[ic] Populating area and cat databases

Stefan Hornburg racke at linuxia.de
Tue Aug 30 04:31:17 EDT 2005

On Mon, 29 Aug 2005 23:08:14 +0200
Bernd Hentig <bernd at ixsoft.de> wrote:

> Hello all,
> I am currently trying to move our webstores to IC, setting up a demo 
> catalog based on Foundation (as suggested in the docs), but I ran into 
> problems with the auto-generation of a custom menu structure.
> Each sku in my products file has a field containing 
> "category/subcategory", so area/cat would work for me right now. How can 
> I initially create the area/cat databases needed with the Admin UI and 
> (automatically) update this in the future ?
> I tried Admin->Design->Menu Loader->combined  and various other forms, 
> but all I can get is some more or less functional menu file in 
> include/menus/ and the tree.gdbm, the area and cat files are not touched 
> at all. There is also an error message upon publishing my menus that I 
> could not decrypt:
>     * Menu 'Untitled' saved to file include/menus/Untitled.txt. Active
>       on next access.
>     * Successfully wrote 73 lines to tree Untitled.
>     * Attempt to set slice of in read-only table tree
> I know I could use the new menu with the component "Vertical category 
> list for the Menu-editor and tree-database" but this won't work with GDBM.

It is recommended to use a SQL database for most of the tables, that will
probably fix this problem.


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