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Time for change

25 July 2019
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Moving

For almost 14 years, this site has been the home of CSVI Pro. We have seen the likes of Joomla 1.0 moving to Joomla 1.5, then Joomla 2.5 and finally Joomla 3.0 and been by it's side all the way. Supporting each and every version of Joomla. This is not going to change, only the place from where we do this will change.

Besides CSVI Pro we also develop the JD iDEAL Gateway and RCP User Manager extensions. Together with CSVI Pro all these extensions will be brought together on the new site. At the same time we will be adding a new extension called RO Single Sign On to the mix. There will be one site where you can get all our extensions, browse documentation and get support.

Account

The existing accounts and subscriptions will be moved to the new site, so you can login with your CSVI Pro account on the new site.

The forum will be moved as well, so all your questions will still be available and support will be on-going.

Download ID

Due to the change to the new site, it is not possible to keep the existing download IDs. On the new site you can find the new download ID with your subscription, this can be used to update to any future releases provided the subscription is still active.

Moving date

On August 1st this site will go into read-only mode and everything will be available on the site https://rolandd.com

Problems?

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CSV Improved 7.12.0

As 2019 is speeding by we have been working hard on this release and the new features it brings. There is a lot to look forward to as we added some productive features.

Templates

Using templates is now even easier than before. Templates can be backed up directly from the template listing page. No need to go through the maintenance options anymore.

To run a template can now also be done directly from the template edit page. This saves you the steps from first saving the template, go to the import or export page and start the process. Now just click the Run Template button and you can start.

If you want to write some notes about a template, you can do so in the new introduce notes field. This can be used to specify what that template is for.

In case you have a lot of templates, you can now group them by specifying a tag in the template. In the template list you can filter the templates based on this tag.

Creating a backup of one or more of your templates is now just a 1-click operation, select the template or templates you want to backup and click on Backup from the template list page.

Finally, CSVI remembers which tab you last used in a template, so you get back to where you left off.

VirtueMart

A number of issues have been fixed with the VirtueMart imports and exports but we also added a few new features. There is a category_delete field in the Product import that allows you to remove all assigned categories to a product. In the Order export we added support for the VirtueMart textfield plugin. This allows you to export the input from your customers.

Product prices can be set to 0 now by importing a price with a value of 0.

Custom tables

In addition to supporting Joomla extenions, CSVI also supports the export of any table in your database. With the graphical interface you can join all kinds of tables together to export the data you need. Now we have added the alias option to be able to re-use the same table or tables with the same name.

Joomla User Groups

On importing user groups we only looked at the name of the user group but not at the path of the user group. This means importing user groups as Students/Workgroup and Teachers/Workgroup would result in only 1 user group names Workgroup. We have fixed this so that user groups are now taken by their full path.

K2 Item import

The ordering of new articles is now automatically added, so that they are added at the end of the last ordering.

onBeforeImport trigger

There is a new plugin trigger named onBeforeImport, this will allow you to hook into the import process just before it starts and do some pre-processing if needed.

Changes

Check the full list of changes in this release:

  • Fixed nested usergroups for Joomla User import
  • Added alias option to Custom Table export
  • Fixed notices for PHP 7.2 compatiblity
  • Added picture_url field to Form2Content Article export
  • Fixed Shopper custom field value not exporting VirtueMart Order export
  • Fixed customer_note field not exporting in VirtueMart Order export
  • Fixed language not used for SEF URLs on Joomla Content export
  • Fixed calc rule always created as DBTax in VirtueMart Product import
  • Fixed import of translated categories in VirtueMart Category import
  • Added option to export empty nodes for XML exports
  • Fixed parsing self-closing nodes in XML import
  • Fixed stockable custom field deleting previous imported values
  • Added increment ordering field for new items on K2 Item import
  • Added support for VirtueMart textfield plugin in VirtueMart Order export
  • Added plugin trigger onBeforeImport
  • Fixed start time logging
  • Added button to backup templates from the templates list page
  • Added note field to the template for storing comments about the template
  • Fixed not processing images when Process images is set to No in J2Store product import
  • Fixed overrides not working in front-end export and cron
  • Fixed possible warnings on restoring template
  • Fixed incorrect message running maintenance task via cron
  • Added tags field to template to categorize templates
  • Changed handling of nodes with the same name on different levels in XML file
  • Changed buffer size reading large files in XML Analyser
  • Fixed missing methods in J2Store helper
  • Fixed encode option not used for checking file existence
  • Added run button on template edit screen
  • Added category_delete field in VirtueMart Product import
  • Fixed restore of templates not always restoring rules
  • Added remember last used tab on template editing

This release is available for free to everyone with an active subscription from the Download section. If you do not have a subscription yet, you can subscribe here.

