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New release CSVI Pro 6.6.2

The CSVI Pro 6.6.2 is a stability release with a few fixes:

  • Fixed HikaShop custom field import throwing notice
  • Fixed loading default VirtueMart language
  • Fixed not able to cancel template field edit page
  • Fixed deleting of HikaShop Custom field
  • Fixed importing of HikaShop Custom field
  • Improved the loading of a default language for VirtueMart templates

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.

New release CSVI Pro 6.6.0

The previous version has been released over 2 months ago but things have been busy on the development side of CSVI. We have a huge list of changes and new features that you asked for. Keep the requests coming :) Of course, as always, we squased a number of bugs as well. Let's check out all the changes that have been implemented into CSVI 6.6.0.

The fixes that are in CSVI Pro 6.6.0

  • Fixed restoring template with one field
  • Fixed Product price publish date fix on VirtueMart prices
  • Fixed duplicate path in image in VirtueMart Product import
  • Fixed fatal error on VirtueMart Product import when no language set
  • Fixed Custom Fields For All not updating new values
  • Fixed Save button on the Field Mapper
  • Cleaning product manufacturer relation before importing new ones in VirtueMart Product import
  • Fixed cron not importing multiple files from folder

Internal server error

This is an issue that comes up not once in a while but all the time. Since this error tells us completely nothing other than that something has gone wrong but won't tell us what. So we have improved the notice that shows up when this error occurs on how to proceed next. The notice looks like this now:

Internal Server Error 500

Joomlafication of CSVI

CSVI is moving to be more Joomla style rather than follow it's own style. The Settings in CSVI has been moved to the Global Configuration of Joomla where all components have their settings. To access the options you go to the Dashboard in CSVI and click on the Options button.

The menu has changed as well, did we always have a horizontal menu at the top, CSVI now has the left menu like everywhere else seen in Joomla.

CSVI Menu

We have also implemented the search tools as used by Joomla. Now you can filter everywhere at the same place.

Search Tools

 VirtueMart features

The VirtueMart support has been improved further yet again, there seems to be no end to this :) Here is a list of the changes we have added for VirtueMart:

  • Added option to store only media link in VirtueMart Product import
  • Added calculation of shipping rates in VirtueMart Google Merchant export
  • Added support for Stockable Custom Fields in combination with Custom Fields For All
  • Use billing details if there are no shipping details on VirtueMart Snelstart export
  • Added shopper group filter to VirtueMart User Info export
  • Added DROP TABLE IF EXISTS to VirtueMart database backup
  • Reworked the Google Merchant export
  • Added media_published field for VirtueMart product, category and manufacturer import

Product Builder

We have been asked more and more to support Product Builder by Break Design as an extension to VirtueMart. This has not fallen unto deaf ears as we introduce Product Builder support in this release of CSVI Pro. The Product Builder consists of 3 different import/export routines, these are:

  • Compatibility
  • Groups
  • Custom Products

With these 3 imports you will be able to import all your needed data for Product Builder. We love to hear your feedback on this in the forum if you have any suggestions and/or remarks.

RSForms! Pro support

This may seem a little strange that we have an RSForms! Pro export added into CSVI Pro because RSForms! Pro has an export feature build-in. The added value of having support for RSForms! Pro is that you can now schedule your exports using cron. So you can have exports at set times using the power of CSVI Pro.

With CSVI Pro you have full control over how you export your data, when you want to export the data and where to you want to export the data. The power is yours.

HikaShop

We have been putting in a lot of blood, sweat, tears and love into supporting HikaShop as we believe this shopping system deserves it. The number of import/export routines have been extended with the following:

  • Characteristic import/export
  • Product variants import/export
  • Shipping rates import/export
  • Custom fields import/export
  • Brands import/export

With these import and export routines we have completed the basic set of routines needed to maintain your HikaShop. The next step is to work on the documentation side on how to explain how to use these routines. Some of the documentation is already done such as the HikaShop Variants, the HikaShop Variants and the HikaShop shipping rates.

Some other changes have been made as well to the existing routines:

  • Empty Hikashop price table using maintenance menu
  • Added selection for child products on HikaShop product export
  • Added turn the order_product_options into a human readable field in HikaShop Order export
  • Added HikaShop Product export to filter on child products

Please let us know on the forum if you have any suggestions/remarks for the HikaShop support.

Template overrides

We have improved the template override system to be more flexible. You can now create an override per template, so you can customize each import and export as you like per template. For example you have 2 different templates for importing two different files and each require custom coding. In the old version you would have to include all the changes into the same file while now you can create one override per file. The same goes for exports, you can modify the export routine as you like per template.

