[ic] OK to remove columns in products.xls?
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Mon Oct 27 12:02:29 EST 2003
> > > 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.
I agree with John. Put off customizing things of that nature until you
build your own catalog from scratch.
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