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I am partially duplicating my old shop running 2.2-MS2 to a new server. I will leave the old shop running as it was for the time being - old version of php.


On a new server I will be running (theme I want to use is set on that release - I will upgrade when author confirms compatibility). 


I only need to import Products (50), Customers (preferred), Orders (optional) from the old shop.

I am not sure at all how to do that - my MySQL skills are not even basic - can follow step-by-step instructions that's about it.


I have modded, customized and installed a bunch of ad-ons to the old shop, that still runs perfectly myself, but that was 11 years ago :)

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I suppose I did not ask the question - no replies


Can someone help with steps on exporting products, just the contents to sql or exel?, and then importing it to the new database?


what tables and what setting in phpMy Admin i need to use?

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Thanks De Dokta!


I actually have downloaded the adon to convert 2.2 to 2.3 http://addons.oscommerce.com/info/8731


The problem is, I need to duplicate/move products and customers only, my old site is heavily modded with a lot of running addons, like articles, affiliates and other stuff that I do not have/need on a new site and don't think moving tables that will immediately become "dead tables" is a right thing to do. I am sort of starting from scratch with new template and new addons. I just wanted to save time on not manually entering about 60 products and, if possibly customers about 600, I don't even need order history although I might conceder doing the orders also if it is simple.

As a minimum if I could only products I would be a happy camper :)

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Easiest way is to clone your old database and also make a brand new 2.3.4 database


example: compare the Table: customers old_CLONED database  and Table: customers new database a standard 2.3.4 install with no addons as 11 rows  go to your old cloned database (Table: customers old) compare the rows if they match fine if you have extra rows because of an addon drop the extra rows until the database match then export the table make sure your new Table: customers database is empty and import the old customer using the SQL field you do not need the bit at the start

-- phpMyAdmin SQL Dump
-- version 4.1.8
-- http://www.phpmyadmin.net
-- Host: localhost
-- Generation Time: Jul 27, 2014 at 09:51 PM
-- Server version: 5.5.36-cll
-- PHP Version: 5.4.23

SET time_zone = "+00:00";

/*!40101 SET NAMES utf8 */;

-- Database: xxxxx_old`

-- --------------------------------------------------------

-- Table structure for table `customers`

  `customers_id` int(11) NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT,
  `customers_gender` char(1) DEFAULT NULL,
  `customers_firstname` varchar(255) NOT NULL,
  `customers_lastname` varchar(255) NOT NULL,
  `customers_dob` datetime NOT NULL DEFAULT '0000-00-00 00:00:00',
  `customers_email_address` varchar(255) NOT NULL,
  `customers_default_address_id` int(11) DEFAULT NULL,
  `customers_telephone` varchar(255) NOT NULL,
  `customers_fax` varchar(255) DEFAULT NULL,
  `customers_password` varchar(60) NOT NULL,
  `customers_newsletter` char(1) DEFAULT NULL,
  `customers_pricelist_id` int(11) DEFAULT NULL,
  PRIMARY KEY (`customers_id`),
  KEY `idx_customers_email_address` (`customers_email_address`)

-- Dumping data for table `customers`

you do not need this bit at the end if it is there


just the bit starting with

INSERT INTO `customers` (`customers_id`, `customers_gender`, `customers_firstname`, `customers_lastname`, `customers_dob`, `customers_email_address`, `customers_default_address_id`, `customers_telephone`, `customers_fax`, `customers_password`, `customers_newsletter`, `customers_pricelist_id`) VALUES

and ending with an ;  last customer

(42, NULL, 'xxx', 'xxxx', '0000-00-00 00:00:00', 'xxxxx@hotmail.com', 46, '123456', '', '$P$D.5kHmJDzrHslBXSwz4Wyv6vLViTPo.', '', NULL);





Do the same with all the data you would like to save category products etc  and don't forget Table: products_to_categories  towards the end many people do :D




To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.


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Or a little bit more comfortable: Run the above mentioned add-on on a COPY of your old database, install a new oscommerce with new database. And then copy the tables you want/need (address_book, customers, customers_xxx, products. products_xxx) to your new database using a tool like mysqldumper.



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Hi Fresco -


I just made a little guide to help you out, geared for "dummies" like me.  I am a complete hack and need things spoon fed as if I know absolutely nothing so it's aimed at people like me.  I'm assuming you have phpMyAdmin.  If you don't then download it and install it, especially if you're an SQL noob.  It has saved my life more times than I can count, and it's a great way to learn mySql since most of the stuff it does it shows you the mySql while it does it. 


Here's my tutorial: http://goo.gl/cP08Ds


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