Miscellaneous changes

Besides specific changes for specific components, there are also a number of other changes we have made, though minor we believe they are important. These changes are:

  • Added download option to Backup templates
  • Added limit the number of images to download from ICEcat
  • Added edit button in template wizard
  • Added option to retrieve data from a URL using POST method and verification
  • Added option to delete file from FTP server after import completes
  • Changed the cron details output to be more detailed
  • Changed the update of available fields more robust
  • Added auto-select known fields when creating a field map
  • Available fields update takes back to available fields view instead of logs page

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.

New release CSVI Pro 6.5.7

The CSVI Pro 6.5.7 is a stability release with a few fixes:

  • Fixed fatal error on importing VirtueMart products in certain cases
  • Fixed VirtueMart Category import not storing the description
  • Added option to reset the menu entries to fix invalid URLs
  • Fixed the import of Product Filter plugin values
  • Fixed FTP username and password stored even though not used
  • Changed take the default language when none set in VirtueMart import and export
  • Fixed FTP filename not replacing placeholders
  • Changed to always load a language on VirtueMart template editing
  • Fixed VirtueMart product import Custom Fields for All not inserting repeated names

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.

CSVI 6.5.0 Pro available

28 January 2016
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A release packed with changes, there are so many I can't list them all here. Please see the download page for the full list of changes but let's highlight some of the most notable changes in CSVI 6.5.0 Pro.

 

HikaShop

A lot of changes in the 6.5.0 release are related to improved support for HikaShop. What are these changes? Well see here:

  • Added option to allow consecutive category imports on HikaShop product import
  • Added product fields to HikaShop order export
  • Added ICEcat support to HikaShop product import
  • Added username field to HikaShop order export
  • Added HikaShop price export
  • Added filters for HikaShop order export
  • Added support multiple usergroups on HikaShop customer import
  • A plugin to trigger a HikaShop order export after a cutomer placed an order using Mass action rule

More HikaShop options will be added in future releases, if you have any wishes, let us know.

HikaShop Mass action export single order

You can now connect HikaShop and CSVI via the mass action setting. This will trigger CSVI to export the order that has just been placed by the customer. To see how to set this up, read the Export order after an order is created document, it will explain it all. If you have more ideas on how to use Mass action with CSVI, let us know.

Stockable Custom Fields are back

VirtueMart has removed the Stockable Custom fields some time ago but Break Design has developed a plugin to make them available again. Now CSVI supports the Stockable Custom fields as well. Since it works a little different from the old one, make sure you read the documentation on how to use it. See the Stockable variants import document for details.

StyleWare Google Maps

In the past CSVI supported StyleWare Google Maps but we have taken it to the full extend now. You can use CSVI Pro to import and export:

  • K2 Items
  • K2 Categories
  • Joomla Content
  • Joomla Categories

Front-end export

It was already possible to create a menu item for running an export but you can now also trigger an export using a link. Have a look at the Setting up a front-end export template document on how to get everything setup.

How do I install or update?

Read the Installation or updating of CSVI 6 article to follow the steps to install or update to CSVI 6 Pro.

Where can I download CSVI 6 Pro?

CSVI 6 Pro is available to everybody with an active subscription. The packages are available from the CSVI Pro download page.

Where can I download the translations for CSVI 6 Pro?

As of CSVI 6 Pro, there are no separate language packs to install anymore. Each release of CSVI will contain the most up-to-date translations from Transifex as long as 50% or more has been translated.

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.

CSVI 6.4.3 Pro available

17 December 2015
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This stability release will mark the end of 2015 for CSVI and a new exciting year is coming up. A year in which we will continue to make CSVI even better. The newsletter will be brought back to life so make sure you sign-up for the CSVI monthly newsletter.

CSVI 6.4.3 is a stability release, so nothing new this time but worth updating so you have the latest and greatest.

What's fixed?

Unfortunately bugs are part of all software but we work continuosly to fix them as soon as possible. Here are the most important fixes:

  • Fixed Joomla! updater connection
  • Fixed VirtueMart media import
  • Fixed VirtueMart product media import
  • Fixed update from CSVI 5
  • Changed default value for text enclosure on export
  • Changed to show help texts immediately on maintenance options
  • Fixed maintenance operation VirtueMart Sort categories not working
  • Fixed chosen not applied to select list on AJAX call
  • Fixed fatal error on deleting non-existing Custom Fields For All values in VirtueMart Product import
  • Improved handling of the product_attribute field on VirtueMart Order and Order item export
  • Fixed Child only on VirtueMart Product export
  • Fixed product_access not exporting names on HikaShop Product export

Joomla! Updater

CSVI Pro can be updated using the Joomla updater but to be able to do this the Download ID must be stored in CSVI. On the Dashboard of CSVI click on the Options button and you will get a Download ID field. You can find your Download ID on the My Subscriptions page. Save the settings and Joomla will show you when there are new CSVI updates available.

