News

CSVI 6.3.0 Pro available

20 October 2015
in News

In an on-going effort to stabilize CSVI further and improve the number of features, CSVI 6.3.0 sees the light of day. This release is a regular update and contains many small fixes but also adds a new routine for HikaShop.

What's new?

The new features in this CSVI release are :

  • Added retrieve Parent Image when child has none on VirtueMart product export picture_url field
  • Added HikaShop discount export/import
  • Added option to force a shoppergroup to be used for price calculations on VirtueMart product export
  • Added showing restored template filename
  • Added notice when importing thumbnail cannot be resized due to size restrictions
  • Added counter of number of restored templates
  • Added page filtering to tasks and available fields pages
  • Added the skip, combine and custom fields to the CSVI Pro custom table import and export

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 ICEcat import
  • Fixed VirtueMart product price table check
  • Change the way the TMP path is set
  • Fixed the debug log path
  • Improved the slug handling
  • Fixed error on exporting when export folder doesn't exist
  • A better way to clean the temp folders
  • Fixed template backup with special entities
  • Fixed check for shopper group name when using *
  • Fixed Hikashop import username check that username is unique
  • Fixed payment name not exported on VirtueMart order export

Database Type

Lately there have been more reports that the export is not working. In all these cases the issue has been that the Database Type has not been set correctly. As per the minimal requirements, CSVI requires the MySQLi Datase Type, this is not the same as the database MySQL itself. The Database Type is the connection to the database, this comes in two flavours, MySQL and MySQLi. The i behind MySQL is short for improved, that is what it is, it is a better connector.

In case this is not set correctly, you can no longer run an export and CSVI will tell you to change the setting to MySQLi in the Global Configuration of your site.

HikaShop Discount import/export

The discount routine allows you to import and export both discounts and coupons into and from HikaShop. The documentation is available and can be found at the Import Discounts tutorial.

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.

CSVI 6.2.0 Pro available

24 September 2015
in News

Last month the new CSVI 6 Pro came out and soon after some immediate bugs were fixed in 6.0.1. Now we are moving forward and new features are being implemented as well as bugs being fixed. This brings us to version 6.1.0, a release with new features. A full list of changes can be found on the download page. Let me give you an overview of the most important changes.

What's new?

The new features in this CSVI release are :

  • Added custom field name to product attribute on VirtueMart order export
  • Added the template ID for cron jobs
  • Create alias on the fly if title is available in K2 Item import
  • Add a currency select option on the HikaShop product export
  • Check both the field name and column header on the combine

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 error on export giving "Unknown column skip"
  • Fixed fatal error on VirtueMart order advanced export
  • Fixed importing the Product Filter for VirtueMart plugin
  • Fixed handling of product attribute on VirtueMart order export
  • Fixed filtering on parent category in VirtueMart product export
  • Fixed rule settings to be lost on drag and drop
  • Fixed restoring multiple templates
  • Fixed export VirtueMart product prices
  • The patch upload works again

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.

Last month the new CSVI 6 Pro came out and soon after some immediate bugs were fixed in 6.0.1. Now we are moving forward and new features are being implemented as well as bugs being fixed. This brings us to version 6.1.0, a release with new features. A full list of changes can be found on the download page. Let me give you an overview of the most important changes.

What's new?

The new features in this CSVI release are :

  • Added custom field name to product attribute on VirtueMart order export
  • Added the template ID for cron jobs
  • Create alias on the fly if title is available in K2 Item import
  • Add a currency select option on the HikaShop product export
  • Check both the field name and column header on the combine

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 error on export giving "Unknown column skip"
  • Fixed fatal error on VirtueMart order advanced export
  • Fixed importing the Product Filter for VirtueMart plugin
  • Fixed handling of product attribute on VirtueMart order export
  • Fixed filtering on parent category in VirtueMart product export
  • Fixed rule settings to be lost on drag and drop
  • Fixed restoring multiple templates
  • Fixed export VirtueMart product prices

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.

Once upon a time a coder started to work on a new version of CSVI. This all started with some great ideas of supporting multiple versions of Joomla, multiple versions of VirtueMart, multiple versions of EZ Realty and multiple of everything. As the coder worked and worked time was flying by, before he knew, the world had changed. There were no longer multiple versions of Joomla, just one was left, Joomla 3. Multiple versions of VirtueMart had multiplied and HikaShop had stepped in.

This left the coder with some decisions to make, how to support all this and the answer was simple in the end. He couldn't. So he took some time away to consider what to do next and how to move forward. The final decision was that he is only going to support the latest version of every extension and Joomla version.

With this knowledge the coder was able to clean up the code and move forward. This has brought us here today where the new generation of CSVI is available as a stable release. CSVI 6 Pro has arrived.

What's new?

Actually too much, CSVI 6 Pro cannot be compared to it's predecessors. Here is a short list of most notable changes:

  • The look and feel has been completely updated
  • All supported extensions are addons now, nothing is locked into the core of CSVI anymore. You can write your own addons.
  • All rules are Joomla plugins. You can write your own plugins to manipulate the import and export.
  • Advanced features are hidden by default.
  • Templates have built-in help to explain the fields

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.

End of CSVI 5 Pro

Development for CSVI 5 Pro will end with the release of CSVI 6 Pro. This means no new features will be added to CSVI 5 Pro anymore. Support for CSVI 5 will be on-going till 31st December 2015 after which support for both Joomla 2.5 and CSVI 5 Pro ends. This marks the end of support for older versions and CSVI will have moved fully into the Joomla 3 era.

Thank you

As a final note, I would like to thank everybody who has been testing and reporting issues in the CSVI 6 Pro release. This release would not have been possible without you and your efforts are truly appreciated.

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.

Page 5 of 5

My Member Software

My Member Software

My Member Software is the downloadable open source member administration program with which Associations, Clubs, Foundations and even companies can administrate their members and is integrated in the Joomla CMS.

You can use CSV Improved to easily import your user data into My Member Software.

Read all about My Member Software.