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Custom fields: only first is selected
« on: December 11, 2013, 01:38:24 am »
After posting this problem to other section I decided to report it here hoping it there is a bug somewhere that you guys can fix! :D

Here we go:

I created a few custom fields categories with their values representing the sizes of some t-shirts and added some products..

Then I tried to add some more options directly to the database following the pattern "value 1; value 2; value 3" etc..

My problem is that when I go to the VM admin panel all the products I added their sizes directly to the database have only selected the "value 1".

So if a t-shirt should have 3 sizes.. I get 3 times "value 1".. but if I select the sizes inside the VM menu then it saves them correctly.

(The reason I need to add the sizes directly to the database because I want to add products massively instead one by one..)

I run:
Joomla 2.5.11
VM  2.0.24


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Re: Custom fields: only first is selected
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2013, 10:59:10 am »
Why did you do that from the database? You have bypassed the normal procedure and possibly used wrong fields

You can use VM directly or an extension for doing a massive insertion with csv files, like csvi


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Re: Custom fields: only first is selected
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2013, 01:02:28 am »
I gave CSVI free a go..

I just can't get it to work.. All the tutorials are for previous versions which look really different than the version 5..

The only export I can make gives me a csv file which is about 4kb.. which contains only the table/field names of the database..

Even the documentation from csvi website shows techniques that are not applicable to version 5.. For example they say to create a template.. but there is no such an option to csvi 5..

The only youtube I found on youtube is in Russian.. and the guy even changes the language of the plugin..

If you can suggest anything I would appreciate it..


EDIT: I found out something so I 'll give it a try.. I will update soon! Thanks!