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Hello Everyone,

 

Most of my clients have, at one time or another, griped about the OS Commerce attribute management. I recently looked through the contributions, but didn't see any mods to the attribute management... maybe I missed them *shrug*.

 

So, I decided to spend some of my time making a contribution for this shopping cart. If you are currently using the orginal attribute management I think you owe it to yourself to give this contribution a shot.

 

The only original OS Commerce file that was edited is /admin/includes/boxes/catalog.php .. so it doesn't take very long at all to complete the installation.

 

Here's the link: http://www.oscommerce.com/community/contri...ons,1119/page,8

 

I appreciate any pos/neg comments.. and if there's a demand for it I will continue the public development. Currently, I have this mod working on around 27 live sites.. and I have 27 very happy clients

 

Enjoy.

 

*Accidentally posted under Features the first time.. sorry for the double-post

 

EDITED: *poof* ... Thanks, Linda


Attribute Manager: http://downloads.ephing.com

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Are there perhaps a few new fields to add to the tables?

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1 Need a Language filter unless you wanted tripple entries in the drop down.

 

2 This is the error I get on the Edit:

 

Edit Attributes -> Unreal Tournament  

 Unknown column 'products_options_type' in 'where clause'

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Well ... might need a little work on the language issue.

 

My Mouse now has about 24 attributes ... :shock:

 

You may want to set up a clean cart and try this with the multiple languages. The edit page is showing a lot of things I don't believe you intended and adding the little fellows to the table.

 

Getting there ... :D

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Mike ... that appears to be working better now.

 

I do not have duplicates and I was able to delete all the attributes from the Mouse via phpMyAdmin

 

Then ... I re-added them your's and everything appears to have gone in correctly.

 

I also seem to have all 3 languages correct for the attributes.

 

I will have to fool with this more to see if there are any quirks, but I think you got them all. Thanks! :D

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Great id for contribution, but i can't see all my attributes... you know why?

 

What version of OSC are you using, and have you performed any modifications on the cart?

 

A possibility is that your server is running an older version of PHP.. in which case you may try the following:

 

1. Open new_attributes_change.php

 

1a. on line 20 replace:

$value_price = $_POST[$optionValues[$i] . '_price'];

 

with:

$value_price = $HTTP_POST_VARS[$optionValues[$i] . '_price'];

 

1b. on line 22 replace:

$value_prefix = $_POST[$optionValues[$i] . '_prefix'];

 

with:

$value_prefix = $HTTP_POST_VARS[$optionValues[$i] . '_prefix];

 

That may solve your problem.. I used $_POST without taking into consideration that some people are still running pre 4.1 PHP.. sorry if that's the cause of your problems :twisted:


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Mike ... that appears to be working better now.

 

I do not have duplicates and I was able to delete all the attributes from the Mouse via phpMyAdmin  

 

Then ... I re-added them your's and everything appears to have gone in correctly.

 

I also seem to have all 3 languages correct for the attributes.

 

I will have to fool with this more to see if there are any quirks, but I think you got them all. Thanks! :D

 

Nice :)

 

I was being a tad lazy at first and really didn't want to take the *~15 minutes* to set up 2.2MS1 for testing... lesson learned :)


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What does this one actually do ? Is it compatible/easy to integrate with lindas quantity sorter & copier ?


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Nevermind, I installed it. Nice contribution. Way better than default handling.

 

If youre planning to develop this further here are some suggestions:

 

Text in language files.

Add sort and weigth values from lindas contribution.

Maybe not a seperate page but a pop-up from product page.


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Nevermind, I installed it. Nice contribution. Way better than default handling.

 

If youre planning to develop this further here are some suggestions:

 

Text in language files.

Add sort and weigth values from lindas contribution.

Maybe not a seperate page but a pop-up from product page.

 

Thanks Matti.

 

I have a lot of cleaning up & streamlining planned, but I first wanted to make sure that this contribution was something that people could actually use and enjoy before I start spending more and more time on it. Judging by the emails that I've received regarding this contribution it seems that a lot of people are already using it and seem fairly content... and a lot of great suggestions have been submitted that I can work on.