CSV Improved 7.11.0

We kick off 2019 with a new release which contains some notable fixes and additions. No major changes this time so it will be a smooth update.

HikaShop

The export of custom field values was not working but funny enough this issue has been around for quite some time and only recently got noticed. In this release we have fixed this and the values of custom fields will be exported again.

VirtueMart

The VirtueMart integration sees a few changes, first of all we added the group name field of custom fields to the export. So you can export the group name the custom field belongs to. Second, we added the custom fields to the billing- and shipping fields so you can use them in the order export.

SFTP support

The import using a file from an SFTP server did not delete the file after the import completed. This has been fixed.

Uppercase Each Word

The multi-replace rule has a new option to uppercase each single word.

J2Store

The quantity field was not exporting in the J2Store product export and this is fixed now.

Changes

Check the full list of changes in this release:

  • Added the update server to RSForms! Pro plugin
  • Fixed the HikaShop CSVI export plugin not being able to update
  • Stockable custom fields creating duplicate for custom fields for all
  • The file_url_thumb does not export a value in VirtueMart Product export
  • Quantity field missing in J2Store Product export
  • Added custom fields for billing and shipping in VirtueMart Order export
  • Added option to uppercase first letter of each word in Multi-replace plugin
  • Handling of export product_attribute field in VirtueMart Order export
  • Fixed HikaShop Custom fields not exporting
  • Added custom field group name in VirtueMart Custom Field export
  • Combine field does not use default value on export
  • Delete file after import did not work using SFTP
  • Fixed notices for PHP 7.2 compatiblity
  • Use a temporary name for storing remote images on server

This release is available for free to everyone with an active subscription from the Download section. If you do not have a subscription yet, you can subscribe here.

CSV Improved 7.10.0

The end is coming near for 2018 and we want to leave this year with a parting gift. The final release of 2018 of CSV Improved with many new features. Although you think there are a lot of features in CSVI, more and more are requested and most of them make it into the release. To find out what we have in store this time, keep on reading.

Joomla Menus

Now you can export all menus in one export, no longer is it needed to export them menu by menu. Simply select All Menu Types and you can export all menus in your site.

HikaShop

HikaShop is back on the list as we added the Order Advanced export to HikaShop. An important staple in the VirtueMart exports, this is now also available for HikaShop. Allowing you to customize the export as you like. This makes it easy to export orders in a customized XML format. Check it out.

Combine rule arithmetic operations

The combine rule now has the option to perform arithmetic operations on 2 or more fields. This allows you to perform all kind of calculations as you run your import or export.

Joomla Content

The power of image processing in VirtueMart is now also available in the Joomla Content import. You can import external images for your content and have it stored on your server on the fly during import.

We also added the option to import associated articles for multi-language sites.

Unique ID

The multi-replace rule has the option to add a unique ID value to a field during import or export, this way you can create a unique identifier for any item you are importing or exporting.

Export orders based on ID

A while ago we added the option to export orders based on last run time, as it turns out, this is not always 100% foolproof as orders may come in as your export is running. Now we added the option to export orders based on last ID. So let's say your last export had the order ID 4552 as last ID exported, the next export will run and start from 4553. Now you should never miss an order again.

This option is available in the following exports:

  • VirtueMart Order export
  • VirtueMart Order Advanced export
  • HikaShop Order export
  • HikaShop Order Advaned export
  • J2Store Order export

Changes

Check the full list of changes in this release:

  • Fixed the search filter on the Rules page
  • Added option to verify SSL certificate on remote files
  • Added option to export all menu items
  • Fixed reading ODS file with extended characters
  • Fixed not able to export all shoppers in VirtueMart Users Info export
  • Fixed frontend export not using filename set as argument
  • Fixed broken tables due to change in Joomla 3.9.0
  • Added shipping method filter in VirtueMart Order Advanced export
  • Added show message if no valid usergroups are found in Joomla User import
  • Fixed warning with Custom Fields for All if site is using only one language in VirtueMart Product import
  • Added Order Advanced export in HikaShop
  • Added Category include/exclude filter in VirtueMart Product export
  • Added extra fields in VirtueMart Media Product import
  • Fixed notice in Joomla Categories import
  • Added arithmetic operations in Combine rule
  • Added support for remote image processing in Joomla Content import
  • Added associations fields to Joomla Content import
  • Added unique ID option to Multireplace rule
  • Added option to delete shoppergroups in VirtueMart Product import
  • Added option to export orders based on last exported order ID in VirtueMart Order export
  • Added option to export orders based on last exported order ID in VirtueMart Order Advanced export
  • Added option to export orders based on last exported order ID in HikaShop Order export
  • Added option to export orders based on last exported order ID in HikaShop Order Advanced export
  • Added option to export orders based on last exported order ID in J2Store Order export
  • Fixed export of product attributes in VirtueMart Order export
  • Fixed export of product attributes in VirtueMart Order Advanced export
  • Fixed export of product attributes in VirtueMart Order item export

This release is available for free to everyone with an active subscription from the Download section. If you do not have a subscription yet, you can subscribe here.

