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I Need Product Attribute HELP! UGH!


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Seems like the only issue I have at this point so on advice given, I'm starting a thread for this issue. I am NOT a coding guru, but I can poke around a bit...so be gentle...


I need help with attributes. I recently (after another previous post) decided that I REALLY need 16 attributes per item. Well, I'd like to have them. I guess I could live without a couple of them, but there are several variations on how to order my products based off of SIZE, COLOR etc.


I downloaded a couple contributions and gave it a whirl and completely brought down my site :)


I deleted it from the server and reloaded the back up and had some problems but eventually got it back up and looking as it should. My Question?



Is there an EASIER contribution or one with "directions for dummies" like me out there? I need HELP!

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Wow... spent hours looking for something that you would think would be integrated into the default program. I went thought and tried to just manually add the attributes.... my eyes are not working anymore!! UGH!!


Still open to suggestions

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Try this:




You create "sets" of attributes that you can then assign to whatever products you like. Read the install instructions carefully, use a decent text editor and FTP program to make changes and upload your files.

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Thanks for the reply.


I actually dropped my site using the previous version... Attribute Sets - I'll give this one a whirl.


I guess the problem is I don't understand the instructions.


How do you make tables? When we say tables, are we talking about a php page? I have dreamweaver mx 2004 - Is there a way to do that with this software??




I see that someone made some directions in an attempt to make it easier on the installer :) I'll give it a whirl

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This is where I get lost.


The directions say:

3.1 In /catalog/admin/includes/stylesheet.css


Add this line:


.dataTableHeadingContentBlack { font-family: Verdana, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10px; color: #000000; font-weight: bold; }



Do I add it at the top? Very bottom on a new line or does it not matter?



It keeps referring to "CATALOG" file. I have no catalog file on my ftp. The way I installed this was into a folder called "OSCOMMERCE" because I wanted to have a flash intro on my main page that takes you to www.mysite.com/oscommerce - Are they talking about my oscommerce folder when they refer to catalog and if so, does that mean I have to go through and change other things because of the way I installed it?

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Dude - ASP should take about an hour to install. You can add that class anywhere in your stylesheet. It doesn't matter. It talks about /catalog/ because that's where the root files in OSC are when you install it. If you installed it in a different named folder - then use that instead. So /catalog/index.php will be /oscommerce/index.php.


The tables the instructions talk about are your database tables. They have nothing to do with HTML <tables>

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Jason, thanks for enlightening me. I did everything completely and I went to mysite.com/admin and the admin console shows. I'm getting 2 errors from there...



This shows on each page as I'm going throught the different pages in Admin...


// BOF Linkmatics attributes sets plus define('FILENAME_PRODUCTS_ATTRIBUTES_SETS', 'products_attributes_sets.php'); define('FILENAME_PRODUCTS_ATTRIBUTES_SETS_EDIT', 'products_attributes_sets_edit.php'); // EOF Linkmatics attributes sets plus 
Warning: session_start() [function.session-start]: Cannot send session cache limiter - headers already sent (output started at /homepages/39/d191750874/htdocs/oscommerce/admin/includes/filenames.php:56) in /homepages/39/d191750874/htdocs/oscommerce/admin/includes/functions/sessions.php on line 67



This error shows when I click on CATALOG from ADMIN. I get a completely blank page with just this error.


Parse error: parse error, unexpected '}' in /homepages/39/d191750874/htdocs/oscommerce/admin/categories.php on line 948


I could list the code for whatever file you need for trouble shooting this with me. I feel like I'm SO close...

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I went back and redid that entire step for admin/categories.php (7) and now I'm getting:


Parse error: parse error, unexpected '}' in /homepages/39/d191750874/htdocs/oscommerce/admin/categories.php on line 696


Here is the code from line 696:


} elseif ($action == 'new_product_preview') {



Any suggestions?

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I think you were right. I re-did it again and I'm getting a bit further.


I think the problem now is within step 1.


I can get to my CATALOG page now, however, I get the message when



Attribute Sets <---- title heading is fine (it's large and grey)


1146 - Table 'db192397535.products_attributes_sets' doesn't exist


select products_attributes_sets_id, products_attributes_sets_name from products_attributes_sets where 1 order by products_attributes_sets_name





What FILE was I supposed to do the "Linkmatics_AttributeSetsPlus_lct.sql" steps in? I know it was stylesheets, but aren't there a couple? Maybe i added it to the wrong one? Does anyone know the path?

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hehe... just was replying Jason... sorry about that...


I (the idiot) figured out how to fix the "no tables" issue and got it up and working.


With only one issue...SO far...


That huge error message is still at the top of the page.. see screenshot link above...

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Um... Got a question on the usage of this.


I made my first Attribute Set. I had 10 items (colors) and set the colors and order and saved it.


I go into Product Attributes... should that be an option there? I don't see it...


Or can someone point me to a tutorial on how to use it properly?

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