 

It was brought to my attention that the Option Values weren't being displayed in the order in which they were created.. problem fixed v3.1:

 

http://www.oscommerce.com/community/contri...ons,1119/page,8

 

IMO this contribution is very easy to install - it only requires you to edit one of the OSC files.


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Can you give more of an idea of what this mod does exactly?

 

I already have the Alternative Attributes mod and am pretty happy with that. But I would change if this one is easier still. Can you post a screen shot of the Admin or something?

 

thanks

 

Jen


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It seems as though that last package I submitted wasn't downloadable... so I changed the package name to new_attributes_v3a.zip.. and it works fine.

 

Here's a couple of screenshots:

 

1. Select Product to edit:

attribute1.gif

 

2. Edit product attributes:

attribute2.gif

 

I'm already working on quite a few more features for this contribution, but it will be a couple more weeks before I can post another release.. stay tuned :)


Attribute Manager: http://downloads.ephing.com

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OK. I can't imagine why I am having any trouble with this contribution since it is the simplest one I have installed to date. But I am.

 

It does not seem to update anything. I check the boxes and add the amount it should be and include the + or - sign.

 

But when I come back to check it nothing has been changed. It is back to 0.

 

What have I done wrong?

 

I am using 2.2 ms1. My provider has php 4.0.6 so I replaced the lines that were mentioned earlier but made no difference.

 

Thanks for your help in advance.

 

Rick


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Mike,

Thank you for a great contribution. Do you know offhand if the Attribute Manager will work with Product Attributes - Option Type Feature?

 

Thank you.

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I've been getting a number of emails from people saying they are having problems downloading the latest release from the oscommerce contributions section.. so I have a little web page dedicated to this contribution now:

 

http://downloads.ephing.com

 

I will keep the latest release posted there *with notes* so it's available all the time.

 

Anni0 - Yes, my contribution does work with the Option Type Feature :)

 

Wayne Luke - Check the latest release and see if the added feature satisfies your request :)

 

disciple1 - Hmmm.. I can't seem to figure out exactly what the source of your problem is. I'm wondering if anyone else is having this problem - if so then I'd know for sure that it's something that I did wrong.


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Hi Mike,

 

This is a great contribution.  Any chance this will work with:

 

Attributes Option Type Selection from "Contezero"

 

http://www.oscommerce.com/community/contri...ions,766/page,2

 

Thank you,

StrictlyPC

 

I am using it with the option type feature from Chandra Roukema, but to the best of my knowledge it should work with any option type feature contribution.. as long the added option type is handled in the same manner as the rest of the options. Here's what one of my client's attribute screen looks like with the added options type feature:

 

attributescreen.gif


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Mike, updated your work a little :)

 

hope your not mad about it....lol

 

 

Added sort order, weight, weight prefix for those who have Linda's (Attributes Sorter & Copier v5.1 with weight) contribution installed.

 

it still stays your 'toy', i had some emailproblems here otherwise i would have send the update to you Mike


Robert

 

We all need to learn it once, how hard it may seem when you look at it, also you will master it someday ;)

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Mike, updated your work a little :)

 

hope your not mad about it....lol

 

 

Added sort order, weight, weight prefix for those who have Linda's (Attributes Sorter & Copier v5.1 with weight) contribution installed.

 

it still stays your 'toy', i had some emailproblems here otherwise i would have send the update to you Mike

 

Cool ... I guess I was working on compatibility with another contribution when you posted this.. then I read the post and decided to go ahead and take a look at what you did etc.. I ended up adding Linda's contribution to my configuration section.. and released v4.

 

Here's some details on v4:

 

Added compatibility for:

1) Linda McGrath's Attribute Sorter/Copier v5.1 with weight *Thanks Druide for the inspiration =)

2) Option Type Features version 2.02.MS1 by countezero

 

When you click on the "edit attributes" button on Categories / Products screen -> edit the attributes for the product -> click Save -> You will be directed back to the Categories / Products screeen *With that same product selected.


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Hi Mike,

 

Thanks for including the "contezero" features with your contribution. I have installed your version 4 but have one question. For example, I noticed that in order to do a "3x2" special, the prefix for that would be "sx-". How would I select that in your contribution. I've noticed that you can only select one prefix at a time and cannot combine multiple prefix.

 

Thank you,

David

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