Author Topic: Product Description & Meta Description - Get data from DB via PHP  (Read 557 times)


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Dear community, I am trying to setup a big website, and I've stumbled upon a technical issue. I have to create almost 2000 products and I need to use some automation in order to make this project viable.

So what I am trying to achieve is to be able to get info like product title, price etc from my database straight into the product description and meta description. This will save me probably hundreds of hours of work because will let me just copy paste one description instead of modifying all for each product.

Truth is that i am quite new to web development and my programming skills kinda limited, but i am quite sure that what i want to achieve is quite possible.

Joomla Version 3.7.3 Virtue Mart ver PHP 5.4.31

thank you!


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Re: Product Description & Meta Description - Get data from DB via PHP
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2017, 15:01:14 pm »
First you should use at least VM 3.2.2 with Joomla 3.7.3  -

Maybe you should look at using CSVI for importing your products. It's a great tool for managing a large number of products. 

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