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General Workflow of Magento’s Import/Export – Dataflow

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Posted on July 26th, 2012 | Posted by admin

Magento’s Dataflow (Inport/Export) is one of distinguishing feature that makes Magento the leader in eCommerce Software. But for a programmer to understand how it workes in Magento can be quite nasty. I tried to understand how it workes and came up with following understanding.

General Work Flow (Profile)

During Import/Export there are normally two “Actors” involved. Actors may be the data source (Actor: Source) and the final destination of the data (Actor:Destination). While you are importing data into your Magento Sytem, the Source is the CSV or XML file while exporting it is the other way round. In any case (Import or Export) you need to first fetch the data from the source and process it and then save to its destination.

PRODUCT IMPORT IN MAGENTO ALONGWITH UPDATING THE ATTRIBUTE’S OPTIONS

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Posted on July 24th, 2012 | Posted by admin

As you may know or not ! Magento is the fastest growing eCommerce plateform, nowonder because Magento has a lots of flexibility in it. You can feel that too if you are a just a user and as for me as Programmer I just Love it. One of the salient feature that makes Magento a leader in eCommerce software is its ability to Import and Export data to an from the system.

Magento gives you a default interface to import or export data, but you will need the specific format of your data.It is easy to customize that as well, but today lets be interested in standard import, but with one small (Yet important) modification. The important modification in the standard code is this code will be able to options to the attribute of Select/Multiselect/Radio/Checkbox input type, while the product is being imported.

ADDING RELATED PRODUCT AND OTHER LINKS TO PRODUCT IN MAGENTO

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Posted on July 20th, 2012 | Posted by admin

Here is a simple way of adding product link such as Related, Upsell and Crosssell Link to a product in Magento. I just got the way of doing this and thought to share! So kind of me.

/**
First Create Link Array of following type
**/
$linkArray=array(‘product_id’=>array(‘position’=>’’));
/**
Then set the Link Data
**/
/** For Upsell Link**/
$product->setUpSellLinkData($linkArray);
/** For Crosssell Link**/
$product->setCrossSellLinkData($linkArray);
/** For Crosssell Link**/
$product->setRelatedLinkData($linkArray);
$product->save();

WORKING WITH AJAX IN MAGENTO

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Posted on July 20th, 2012 | Posted by admin

Ajax in Magento can be pretty troublesome.Because you will need to take controllers and layout into account. And I almost used up a whole day trying to make ajax work. Here are some of the steps I’d like to share so that you will not waste lots of your time, before making this work.

Let’s first know in Magento terms what we need.

Controller: The url on which Ajax will work on, or the request URL. You will have to set up the controller with its frontend router set in config.xml and its corresponding controller class.
Layout: Layout to handle the requested URL and return HTML if required.
Block: The block to call through layout for the above controller.

Pet Magento Theme

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Posted on July 20th, 2012 | Posted by admin

FEATURES Pet Magento Theme

  • Free Extensions include package
  • Full package with Latest Magento version + Full MA extensions + Sample database like live demo site
  • It is clear, easy to customize Magento template.
  • Slide show banner with admin panel with many effect yo can choose
  • Featured product slider display featured product in home page
  • New products home page
  • Brand Logo slider
  • Vertical menu ( 3 styles: Accordion menu, dropdown menu, tree menu)
  • Scroller Thumbnail images in product page
  • Cloud zoom Images with lightbox
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