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How i can migrate my Custom Attribute list

Started by _dj, September 17, 2013, 13:32:10 PM

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_dj

Attribute list has been updated/migrated with the help of "http://forum.virtuemart.net/index.php?topic=102083.0" form.
How i can migrate my Custom Attribute list. The above help is only for the "Attribute List" but for "Custom Attribute list: it doesn't work. Please help.

Maxim Pishnyak

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balai

What is the advantage of this approach vs the built in custom fields?

Maxim Pishnyak

CSVI Improved is useful for importing custom fields data.
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_dj

How csvi can migrate the custom attribute data. In virtuemart 1.1.9 attribute are filled in a single field in database eg.no back stamp[+10]. Here "no back stamp" is name and +10 is price.  but in vm 2.0 it has two fileds value and price.

balai

If you want my suggestion, avoid having all the attributes in a single string in the database.
Some time you may want to use some filtering in your shop. Having all the data in a single string the filtering is impossible.

Also i still cannot find any advantage of the VM1 attributes vs the VM2 custom fields.
Maybe the process was a bit faster but apart from that what else?

Maxim Pishnyak

Quote from: _dj on September 19, 2013, 09:37:42 AM
1. In virtuemart 1.1.9 attribute are filled in a single field in database eg.no back stamp[+10]. Here "no back stamp" is name and +10 is price. 
2. but in vm 2.0 it has two fileds value and price.
1. Export attributes with old CSVI Improved.
2. Convert csv file up to new CSVI Improved standards. Import.
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_dj

and how "Convert csv file up to new CSVI Improved standards. " can be done.? Maxim Pishnyak

Maxim Pishnyak

Quote from: _dj on September 20, 2013, 06:43:11 AM
and how "Convert csv file up to new CSVI Improved standards. " can be done.?
Compare two csv files. Export 1st one from old web site. Export 2nd one from new web site. Of course you need to have some test custom fields on the new web shop.
Basically converting could be done by copy-paste technique of Open Office.
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