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I have created a VB program to upload products into my commerce database. I find the category from the categories_description table, and use this to populate the products, and associated tables.


Everything has been running fine for about a month. I have come to add another category using the oscommerce admin program. It looked a bit strange as the current categories didn't have any products associated to them (the actual website works fine displaying all products). When I created the new category, and looked at the database, all of the old categories had a new value in the categories_id field. Old values for the categories_id field were between 25 and 39 (numbers 1 - 24 had been used, and deleted while testing my site). These values now started from 1 and went upto 9. My new category had an id of 40.


Hope this is clear... Does anyone know why commerce would change these values?



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Maybe it was your VB program. Why don't you try using Easy Populate. It takes care of all the categories and products. Search the addons for it.

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