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Hello All! :)

 

I am setting up an osCommece site and would like to have several categories of products. For this example i will use only 3, namely

 

1) Clothing

2) Sleepwear

3) Beauty

 

not necessarily in that order. Under clothing i would like to have the following:

 

-Features

-New spring arrivals

-Sale

-Designer collections

-Tops

-Pants

-Jeans

-Sweaters

-Cardigans

-Turtlenecks

 

ETC...

and then under sleepwear, something similar, yet it will need to be different due the the fact that i have no sweaters that are sleepwear... hopefully you get the idea!

 

I can create all of these as subcategories and then put product under those levels (so far 3 levels deep - Clothing, Designer collections, Tops) and then product. The problem is that in my situation, I would eventually have hundreds of products that would be in multiple categories - for example, BOTH "new spring arrivals" and "Tops". Oscommerce allows you to copy the product to other categories, but that will eventually be immensly tedious as you will have several categories with the same exact product and will have to update each individually if you want to make a change. Is there a way to link per se to other categories? Is there a contribution that ive missed that will allow me to do this? It would be difficult since it would require modifying the base code. Either way i thought its worth the shot to ask! :lol:

 

Thanks for the help!

 

-Nate

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I'd probably try using easy populate to put items in one place....Then amend the easy populate text file so that all the items get different ID's and go into different catagories (that could be done easily in excel).

 

Then re-import the amended file and you'd end up with identical products with different ID's and in different catagories.

 

Perhaps there's an easier way, but that shouldn't be too much hassle. You'll need to install Easy Populate if you haven't already.

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I'd probably try using easy populate to put items in one place....Then amend the easy populate text file so that all the items get different ID's and go into different catagories (that could be done easily in excel).

 

Then re-import the amended file and you'd end up with identical products with different ID's and in different catagories.

 

Perhaps there's an easier way, but that shouldn't be too much hassle. You'll need to install Easy Populate if you haven't already.

 

 

I will definatly have to look into that! Im not very happy with the default categories infobox, but i cant find anyone who has done exactly what i want. That and im not good enough of a PHP programmer to understand how the code works for the menu! I can understand a little, but not enough to redo the whole thing to my needs! :blink: Thanks for the reply!!

 

Nate :)

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