Have a built-in import export tool
Every store has products, prices and clients. Easy ways to import and export them seems like a basic necessity
I even build a new shop not with OC because of this.
Paulo Bezerra commented
And hey, how about an up-to-date manual? I was told to use 1.5 but, aside from the general layout of the backend, the instructions are little or no help.
And last (but not least) a search function on the OpenCart extensions website. No one has time to scroll through thousands of extensions to find one or two that might be of some use.
please, please, please WITH (1) sample export files with all fields already filled in so that we can see exactly how to enter our data (2) import of customers and orders for those transitioning from a different cart (3) error detection and reporting so that we can find an error, correct it and get on down the road.
Issue an import specification or include error-detection and reporting, so if there's a problem, I can figure out what it is and correct it. Extensions tend to just fail in silence.
Agreed, looking forward to seeing the result :)
@mhcwebdesign Are you proposing that your tool be merged into OpenCart core? If so, I suggest you submit a pull request at https://github.com/opencart/opencart/
Well, we have released a free (GPLv3 licensed) Export./Import tool for OpenCart 2.x which supports multiple languages, export in smaller batches, and incremental imports (no more memory_limit issues!), amongst other things.
I am stunned this is still missing!