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Module import/export function would be useful in admin.


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For stock?

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No, I mean import/export of the module itself. So, for example you could export a module from one cart/domain/test environment and import it into another easily. Export would create all files needed while maintaining file hierarchy.


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Code something up. Let those in charge see what you have done and if good enough it may get added to core. Personally cant really see a need for it as addons are now generally only upload and a turn on. Cant get much simpler than that.


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I suppose the idea of exporting modules is geared towards developers/coders. For example, I'm currently converting modules from BS3 to BS4. It would be nice to be able to easily export those and import into different testing environments or easily post to the apps marketplace. The key word is "easy".


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Personally I think it's a nice idea.  If you're just looking after one store, probably your own then you wouldn't have much need for it.  My employer has nearly a 800 clients and nearly 2000 hosted sites.  We try to save time by reusing as much previous work/code as possible to make us more efficient.  We also have live/production and staging/development areas where we may duplicate sites and place them for additional development without affecting the service of the live site/store.

At the moment after testing, I'd either have to copy rows using Navicat from the DB and paste in the live DB or install the module and manually enter the details again into the live store/site.  This would be a nice feature.  I might add it to my to-do list Smoky!


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