Good question... I dunno what is the right answer. I'll do some investigation and get back to you if I find an decent answer. You should email the people at iPage as they probably could assist you..
I was interested in being able to upload a database that I could create on my computer rather than item by item via the interface provided..
I've used other cart programs that allow you to upload a csv (excel comma delineated file) file as your database. I was just wondering if this has the same capability..
If you could also explain what an "sql" database is that might be helpful....
MySQL is the database system that osCommerce uses - it's an open source piece of software that is widely used on the web..
I'm afraid I don't know much about manipulating it on your own PC - I just let osCommerce itself do the work of filling in the fields...
SQL is a type of database system..
You can upload products via csv or a text file. Just go into your phpmyadmin and go to the products table. Click insert data from text files..
Then import your file (which should have the same structure as your table). Remember that you need to also upload your product description and categories table..
An easier way to do this is to use the easypoplulate contribution. It makes life alot easier..
Hope that helps.
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>You can upload products via csv or a text file. Just go into your phpmyadmin and go to >the products table. Click insert data from text files..
I hate to seem dense, but where is phpmyadmin? in the /admin page? and I can't find "insert data from text files" anywhere....
>Then import your file (which should have the same structure as your table). >Remember that you need to also upload your product description and categories table..
And what table am I to match it to? an exported sql database from the cart?.
>An easier way to do this is to use the easypoplulate contribution. It makes life alot >easier..
What is easypopulate??.
I'm trying to figure out how to upload a database of products, but do'nt see where I could do that can anyone help me out?.
What is your exact problem?.
OsCommerce creates a set of database tables in MySQL, that will be filled with the products as you upload them using the admin panel..
So a database is there as soon as you install osCommerce...