[ic] Interchange file import

Cameron B. Prince cameron@akopia.com
Wed, 11 Oct 2000 00:24:42 -0500

If your data is in flat text files, you can easily re-format them using
Excel and import them into Interchange.

As for Perl:

First of all, you need a recent Perl. Interchange 4 will not run on anything
less than Perl 5.005.

Perl modules
The core functions of Interchange will run with a stock Perl, but to use
some features of Interchange (like the administrative interface) you will
need some extra modules. If you are on UNIX you can use the CPAN module and

    perl -MCPAN -e 'install Bundle::Interchange'

Good luck,


-----Original Message-----
From: interchange-users-admin@minivend.com
[mailto:interchange-users-admin@minivend.com]On Behalf Of Robyn Renwick
Sent: Tuesday, October 10, 2000 11:38 PM
To: interchange-users@minivend.com
Subject: [ic] Interchange file import


I am considering Interchange as a solution for our e-commerce site.  Right
now, we use a program called ShopFactory.  It creates html files which show
the product catalogue and JavaScript files which provide the shopping cart.
 The orders are then sent to a cgi script which parses the order and sends
it off to an email script.

I want to use a database to contain the orders and wonder if there is a way
to import the existing catalogue files into Interchange.

Also, I believe that I have only Perl 5.003 on the server.  Will that be
enough or will it need to be upgraded?

Any thoughts would be most appreciated.

take care,
Robyn Renwick, CPST (NIC 1998)
Buckingham Stencils, Inc.

Interchange-users mailing list