CSV Improved 7.9.0

We seem to be getting more regular releases lately. Last month we released CSV Improved 7.8.0 with some great new features, this time around we have some pretty neat features again. Read on, to find out.

Joomla Custom Fields

In Joomla it is possible to group a set of custom fields, however it was not possible in CSV Improved to export fields per group. We have added this filter to allow you to export your custom fields per group.

Joomla Users

In addition to the usergroup options we added in the previous release, we have taken this a step further. You can now import and export nested usergroups. For example you have the following structure:

  • Sales/Employees
  • Production/Employees

It was impossible to import this structure as you could only specify Employees, this would make CSV Improved always load the first entry it finds. Now you can specify the path in full and have full control over the usergroup structure. This can be used in both the Joomla Users import and export and the Joomla Usergroups import and export.

See our tutorial on Joomla Users import for specific details on how to use this new feature.

J2Store

The regular price is now added to the J2Store Price export as well, so you can get a clear overview of the regular prices and special prices linked to your products.

Template wizard

We have extended the template wizard with the field mapper. You can now map your fields directly when creating a new template, provided the option is set to not use the file for configuration.

Template Wizard Field Mapper

There are several options you have here:

  1. Go to Template fields to add them manually
  2. Type or paste the setup of your fields
  3. Upload a CSV file
  4. Drag and drop a CSV file

Once you have added your content, the fields will show up and you can map them.

Changes

Check the full list of changes in this release:

  • Users with enabled status set to yes are checked against blocked status in Joomla User export
  • Added export products with regular prices in J2Store price export
  • Added field mapping to template wizard
  • Fixed various issues in FastSeller for HikaShop export and import
  • Fixed maintenance options not used during cron run
  • Fixed Rule view cancel button compatible error
  • Added filter to filter on field groups in Joomla Custom fields export
  • Added support for nested usergroups in Joomla Users import
  • Added support for nested usergroups in Joomla Users export
  • Added support for nested usergroups in Joomla Usergroups import
  • Added support for nested usergroups in Joomla Usergroups export
  • Fixes to Custom Filters Pro import

This release is available for free to everyone with an active subscription from the Download section. If you do not have a subscription yet, you can subscribe here.

CSV Improved 7.8.0 - a feature release

Less than a month ago we released CSV Improved 7.7.0 with some great new features. In the meantime we have added some other extra nice features we don't want to keep to ourselves so we decided to do another smaller release.

Joomla Tags

We apologize for those looking for Tags support in 7.7.0, we forgot to include the package in the distribution. Although nobody asked us about it ;) This time it is included and you will see it in the list of extensions when creating a new template.

Joomla Users

We have added 2 options to the Joomla Users import that will now allow you to:

  • Append usergroups for existing users
  • Remove usergroups for existing users

See our tutorial on Joomla Users import for specific details on how to use this function.

HikaShop

The HikaShop Order export now is able to also export the characteristics of the products that have been ordered. So you can see the details of each product that a customer has ordered.

J2Store

For J2Store we have added some extra fields to make life a little easier. These fields help when you have to deal with variants. The fields are:

  • product_parent_alias
  • product_parent_title

Using these fields you can see clearer to which parent a variant is linked.

  • regular_price

The regular price allows you to update the Regular price field in addition to the quantity based prices.

Changes

Check the full list of changes in this release:

  • Added option to append usergroups on Joomla User import
  • Added option to remove usergroups on Joomla User import
  • PHP 7.2 compatibility fixes
  • Added support for product_parent_alias and product_parent_title fields for J2Store Variant import
  • Added support for product_parent_alias and product_parent_title fields for J2Store Variant export
  • Added lock on Rule fields being edited prevent other users from editing the same rule
  • Added regular_price to J2Store Price import
  • Added regular_price to J2Store Price export
  • Added characteristics on HikaShop Order export

This release is available for free to everyone with an active subscription from the Download section. If you do not have a subscription yet, you can subscribe here.

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