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jdl777

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same additional image for all products?
« on: February 21, 2011, 08:30:19 am »
My store has 23 items in each of about 10 categories. What i need is for every product within a category to have the same exact additional image. What am I missing?

What I am having to do is go to each products media link and upload the same image over and over again to every product. And it is uploading it each time, giving it a unique file name in the directory, so literally I will end up having around 230 files of the same image with different file names.

Is there a way to set a single image to be an additional image for every product within the category, so I don't have to upload the same image over and over again?

Any help would be great...

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Re: same additional image for all products?
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2011, 20:41:01 pm »
Is this the right category for this issue to get a response? I see no other category for issues with images.

Does anyone know of any other way to include the same exact additional image with every item in the store, without having to upload it 200+ times?

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Re: same additional image for all products?
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2011, 21:43:50 pm »
you upload 1

THEN, go to the next product

Click add additional image

Post the url of the image
Add The text you want to appear, and click save.

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Re: same additional image for all products?
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2011, 22:16:04 pm »
Perfect, Thanks!

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Re: same additional image for all products?
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2011, 22:28:47 pm »
Re-addressing this issue.

I went in and added the url to all the items as suggested. When you put the url in the address bar and enter it does show the image. However, on the product flypage, the additional image is not there.

One other concern here...There are over 250 items in my store, to start with. This number will go up to 500+ shortly. The amount of time involved with having to open every single product's media section, then pasting a url, saving, then going to the next item...is extremely high.

Is there not a way to add an additional image "across the board", as a "default additional image" to every item in the store, instantly? Am I missing something? This should be more obvious. For example, say you want to include your logo as an additional image for all 1000 products in your store. And then you decide you want to add another image for all items. You mean to say that each time, you'd have to open every single one of those 1000 items, each time, and add a url?

Please advise...any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: same additional image for all products?
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2011, 19:47:43 pm »
you can do it via csv improved, with a product_files import, export

I am also sure you can do it via mysql
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Re: same additional image for all products?
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2011, 04:14:00 am »
I went into phpMyAdmin

Went to the jos_vm_product database, then to each item, copied the attribute, and pasted it to all new items.

VERY simple solution that saved many hours of typing.

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Re: same additional image for all products?
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2011, 14:21:11 pm »
do you mean pasted it to all new ones individually?

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Re: same additional image for all products?
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2011, 17:43:56 pm »
Yes...in phpMyAdmin, I opened each item and pasted it over the cloned code.

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Re: same additional image for all products?
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2011, 21:02:01 pm »
you should do this with csv improved, way easier
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Re: same additional image for all products?
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2011, 00:11:07 am »
CSV Improved looks good. Would you happen to know the easiest steps to do this using CSV Improved?

It looks as if the first part of the url of each image can be removed but I'm unsure how at this point.

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Re: same additional image for all products?
« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2011, 15:07:26 pm »
do a "product files" export.

Get the template.

THEN, do a product export, and get the list of skus, and product ids.

THEN copy and paste
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