Community Support for the Catalook Store

Catalook Support Chapters

Chapter 25 - Store Administration

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Modify existing and create new skins to change the style of the modules and the style and layout of the module containers

  • Container HTML Skinning
    Module CAT_StoreSettings -> Skin Editor: Enable the check box: [Edit Container of the selected Skin (To load the right container click on ]Update Store Settings[ after you have changed the skin selection] -> There you can modify and add or delete HTML code. (e.g. to remove the help links delete the {hlhelp} placeholder)
  • Edit Style Sheet
    Module CAT_StoreSettings -> CSS Editor: Enable the checkbox: [Edit Style Sheet of the selected Skin (click on ]Update Store Settings[ after you have changed the skin selection)] There you can modify the css style sheet attributes: colors, background images etc.
  • Create Skin Packages
    Use the [Export Package] or [Save Package] functions in module CAT_StoreSettings to Create a Skin Package or copy all skin files into the same folder and use the batch file: MK_CATSkin.bat from folder CATALooK_SkinPackages\ to create a new skin package.

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Upload skins

Please find sample skins in folder \SkinPackages. Use the function [Upload New Skin] and find the new uploaded skin in the [Skin] Drop Down List.

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Setup Module CAT_Cart

It is recommendet that Customers agree to your terms, before they can submit their order. Terms will appear in form [Submit your Order ] by clicking the link [ terms of use ] above the radio buttons [I have read your terms... ]. You must create a file with your terms and name it to terms.htm. Then upload this file with the help of admin -> file manager to your portal upload folder and uncheck the CheckBox [Do Not show Terms before Checkout] in store settings.

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License Key

Please enter the license code in CATALooK Store Settings. Up to the input of the code you can set up carts just until reaching the expiration date of the demo version.(Hint for version with SOURCE code only: Please define passwords in the function CheckLicence)

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Price Agent server timeout problem

The Price Agent function is enabled by default. Especially during the import of products or if you change/add products and there are many entries in the Price Agent request table this can cause that your web server is not available for a short moment or it occurs a server timeout error. You can disable this function in module CAT_StoreSettings -> uncheck: [Show Price Agent Button].

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Top and Bottom Template of Forms

The header and footer of all forms (acknowledgement, invoice, credit note also) are deposited in the form of HTML. In the following an example of a header and footer is given which you can simply copy with your data into the HTML direct window of the respective FreeTextBox. This template of a form is optimized in such a way that its printed form shows the address and the sender in the sight of a standard letter envelope. For showing HTML codes please click with the right mouse button into this window and select from the context menu [ source indicate ] or have a look at the example file [ formulare.txt ] in folder documentation/. If you want to have images in the head or bottom area of forms, please load these images with [ Admin ] [ file manager ] into the portal folder and enter either a complete http path to these images or just enter a name without indicating the path. You can find the following example of a business letter in the text file Formulare.txt as a HTML source text. You can directly copy it into text boxes by using drag and drop.

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Setup Product List modules CAT_ItemPaneNF and CAT_DashBoardNF

  • Select a value > 0 for paging size in settings to turn on paging mode for product list. Selecting of 0 turns of the paging mode.
  • Create a Start Side : setting -> Home Side Content

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Stock Images

  • After having activated the check box [STOCK PAINT] in the menu [Store Settings] the stock is shown in the form of images that are indicated in the fields [Less than, more than...].
  • If you want your customers to be able to have a look at your stock, please upload stock images : admin -> file manager and select them in store settings (See folder \Stockimages)
  • For examples of images please refer to folder: StockImages\. At first you have to upload the images with [file manager] in the menu [Admin] and then you can select them from the list box.

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Data Import

STRONG>Import (bulk upload) of products and categories

  • Click on the link: [Edit Item Import Query] to select which fields should be imported.
  • Use the template files (catimportitems.mdb, catimportitems.xls, catimportitems.xml) in folder \CATdat to test the import.
  • Select or upload and select an import db file and click on [Start Product Data Import].
  • You can also add the import job to the DNN scheduler e.g. if you want update the stock in defined periods and sync your ERP system with the store database. The scheduler import job compared if the current import file is newer than the last imported. If not, this line will be added to the scheduler history: [CATALooK Item Import waits for newer data]. Choose: [Add Item to Schedule] on DNN Host Schedule TAB and enter: [CATALooK.ItemImport, CATALooKStore] into field: [Full Class Name and Assembly] to add this job to Schedule.
  • To reimport data from product data export of module CAT_Products you must manually change the table, node or sheet name to [items].

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Setup the module CAT_MenuNF

Please check the option [Should folders be links in module CAT_MenuNF] if you want display items on each category level of the standard categories not only on the last level.

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Settings for payment by Credit Card in module CAT_StoreSettings

  • This feature enables credit card processing via the currently bundled payment gateway interfaces. Some gateways are included twice in the [Payment Processor] list box of module CAT_StoreSettings. In this case the gateway names with parens () will use the internal interface of CATALooK.netStore while the others will need .netCHARGE to run. The .netCharge control (sold separately) is a 3rd party control to handle the complexity of interacting with the many payment gateways(30+).
  • Select the right currency from the drop down list: [Currency on receipts and for payment gateway requests select / add].
  • All errors will be recorded in DNN LOG VIEWER(Admin - Log Viewer) look for: [POTENTIAL PAYMENT FRAUD] .

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Settings for payment by PayPal

  • Please enter your PayPal e-mail address in the field [ PayPal ID ].
  • In the field [PayPal+CC CartName] you have to enter the intended purpose of the payment. It is then shown to the customer on the PayPal page or Credit Card bill(e. g. ' my store ').
  • Do not enter your PayPal password!
  • In the field [ PayPal+CC Return TabID ] you enter the TabID of the site which contains the module [CAT_CustomerAccount]. After payment has been effected the customer is then automatically led back to this side.
  • The payment status for customer orders are automatically updated to 'paid' in Store after successful payments are made.
  • All errors will be recorded in DNN LOG VIEWER(Admin - Log Viewer) under [POTENTIAL PAYMENT FRAUD]

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Enable the Event logging for the internal payment gateways

Check if all Log Types (*) or the HOST ALERT Log Type (HOST_ALERT) is enabled for your Portal: Admin -> Log Viewer -> select ‘Edit Log Configurations’ from the module menu or click on the ‘Edit Log Configurations’ link:

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Database synchronization between portals

The Product tables of all portals which have the [Product data synchronization] option enabled will be included in the synchronization job.
The unique key is the field (column) ProductNumber of the table CAT_Products. This field is named [Item code] on module CAT_Products. If a field of the table CAT_Products which is included in the synchronization is changed in one portal all products of the other portals with the same ProductNumber will also be changed.

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Module CAT_StoreSettings (Store Administrator)

This module can be used by users having global, Tab admin or Store Owner rights. Please don't add other roles than the administrator role to the [Administrator Roles] box on the TAB edit module of the TAB where the module CAT_StoreSettings is located.

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Setup Payment types/terms

  • In the customer data base you can define specific payment terms for every customer. Depending on the setting in the store setting form these payment terms are shown when checking out. