2. Copy/Paste and Clone Products

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Copy, Paste and Clone

To perform the following actions: copy, paste or clone osCommerce products, you can use toolbar, context menu or drag-and-drop technology. Also these operations can be performed with more than one osCommerce product at one and the same time.

Here are a few ways in which Store Manager users can perform copy/paste or clone operation:

1. You can use copy/paste  icons. First, you have to copy selected osCommerce product and go to the category you need. When you're pasting the osCommerce product, you're creating the new one with the new ID number and the postfix "-clone" at the product's name.
 

Also when you're pasting the osCommerce product, the following form appears:


You have to choose whether to:

  • Assign existing product(s) to current category - when you're pasting osCommerce product in current category, you're making some changes in the osCommerce product you copied, not creating a new one
  • Create a copy of products in current category - in this case the only difference between original and copied osCommerce products is in the category to which they are assigned
  • Move products to current category option - this method will remove osCommerce products from the first category (where they were copied from), and will assign them to current category.

2. Clone Products  option is actually like a combination of copy and paste buttons. It will copy selected osCommerce product and place it in the same category with the new ID number and the postfix " - clone" at the product's name. This way is easier and faster than copy/paste operation.

3. Finally you can use Drag&Drop technology to copy/paste, assign or move your osCommerce products. Just highlight a few products, drag them and then drop on any of the category names. You'll see exactly the same copy products method list to select from:

  • Assign existing product(s) to current category - when you're pasting a product in current category, you're making some changes to the osCommerce product you copied, not creating a new one),
  • Create a copy of products in current category - in this case the only difference between original and copied osCommerce products is in the category, to which  they are assigned,
  • Move products to current category option - this method will remove osCommerce products from the first category (where they were copied from), and will assign to current category.

By eMagicOne Inc.

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