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Not exporting multiple categories 3 years 1 week ago #160

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I just purchased the product (version 3.0.3i) and it only exports a single category?
I am exporting from a Joomla3/VM3 site and importing to another Jooml3/VM3 site.
The import also fails on most products with "Not Imported Not a valid 'category_id': '6' " Even though I have "Allow category creation" set?

And wehre is "You need to check the Multiple Category Mode option" you mention in 3 days 5 hours ago #156? Do I have the latest version?
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Not exporting multiple categories 3 years 1 week ago #165

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To export multiple categories please email us at support at ekerner.com and I will send you the version you require. Because you purchased through the Virtuemart extensions site I do not have your email address.

To import into a new shop and have the categories created by named then remove the values for category_id.

Kind regards.
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Not exporting multiple categories 3 years 1 week ago #170

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I must be doing something incorrectly because I keep getting the following errors on the majority of the products I am attempting to import:

902111R Phoenix Jr.™ Red Training Model Not Imported Not a valid 'category_id': '6,23'
0 904222-P Lip Light MK3 Not Imported Not a valid 'category_id': '8,11,43'
0 902114 Intruder Trip Wire Not Imported Not a valid 'category_id': '10'
0 904112 Lip Light MK1 Not Imported Not a valid 'category_id': '8,11,43'
0 904220-P Lip Light MK4 Not Imported Not a valid 'category_id': '8,11,43'

I've tried exporting/importing with only single categories and with multi-categories and either way I get the above errors? What am I doing wrong?
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Not exporting multiple categories 3 years 1 week ago #172

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The categories referenced by the ids do not exists in your new shop.
To import multiple categories into your new shop you would need to first create them, then populate the IDS into the CSV.
If you understand databases you could make it easier by building your categories tables in your new shop from those in your old shop.
I realise that all above solutions are ugly however only so much can be done in CSV and so its a best case scenario.
If you have any ideas how this could be made easier Id be happy to hear them.
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Not exporting multiple categories 3 years 1 week ago #175

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I understand. I thought this might be the case but I wanted to check to be sure I wasn't doing something incorrectly before I took the action to update the DB. I have pretty good skills with MySQL and phpMyAdmin so I should be able to pre-load my categories.

This still saves me a lot of time and effort! Thank You!
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Not exporting multiple categories 3 years 1 week ago #176

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Great news!

I agree, porting products with multiple categories to a new shop is tricky. Doable, but tricky. However for most other tasks like editing, adding, and/or updating products VMPCSV is very easy to use.

Have fun, e
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