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Hi, does any one know where I can get a step by step instruction on how to use Easy Populate? Or could someone give me step by step instructions on how to use it? I have it install on both my live site and on my local machine. And I would like to use it to populate my local machine db. but I am afraid to use it till I know how. I don't what to take a change of losing my live datebase, I have to many products to re-enter if something should go wrong. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance,

Jose, :D

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if you've got it installed on your test system, get it to export a copy of your current database using the "Create Complete tab-delimited .txt file in temp dir" function


Copy that file to your working computer and have a look at it in Excel or some other spreadsheet. Not all the fields have to be filled in -- see the following section of the code. You can add your own fields that you want to default to this list:


// these are the fields that will be defaulted to the current values in the database if they are not found in the incoming file

global $default_these;

$default_these = array(















Change things and add items to the text file and upload it to your test system so you can confirm that there's no errors.


In general EP is pretty robust and easy to use. But definitely try it on your TEST setup first!



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