The first issue has already been resolved in CSVI Pro 6.3.0 and now the second issue has also been fixed. In any case, it might be good to do a check to see if your tmp/com_csvi folder is clean. You can clean it up by deleting the complete com_csvi folder and after it is all gone, create the com_csvi folder again and you will have a clean and empty folder.

How do I install or update?

Read the Installation or updating of CSVI 6 article to follow the steps to install or update to CSVI 6 Pro.

Where can I download CSVI 6 Pro?

CSVI 6 Pro is available to everybody with an active subscription. The packages are available from the CSVI Pro download page.

Where can I download the translations for CSVI 6 Pro?

As of CSVI 6 Pro, there are no separate language packs to install anymore. Each release of CSVI will contain the most up-to-date translations from Transifex as long as 50% or more has been translated.

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.

CSVI 6.4.0 Pro available

14 November 2015
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It has not been so long since CSVI Pro 6.3.0 came out but we have some important fixes and additions that we want to share with you. This will also be the last release of 2015 as the year ends soon and we will bring you a lot of new goodies in 2016. Time has flown by but what a journey it has been. We saw CSVI 6 come to live and now we will see CSVI 5 coming to an end. Let's not shed tears and see what CSVI Pro 6.4.0 is bringing.

What's new?

The new features in this CSVI release are :

  • Added option to export prices based on logged in user for VirtueMart product export
  • Added K2 import support dictionary values
  • Export HikaShop usergroups as multiple values where needed
  • Added K2 filter by create date and modified date on item export
  • Added K2 filter by author
  • Added K2 filter by tags
  • Added Hikashop example templates
  • Added K2 example templates
  • Added Hikashop product tax category for product export/import
  • Added Hikashop date format in order export
  • Added maintenance option to load example templates
  • Added support for duplicate XML node names
  • Added auto increment ordering of template fields

What's fixed?

Unfortunately bugs are part of all software but we work continuosly to fix them as soon as possible. Here are the most important fixes:

  • Fixed the forcing of a customer group for VirtueMart product export
  • Fixed CSVI copying entire site on import
  • Fixed Hikashop username check on customer import
  • Fixed K2 custom field comma adding impossible
  • Fixed unable to create a custom table template
  • Changed Do not enforce file_url for description and meta title on VirtueMart media import
  • Improved the slug check for VirtueMart import
  • Fixed skipping first line in xls file
  • Fixed slug not updating from import file on VirtueMart product import
  • Fixed VirtueMart price import not showing product SKU in error message.
  • Fixed Category model fatal error on VirtueMart product import related categories
  • Fixed fatal errors for missing class NodeStart

Running out of diskspace

Since the introduction of CSVI Pro 6 we have had some reports of users that CSVI is filling up their tmp/com_csvi folder with a copy of the complete site. After intensive research we have found that this can happen on 2 different occasions:

  1. Using a relative path for the tmp folder in the Joomla configuration
  2. Using a template that has only been saved once

The first issue has already been resolved in CSVI Pro 6.3.0 and now the second issue has also been fixed. In any case, it might be good to do a check to see if your tmp/com_csvi folder is clean. You can clean it up by deleting the complete com_csvi folder and after it is all gone, create the com_csvi folder again and you will have a clean and empty folder.

Example templates

In previous versions you would be able to download a set of example templates and upload those via the maintenance menu. This is no longer needed, you can go directly to the Maintenance menu and choose CSVI Pro and then Install example templates. CSVI will install the example templates of every addon installed that has example templates.

You can find the explanation in the Install example templates document.

How do I install or update?

Read the Installation or updating of CSVI 6 article to follow the steps to install or update to CSVI 6 Pro.

Where is the documentation?

All documentation is going to be rewritten to meet the CSVI 6 Pro way of working. This is a huge task, so please be patient. You can use the existing documentation as most import and export routines behave the same way. In doubt, post your question on the forum. I will be more than happy to assist you.

Where can I download CSVI 6 Pro?

CSVI 6 Pro is available to everybody with an active subscription. The packages are available from the CSVI Pro download page.

Where can I download the translations for CSVI 6 Pro?

As of CSVI 6 Pro, there are no separate language packs to install anymore. Each release of CSVI will contain the most up-to-date translations from Transifex as long as 50% or more has been translated.

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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