[ic] OK to remove columns in products.xls?
john.rennie at thechampagneshop.co.uk
Mon Oct 27 18:32:40 EST 2003
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> From: interchange-users-bounces at icdevgroup.org
> [mailto:interchange-users-bounces at icdevgroup.org] On Behalf Of Grant
> Sent: 27 October 2003 17:42
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> Subject: RE: [ic] OK to remove columns in products.xls?
> > Hello list members,
> > I've used the products.xls example supplied with IC to
> build a product
> > database for my client which contains 1891 records. There are some
> > fields on the spreadsheet that I can't place on the catalog. Can
> > someone tell me what the following fields are for, and where on the
> > catalog they are found?
> > 1) title (we are using description and comments, but this field
> > eludes us - where would we see it on the demo?)
> > 2) related
> > 3) dl_type
> > 4) dl_location
> > 5) inactive
> > 6) image_large (I see where thumb and image are used, but not
> > image_large)
> > If we don't need certain fields in our catalog, is it safe
> to remove
> > them, or does Interchange require the fields be included,
> whether they
> > are used or not?
> > Thank you,
> > Michael G.
> I'm not sure where most those fields are used in the demo,
> but it's possible that they aren't used and they're just
> there in case you want to use them. I do know that if you
> mark a 1 in the inactive field for a product, it shouldn't
> show up in searches.
> You don't want to remove any headers without also cleaning up
> each record's data to correspond to the new header sequence.
> But, you're using Excel so maybe you can figure something out
> with that.
> - Grant
I'd strongly recommend leaving them. The dl_ are for soft download goods.
I believe that 'related' is used in some of the components that you may
not be using today, but may well use in the future. For the sake of leaving
them there, you do risk breaking something. It's not worth the effort.
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