EasyPopulate V4

EasyPopulate 4.0 (EP4) Beta For Zencart 1.39/1.5

Can also download from Github as minor modifications are made:

Look for the "ZIP" button to download. To install, upload all files to your admin directory maintaining directory structure.
Also upload the additional files for your version of Zencart - be sure to put these in their correct folder.

Plainly stated, EasyPopulate 4 (EP4) offers a means to access database information for products in a mass method rather than manipulating product information one screen at a time. Generally speaking it still follows the same sequence of adding product information as is necessary to manually add a product, but there are no timeouts with which to contend, information can be edited/updated/modified in a single place for multiple products. The code offers flexibility to add additional filtered groups for download including other database tables.

See the applicable readme/install files and forum for further information.

Plugin originally modified from earlier versions of EasyPopulate by ZenCart user chadderuski and further/later maintained by other ZC members.
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Zen Cart® Versions v1.3.9, v1.5.0, v1.5.1, v1.5.3, v1.5.4, v1.5.5
Original Author mc12345678, chadderuski
Last Updated by mc12345678 - 5 Oct 2016
Downloads 3,622

Version History

EasyPopulate V4   -   Version: 4.0.36.ZC
With Easy Populate Version 4, it is still possible to upload your CSV file and then import it. In this version, there are unfortunately a number of corrections made. Unfortunate, because there should not have been these issues.

For those that have used a version of thi issued on or after January 2015, manufacturer information may have not been fully populated as desired/expected. This is now corrected. The expectation of not requiring all columns in the import file has been addressed to the best of the testing performed, The standard use of an alternate primary key has been expanded, there are improved instructions as well as a few improvements in the user interface based on comment review in the forum. There has been an improvement to the database installation/upgrade process to not require removing the existing database settings to performed the upgrade.

Please post identified issues to the forum so that they may be corrected.
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Zen Cart® Versions v1.3.9, v1.5.0, v1.5.1, v1.5.3, v1.5.4, v1.5.5
Date Added 5 Oct 2016
Author mc12345678
File Size 135.0 KB
PHP 5.3 Safe? Yes
Downloads 2,718
EasyPopulate V4   -   Version: 4.0.35.ZC
Full upgrade requires remove/install of the configuration settings, otherwise this version added a default to activate featured product that have an expiration date that is "blank" (0001-01-01)
Added a notifier to follow loading the admin header.php file to support adding jquery related loads in a logical location rather than forcing the use of an alternative notifier.
Modified the import of featured product to expand the capability and use of featured product management.
Incorporated data cleaning on import of basic attributes.
Modified import file to fallback to strlen comparison if mb_strlen is not installed/active on a site.
Expanded the use of the code with systems that do not have mb_
Added language fallback to english capability if the SESSION['language'] folder does not exist for EP4 menus.
Modified one import bitwise operator to a comparison operator (& to &&).
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Zen Cart® Versions v1.3.9, v1.5.0, v1.5.1, v1.5.3, v1.5.4, v1.5.5
Date Added 30 Apr 2016
Author mc12345678
File Size 109.7 KB
PHP 5.3 Safe? Yes
Downloads 464
EasyPopulate V4   -   Version: 4.0.34.a
The delimiter for categories is now centralized to the main EP4 file and it is now possible to centrally control what that delimiter so that it is the same for export and import. The code arrangement continues to support the possibility of having two different delimiters for those that use an interim process between export from ZC and import back into ZC.   + Download
Zen Cart® Versions v1.3.9, v1.5.0, v1.5.1, v1.5.3, v1.5.4, v1.5.5
Date Added 3 Apr 2016
Author mc12345678
File Size 108.5 KB
PHP 5.3 Safe? Yes
Downloads 219
EasyPopulate V4   -   Version: 4.0.34
1. Reworked the download paths to support changes to admin/includes/configure.php in ZC 1.5.5 to maintain backwards compatibility.
2. Updated reference point for notification of updated version of EP4.
3. Corrected issue with attempting to update information when no products_description related fields provided in import file.
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Zen Cart® Versions v1.3.9, v1.5.0, v1.5.1, v1.5.3, v1.5.4, v1.5.5
Date Added 22 Mar 2016
Author mc12345678
File Size 118.2 KB
PHP 5.3 Safe? Yes
Downloads 103
EasyPopulate V4   -   Version: 4.0.33
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Zen Cart® Versions v1.3.9, v1.5.0, v1.5.1, v1.5.3, v1.5.4
Date Added 9 Mar 2016
Author mc12345678, chadderuski
File Size 107.8 KB
PHP 5.3 Safe? No
Downloads 118

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