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OSC For event photography...


Royce

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I would like to be able to use oscommerce for event photography. Let's say I shoot an event and end up with 100 photos. I'd like to be able to upload all the photos to a directory (i.e. Event110504) and then automatically add those as products all with the same price and attributes (like a pulldown with 5X7, 8X10, etc.). I found an event photo site that used osc and I asked him what he did to handle all the photos. Here is the reply I got, maybe someone smarter than I can get an idea from this and come up with a contrib? I'd be willing to pay and still have it be a contrib for the public as I think many photographers who use osc are in need of this. I really don't want to use a diff program, I like osc! Anyways, here is the email reply...

 

Royce,

My host company is QWK.net, which I use to log into my

site.? I worked with a company called Trianic (who has

since been bought out by B2 Services Inc) to create a

macro to upload my images.? The process works like

this:

I create thumbnails of all my images (using

ThumbsPlus).? I go into my site via my host company,

and in 'FTP Manager' create a folder of an event (i.e.

20041030-SMNvsSME under my previously built 'Football'

folder).? I get out of FTP Manager.? I copy my

thumbnails into my new folder within my website (using

'My Network Places' in Windows XP).? Once the

thumbnails get copied, I go back into my site and

click the E-Commerce option, click the 'Admin' button,

go into 'Contents' and create a new Category (under my

Football folder) that matches exactly to the folder I

set up in FTP (i.e. 20041030-SMNvsSME).? Once the

Category is created, an 'Import Files' button appears

- when clicked it moves all my images to the site for

display.

 

I looked in my web files and did find a file that has

the code for the import that I can send you if you

want it.? I can't tell you if there is other code

imbedded in other files that makes the whole thing

work or not - I would imagine there is other code

somewhere.

 

I contact B2 Services to do some modifications to my

site a few months ago, but they were too pricey.? I

did get an email from a guy that specializes in OS

Commerce updates that may be more reasonable - I never

contacted him though.? If you want his info let me

know.

 

Sorry to be so long winded...? Hope this helps.

 

So did this get anybody's brain going? Thanks for any help, you guys are great. :thumbsup:

 

EDIT: Let me add that I've searched all over for a clear answer to this including looking through the knowledge base but haven't found anything as of yet

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You can easily upload all the photo's to the directory you specify in the images folder and then use easy populate to "populate" your data base with the new products.

 

If you want you can even use the hidden products contribution with customer grouping to make it that only people who log online and are part of the "event" group (which you allocate in admin) can see these particular photo's.

 

I have this working very successfully.

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You can easily upload all the photo's to the directory you specify in the images folder and then use easy populate to "populate" your data base with the new products.

 

If you want you can even use the hidden products contribution with customer grouping to make it that only people who log online and are part of the "event" group (which you allocate in admin) can see these particular photo's.

 

I have this working very successfully.

 

That seems like it'd be the same amount of hassle. I'd still have to enter in all the info in excel or something right?

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