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Thanks for the quick reply. I will anxiously await the attribute pricing fix. :)

As far as descriptions go, every page says exactly what the item is. The only thing I sell is tapestry products. And how they can get some of the categories I've seen is absolutely beyond me. Maybe a dart board. lol

Why are so many people worried about category depth when Froogle won't even use the categories to start with? Just curious...




Some people have stores with thousands of products with hundreds of categories. The category strings for some of these are amazing. The more category information than can be given to Froogle, the easier it is for them to categorize. Also, I believe some of them got error e-mails from Froogle because it didn't include the full category trees. One of my client sells niche products and only has a category depth of one. At times their products are shown as medical supplies on Froogle and they're selling glass art.

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LOL They ARE using a dart board. :rolleyes:

Maybe the category depth is part of the problem then as mine are only 1 deep. Thank you for the insight!



Thanks for the Donation Laurie! It was very much appreciated.

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You are most welcome. I am trying to work my way around to all of the people who've developed what I'm using. Slowly, but surely. :) Maybe if more osC users did, we'd have an even better system. Free is cool, but giving back is better. :D


Thank you again for all of your efforts.



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Hi I just installed the contribution on my server. I finally got everyt hing to work and it says it is uploading to google but at the end i get this error:


<b>Parse error</b>: parse error in <b>/home/healthy/htdocs/admin/froogle.php</b> on line <b>156</b><br>


one of these lines seem to be the prob, but i did not change anything other than removing the */ /*. They are at the line the error was reported


//close the FTP stream



Any help is appriciated.

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thats what i though the first itme so i started over, the only things i removed were the comments that were around ftp part. Here is the code, maybe someone will notice somthing I am missing:




$OutFile = "/home/healthy/htdocs/admin/temp/froogle/hlpfroogle.txt"; //"CHANGEME-full-path-to-file-with-777-dir-and-file-permissions.fr-outfile.txt";


$destination_file = "hlpfroogle.txt"; //"CHANGEME-filename-to-upload-to-froogle.txt" ;


$source_file = $OutFile;


$imageURL = 'http://www.healthylifepharmacy.com/images';


$productURL = 'http://www.healthylifepharmacy.com/product_info.php?products_id=';


$already_sent = array();




$home = "localhost" ;










$ftp_server = "hedwig.google.com" ;


$ftp_user_name = "removed";


$ftp_user_pass = "removed";






if (!($link=mysql_connect($home,$user,$pass)))




echo "Error when connecting itself to the data base";






if (!mysql_select_db( $base , $link ))




echo "Error the data base does not exist";








$sql = "


select concat( '" . $productURL . "' ,products.products_id) AS product_url,


products_model , products_weight ,


manufacturers.manufacturers_name ,


products.products_id AS id,


products_description.products_name AS name,


products_description.products_description AS description,


FORMAT(products.products_price,2) AS price,


CONCAT( '" . $imageURL . "' ,products.products_image) AS image_url,


concat_ws( ' > ' , catdescparent.categories_name , catdesccurrent.categories_name ) AS category


FROM categories ,






categories_description as catdesccurrent,








left join categories_description as catdescparent on ( catdescparent.categories_id = categories.parent_id )


left join manufacturers on ( manufacturers.manufacturers_id = products.manufacturers_id )




WHERE products.products_id=products_description.products_id


AND products.products_id=products_to_categories.products_id


AND products_to_categories.categories_id=categories.categories_id


AND catdesccurrent.categories_id = categories.categories_id


AND products.products_status != 0




products.products_id ASC








//Check for any applicable specials for the corresponding products_id


$sql2 = "




specials.products_id AS idS,


FORMAT(specials.specials_new_products_price,2) AS priceS












AND specials.status != 0


AND products.products_status != 0




specials.products_id ASC






$_strip_search = array(


"![\t ]+$|^[\t ]+!m", // remove leading/trailing space chars


'%[\r\n]+%m'); // remove CRs and newlines


$_strip_replace = array(








$output = "product_url \t name \t description \t price \t image_url \t category\n";




