[ic] updating cat and area tables after changes in admin interface

Mark Weaver mark at americanmicroinc.com
Thu Nov 18 13:01:56 EST 2004

tom friedel wrote:
> I rarely use the admin interface.  The storekeeper is updating products 
> and menus (using the deign->menu loader which creates a file in 
> include/menus) but the cat and area tables from which the left menu is 
> generated do not change.  How are these tables updated?
> thank you in advance,
> tom

if you're using Mysql as the backend database you will have to go to 
Miscellaneous->Layout Editor Auto-populate->

For item #8 choose yes and click the button labeled "Populate".

This action should populate those tables with the new values. If you 
allow the menu item for item #8 to remain "no" then you're likely to end 
up with double entries in your side menu.

Mark Weaver
American Micro Industries, Inc.
Webmaster/Database Systems Administrator
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