[ic] Having trouble with product options

Janine A Sisk janine at furfly.net
Thu Oct 14 16:22:47 EDT 2004

I can't seem to get product option data to load. and I'm wondering if 
it's my own problem, or if I've run into a bug.  I have RTFM'd but 
didn't find much info about this process.

We entered some product options through the admin UI, but decided that 
was going to take forever.  So I exported the data already in the table 
and added to it.  No go;  each time I tried to upload I got this error:

DBD::Pg::st execute failed: ERROR:  ExecInsert: Fail to add null value 
in not null attribute sku at /usr/lib/interchange/lib/Vend/Table/DBI.pm 
line 1386,  line 20.

If I just import the unchanged export file it's fine, but if I add even 
one line of my own, it fails.  The obvious assumption would be that my 
data is malformed, but I don't see anything wrong with it.  In the 
following snippet, 10057 was added through the GUI and 10058 is mine:


(for the non-vi users out there, each ^| represents one tab character 
and $ is end-of-line)

Both skus exist in the product table.

I've turned on debugging and uncommented some debug code in DBI.pm, 
which shows that this is what's happening:

Vend::Table::DBI:debug: set_row query=INSERT INTO options VALUES (?, ?, 
?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?)
Vend::Table::DBI:debug: set_row fields='100058,,,,,,,,,'

So the error message is accurate (it's trying to insert a null into 
sku), but doesn't tell me why it's not parsing the line properly.

I am wondering if the parsing is working at all - I can see from the 
debug log that this code is not being executed at all for the options 
that already exist, so the fact that they don't generate any errors 
doesn't really mean much.  At least it's not the confirmation that my 
data is bogus that I assumed it was at first.

Lastly, I inserted the data for one product into the database by hand, 
via psql.  It shows up in the options table but the option is not 
showing up on the product page, so obviously there is something else 
that needs to happen that I'm unaware of.

Thoughts?  At the moment I am equally interested in either getting the 
option upload to work, or in knowing what other steps I have to 
complete in order to insert the data directly into the database and 
have it Just Work.  Either way is fine if we can just get this working.

Thanks in advance!


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