Geordiedan Posted June 28, 2005 Share Posted June 28, 2005 Hi all, I originally posted in "Install and Config" but now I think about it my issue is more appropriate here :blush: I'm plugging through my datafile here ready to populate my store using Easy Populate. I have ~2500 items in my shop to upload :'( I have some items that are relevant to more than one category - eg it can be used on more than one model of bike. Just to elaborate on this a little, here's the title row and first line of my easy populate file: v_products_model v_products_name_1 v_products_quantity v_products_price v_manufacturers_name v_categories_name_1 v_categories_name_2 v_categories_name_3 v_categories_name_4 05702 Aprilia FUTURA F/EXTENDA 2.00 14.85 Aprilia Aprilia Futura Extenda Fendas EOREOR The way I've rigged the layout is: manufacturer - manufacturer Cat 1 name - manufacturer Cat 2 name - bike model Cat 3 name - bike year Cat 4 name - product family I've listed manufacturer as cat 1 in order to keep the number of categories showing on the main page down a little - this way there'll be 8 showing, rather than the 40-50+ there would have been if I'd used bike model as level 1 :blink: blink.gif A product is usually specific to a single year of bike, but I have a few 'generics' that will cover 2 or 3 different models. Currently I have them in my file as a separate level 3 category - eg 97-99 - but I'd really like a way to have all relevant categories flagged, so if someone drilled down to a CBR600 98 shape, they'd get all relevant data at once, rather than having to click on 98, 97-99, 94-00 etc - it just doesn't seem right! Can anyone suggest a neater way of doing this before I import my data? I've searched the forum and noted the "Copy Link To" function, so I could theoretically set a product as suited to a '98 bike, and then copy it to the 99, 2000, 2001 categories, but this would have to be done individually for each product :'( Could EP handle this with a tweak somewhere? Am I even categorising my data in the best way? :o Many thanks, Dan :blush: :'( Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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