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Export Manager is the perfect software package to meet the exporting needs of your business, an easy way of creating and managing XML export structure and exporting products.
Export Manager is designed to be simple and easy to use, logic driven, drag'n'drop XML design GUI, with editable XML element names.
It's a fully featured client side application. Built with angular.js it updates the DOM very quickly without the need to reload the whole page.
Goal of the application is to simplify the process of exporting products from Opencart 2. Clean design with good opencart coding practice.
First step, instalation of Export Manager.
Dashboard is designed to be the starting point of products export Management.
Here, you will find TitlePanel with main navigation & two panels, Product & Model. Product panel contains a dragable list of product data.
Drag it to the Model panel between default subnode element. Like that... build your XML structure and name your nodes.
Every action is done instantly, without having to reload the page. This is a Client-side application.
Alert are custom designed and viewed in top-right corner of the window. Notifications are always called on:
More on each in next chapters.
Attributes are constructed out of 3 possible nodes:
Attributes are exported in serialized form separated by comma (,). You can export them individually.
Once you made your model template for exporting product, it time to export it.
But first, Fine tune of the exporting options.
When you click the Export Product button dialog modal panel will appear.
On the 'Product for Export' panel is a list of products that will be exported, along with it's count in the footer. The list
has an infinite scroll feature so loading time is fast and as you scroll new products are added to the list.
Additional configuration is optional and consist of:
Changes made in categories, manufacturers and price range are instantly viewed in 'Products for Export' list.
Full url on images and thumbs checkbox gives you an option for relative or absolute(full) url's on those elements.
Given they are in the Model assigned for exporting.
Name of your XML file is also the name of XML's root node.
Categories and manufacturers dropdowns come with a search and multi-selection functions. Categories can sometimes be pretty scaled :)
Price range is a sliding mechanism. MIN and MAX values are changed on categories and manufacturers selection.
Expiration date is optional. It's a date-picker when selected gives an option to enter xml element name.
You can change the default date format in Settings > Global exporting settings. More in Setting documentation below.
Discount is also optional. It's an input field for discount value and a dropdown selection:
Settings panel is intended for, so to say, admin of Export Manager application. It comes with 3 individuals panels.
Model list, export list and Global export settings.
Model list is for managing the saved export models. You can view it in your browser, send it as an email attachment and delete it.
List also contains the size of model.json file.
Export list is for managing the xml exported files. You can view them in your browser and delete it. Send email coming soon.
List also contains the size of export.xml file.
Global export settings is for now just for setting global Date format.
Models are simply json files with json object in it. You can send them to others and exchange them.
The same models are going to be used in 'XML Import Manager - Products'. (production of this Opencart 2 Module is on it's way).
So others, or you will be able to import products based on the same model from your, or others XML files.
Model files are located in system/storage/download/export_manager/model folder in your opencart root.
File sample_model.json is included in model folder.
You can view and delete xml files for now. Sometimes they can be quite large (10MB+) so sending them with email through webshop
is a tough job and brakes the memory, so we decided not to enable it.
You can view xml files and copy the link, download it, then send it or do with it what you want :)
But, there are some XML Standards you should follow, just for good practice. (W3C source)
Exported xml files are located in system/storage/download/export_manager/xml folder in your opencart root.
Product Options export comming soon!
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