$result=mysql_query( $sql )or die( $FunctionName . ": SQL error " . mysql_error() . "| sql = " . htmlentities($sql) );




//Specials Checker


$result2=mysql_query( $sql2 )or die( $FunctionName . ": SQL error " . mysql_error() . "| sql2 = " . htmlentities($sql2) );


$row2 = mysql_fetch_object( $result2 );




$i = 0;


while( $row = mysql_fetch_object( $result ) )




if( $i == 1 ) //first time init




$already_sent[$row->name] = 1;








if ($already_sent[$row->name] == 1) continue; // if we've sent this one, skip the rest of the while loop




// reset the products price to our special price if there is one for this product


if( $row2->idS == $row->id ){


$row->price = $row2->priceS;


$previdS = $row2->idS;


while ( $row2->idS == $previdS )




$row2 = mysql_fetch_object( $result2 ); //advance row in special's table








$output .= $row->product_url . "\t" .


preg_replace($_strip_search, $strip_replace, strip_tags( str_replace(">", "> ", $row->name) ) ) . "\t" .


preg_replace($_strip_search, $strip_replace, strip_tags( str_replace(">", "> ", $row->name) ) ) . "\t" .


$row->price . "\t" .


$row->image_url . "\t" .


$row->category . "\n";




$already_sent[$row->name] = 1;






if ( file_exists( $OutFile ) )


unlink( $OutFile );




$fp = fopen( $OutFile , "w" );


$fout = fwrite( $fp , $output );


fclose( $fp );




//Start FTP to Froogle




// set up basic connection


$conn_id = ftp_connect($ftp_server);




// login with username and password


$login_result = ftp_login($conn_id, $ftp_user_name, $ftp_user_pass);




// check connection


if ((!$conn_id) || (!$login_result)) {


echo "FTP connection has failed!<BR>";


echo "Attempted to connect to $ftp_server for user $ftp_user_name<BR>";




} else {


echo "Connected to $ftp_server, for user $ftp_user_name<BR>";






// upload the file


$upload = ftp_put($conn_id, $destination_file, $source_file, FTP_BINARY);




// check upload status


if (!$upload) {


echo "FTP upload has <b>FAILED!</b> source: $source_file dest: $destination_file<BR>";


} else {


echo "Uploaded $source_file to $ftp_server as $destination_file<BR>";






//close the FTP stream






//End FTP to Froogle






NOTE the removed password are correct on my rserver. Help is appriciated. Thanks all

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sorry, yes it is being created and placed where it should be. it also appears to be correct in formatting

heh? then what's wrong? if your still getting the parsing error, try deleting the generated file in that directory. then rerunning it and see if the file still exist. if the file is not there, then just copy and paste your settings into a fresh froogle.php and uncomment the ftp code.

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well it would not upload to froogle was the problem at the time. i am getting a different error now for some reason. I have not changed anything in the script. Here is what it says now:


Output from command /usr/bin/php -q /home/healthy/htdocs/admin/froogle.php ..



<b>Warning</b>: Unable to find ftpbuf 0 in <b>/home/healthy/htdocs/admin/froogle.php</b> on line <b>135</b><br>

FTP connection has failed!<BR>Attempted to connect to hedwig.google.com for user healthylifepharmacy<BR>


sorry forgot to add that the froogle.txt file is still getting built, the problems arise in the ftp portion of the task

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One thing to check is if your froogle feed is being written to a password protected directory (i.e., somewhere under admin/), then when you are uploading the file, it may not have permissions to read the file.


You initial problem was likely just a read permissions problem. I don't know what your problem is now, but if you get back to where you were, try writing the file to an open directory and see if it works. You can add a function to delete the file after the upload if you are concerned about it.



Dan Stevens

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make sure you can write the data file to the directory pointed to, it does work pretty good. i havent played with it on iis6, do you have iis6 working all the way now? there were a few problems a long time ago with it.

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Windows servers (and workstations) have AT. It works similar to cron. I haven't use it for some time but it is capable of running allmost any job at any time on just about any schedule you might want. Do a google on "at commands" and you should be able to find all you need to get it going.


Good Luck.


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