controllable in admin. Checking all boxes - definitely - I remember running into some complication, but definitely will make that available.
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    PC Pro Creator

    This is a problem I know about and I haven't quite figured out how to get around it. There are some html tags in one of your products descriptions. You can either edit them out, or you could try changing these values in /catalog/prduct_list.php.... there are three of them (only one is used for assembly fees) ##### FIND: left(products_description,50) ................... ##CHANGE THE 50 TO 30, OR SOMETHING UNTIL IT WORKS FOR YOU. The reason why this happens is that java is displaying the shortened descriptions, when it gets to a tag or something in the text that it can't display it bombs the list - so all you'll see is a thin blue line at the top. If you look at the code you'll see I went a bit wild with the stripping and slashing - mainly because I don't know what the heck I'm doing, haha... :lol: - anyways... it works more than it doesn't. It's on my to-do list..... unless someone beats me to it.
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