I have a follow up enhancement request is it possible for the details of all settings to be exported by which I mean the following:
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Though I think the above could be set by the Fee Plan setup?
Status – Published / Pending Review / Draft
Visibility – Public / Password / Private
At the moment the only way to retain the Status / Visibility is to replicate their settings in dedicated category fields. On re-import one can then filter on the category, select all and then do a bulk edit to restore the correct Status.
Currently the import routine sets All entries to be a single status…
I’ll admit that i am still getting used to the Business Directory. My current set of questions have arisen because we’re linking the Business Directory information to a separate bookings database held on a PC. To get the data update I do a export, merge any updated data from the bookings database using an Excel file and then re-import.
Looking at the Export tab I have this comment
- is it possible for the ‘Which Listings to Export’ dropdown to include other options separately eg having ‘Private’, ‘Pending Review’ and ‘Draft’ listed so I can export the listings with just those categories
- Is it possible to have the Status – Published / Pending Review / Draft and the Visibility – Public / Password / Private settings exported in their own field? It’d just make the manipulation in the Excel a lot easier. It would also mean that the list status / visibility was preserved over an export / import cycle. See comment on import below
Looking at the Import:
- Currently the “Post status of imported listings” forces me to overwrite the existing post status. Currently I have to pick one of Private, Draft, Pending Review, Published. This makes all my listings that were on export ‘Pending Review’ Published. I then manually filter and using bulk edit manually restore the previous settings. Ditto for ‘Private’, ditto for ‘Draft’.
Looking at this again, the routine should not change the status of the listing, unless there’s some admin-approval involved. So it would help if you could please tell what status the listings go back to and what your setting is for admin approval.
Also, things like “recurring” and “featured” have fee plan implications, so we can’t allow editing of that via CSV. However, it would be interesting to understand why you need access to all of those attributes.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Hi my quick response is that your Import screen forces me to make all records that are imported to have the same status: the “Post status of imported listings” option on the IMPORT screen forces me to overwrite the existing post status. Currently I have to pick one of Private, Draft, Pending Review, Published. There is no option on that Drop down to leave the status as is ie no change.
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