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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.

CSVI 6.3.0 Pro available

20 October 2015
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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
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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.

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