Author Topic: vmError: You are not an administrator or the correct vendor, storing of product  (Read 2924 times)


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Since V 2.0.22 (on Joomla 2.5.11), I receive above message after entering about 15 new products in VM (so no config change involved); there is no child product involved either (see other topic with same subject for that issue). Editing of exisitng product remains possible
Is there some limitation to entries somewhere.


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VirtueMart has no artificial limits, only by database and so. The reason must be different. Please update to vm2.0.22a. Then you should check if your vendor is correctly set.

I think this FAQ should help At best read it first completly
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Hi and thanks for the prompt reply; it seems that the problem is linked with the auto generated product alias, for product with similar names; if I understand correctly, alias for the first entry is same as product name, than for there is a time stamp (date) added; adding twice a product with same name on a same date  then leads to this error. I suppose one has to manually change the alias to avoid this?
Thanks again.


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I suppose one has to manually change the alias to avoid this?

That is advisable anyway for SEO purposes.

Jenkin Hill Internet,
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