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I would like to know the answer too. Anyone here know what is the answer to that question. I'll do some poking around and get back to you if I got an answer. You should email the people at iPage as they probably could answer your iPage question..

Comment #1

I can delete sub categories through the admin but not the 3 main ones. Hardware, software and dvd's.

Is it safe to go through myphpadmin and delete that way?..

Comment #2

I have deleted through phpmyadmin and they don't show up in the osc admin anymore but still can't add new ones???..

Comment #3


Yes, if you also delete any 'orphan' categories, which there would be now, by the sound of it..

Also, there is the 'categories_description' table to consider..


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: 05 May 2004, 12:38..

Comment #4

Everything in categories is gone, still cannot add new categories through admin in osc...

Comment #5

The sql tables are empty and none show up in admin but I still cannot add any new categories..

Comment #6

Hi Richard,.

If you mean.


The tables are gone, then I would suggest you go into phpMyAdin, and use the IMPORT tab/feature, and 'import from a file', then use the file called /install/oscommerece.sql.


Comment #7

I have just deleted the oscommerce installation and put a brand spanking new fresh install. Still cannot delete the main 3 categories. I can get rid of Sub-categories. I also cannot add new main categories or edit the existing ones!..

Comment #8


What happens when you press the 'new category' button ? .

You should see the table on the right change with "New category" heading with:.

"Please fill out the following information for the new category".

* Category Name (one field per language).

* Category Image.

* Sort order.

'save' and 'cancel' buttons down the bottom..


Comment #9

Yep that all comes up, I fill out the info hit save and no changes have been made..

And thanks for trying to help me out.

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: 06 May 2004, 11:04..

Comment #10


Can you see if there is a file called 'error_log' or similar, it is the default for PHP, and it may have some warning errors in it that may help. It _should_ be in your 'public_html' or 'www' folder usually..


Comment #11

No, no error messages that I can see. I have installed oscommerce using a tool called fantastico from my web host..

It is like it is all working properly but the datbase is not being changed...

Comment #12


Woops, ........ I would advise.


To use that. Nothing against Fantastico, but the hosts I use have many posts of osCommerce installs "gone wrong" when using Fantastico to install osC..

I'd suggest you stick to the 'standard' osCommerce installation..


Comment #13

I'll give it a go. Thanks for the help!..

Comment #14

Didn't work. Have installed the old fashioned way but it is still doing the same thing!!!! GRRRRRRRRRR getting frustrated!..

Comment #15

I have the same exact problem and I can not come up with a solution...

Comment #16

Yep I have followed everything to the T. It is very strange because I can create new sub-categories and delte and edit the sub's but just the main 3 categories cannot be touched..


Comment #17

I'm very new to osc and am having an annoying problem. I am trying to delete categories in admin and nothing happens. The page refreshes but nothing has changed!!! Please help..

Comment #18


Are you able to delete the category manually, via (say) phpMyAdmin or a tool like that ? .


Comment #19

This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.