Add ability to Import via Supplier Reference

Add ability to Import via Supplier Reference

Oct 01, 2015
Mark wrote
My Request & reason why.
Can you add the option in Import Products by SUPPLIER REFERENCE.
or if above is impossible.
Re-enable alpha characters in the EAN13 and UPC fields so my work around below will continue to work.

In many cases I have price lists to update product pricing and stock from different suppliers with the same Reference (Manufacturers Code) and Product names and can't Import/Update unless I use Supplier Reference to separate the suppliers and leave the non relevant products disabled. Most of my suppliers don't use EAN13 or UPC.

WORK AROUND I was using to allow importing via Supplier Reference:
I used to use the EAN13 and or UPC import option to put my supplier reference to overcome this importation limitation. NOT correct use of EAN13 or UPC BUT WORKED GREAT.

In the previous update to store manager you have prevented using Alpha characters in EAN13 and UPC this now prevents me from importing via supplier reference work around because it drops of the Alpha characters and your left with a few random numbers. (You can allow alpha in EAN13 and UPC in prestashop and extend the length with very minor mod to the classes/validate.php)

Please Vote for this if you feel you would benefit from and extra import field in Importing of Products


2 votes
6 Answers
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Oct 02, 2015
Alex Pryshlivskiy agent wrote
The ability to use Alpha chars for EAN and UPC is not allowed according to requesrments -
so we've removed this option from import

Well, according to new method of identification.
According to our Policy, we implement a new features according to the volume of customer votes.
Please vote if you'd like to speed up the implementation.
Oct 02, 2015
Mark wrote
I didn't vote to remove the Alpha chars feature from import.
Was happy doing what I was doing, why change now, what did you gain from this.
What can be done to rectify this (add supplier reference) or roll back the removal of this import option you made ?

I have no option to import and update products now.

Happy to change or modify a file.

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Oct 02, 2015
Alex Pryshlivskiy agent wrote
Right now, if you need to ue Alpha chars in EAN \ UPC - quick desicion for you - to downgrade to the last version.
According to Supplier Reference suggestion - we have 1 vote right now.
Oct 05, 2015
Mark wrote
Not acceptable as it will introduce to many other bugs/issues and crashes by downgrading to older version.

Just fix it - EASY. without this stupid voting shit

Votes to remove alpha characters 0

Issues that I will reintroduce.
Product search by supplier reference did not work and user could not reach necessary products using search form. Now product search works properly and "supplier reference" can be used as the field to search text in
Product quantity is now calculated accurately if Advanced Stock Management option is enabled
If Newsletter Date Add and Last Password Generated fields were assigned, customer import did not run. New version of Store Manager for PrestaShop eliminates this inconvenience and flawlessly imports customer info
Previously order total was not calculated, if product quantity was changed in POS. Now total is calculated properly
Access Violation occurred if at the moment of order editing Internet connection was lost. This has been fixed in new PrestaShop Manager version
Data was not deleted from ps_order_detail_tax table if PrestaShop order was removed. Now details are being cleared from this table
Product prices at different shops could change after import, even if prices were not updated in the course of data upload. This has been fixed and now prices do not change spontaneously
Product filter was reset if Store Manager language was changed. Now filter remains the same when one changes the language
Newly-created category was not active and user still saw the products from other category. Now new category becomes active and user can see empty product grid
Now EAN13 and UPC fields are numeric. No letters can be used for EAN13 and UPC respectively
If multi language option was activated, category focus changed. Using new version of Store Manager for PrestaShop, you will not face this inconvenience
Customized_data table can be edited in Raw Table Editor now
Product quantity was not recalculated after its combinations had been deleted. Now quantity is updated if combinations are delisted
Now “a” letter can be used in product description for Danish language
Access Violation occurred in Attribute section after attribute position update. It has been fixed and attribute update runs fluently
Access Violation occurring after product copying has been fixed in this release of Store Manager for PrestaShop
Access Violation occurring in the process of report editing has been eliminated
Now images can be assigned in bulk via drag-and-drop on Windows 8, even if you launched Store Manager without administrator permissions
Access violation related to combination update in Stock Management has been fixed
Previously the way SKUs were normalized in Store Manager differed from the way it is done in Admin. After reindex these products were not searchable at the front-end. Now product search functions properly
Now tags are updated properly for products that already have tags - existing tags are replaced with those, provided in the file. Previously they were added as new tags
Product updates performed with Mass Product Changer now are applied to shops properly
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Oct 06, 2015
Alex Pryshlivskiy agent wrote
Good morning Mark!

At the moment, we are working in accordance with the established development plan.

I ask you to understand that we have a large number of clients.

Unfortunately, we can not realize all your wishes right now.

By the way, at the moment to your offer no further activity.

Variant #2 - we'll provide custom development for you ahead of time.

please contact us in you need to know our rates and conditions -
Oct 11, 2015
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