| Monday, 10 October 2011
We have done some major upgrades to our CSV Import PRO module recently, and there are more improvements on the horizon. For those who subscribe to our RSS feed, we thought we'd make a mention of it in case you want to get the latest version.
Firstly, I must apologize. The release of the new updates wasn't as smooth as we'd hoped, and we've paid the price in our inbox volumes. There were several bugs introduced affecting all new users of the module as we didn't have the test coverage we should have for the new functinoality. Sorry for this, we are looking to improve our testing systems to prevent this occurring again in future, and to speed up our development cycle.
Secondly, I will outline some of the improvements:
The most significant improvement is the support of multiple top level categories. Previously, the CSV Import PRO module only supported a single top level category, with unlimited subcategories below it. We have added support for multiple top level categories now, each with their own sub categories. This will be helpful to many existing users I have spoken to.
If your supplier offers a zipped feed which you wish to fetch through the CSV Import PRO feed URL functionality, you can now do so. Previously you would have needed to unzip it and then upload it, but now the CSV Import PRO can unzip files for you.
The add/update function now makes smarter choices about default values. If you wish to import a special price field but have empty values for some products, the update functionality will remove any existing special price for that product, rather than giving it a new special price of $0.00!
Recently a user pointed out that the additional images functionality was adding additional images unnecessarily. We have fixed this bug.
Once again, thank you for supporting our work, we've had some great feedback on this tool as well as the usual feature requests. If you have an idea for a feature you'd like to see in the next round of updates, leave a comment below and we'll be sure to consider it!
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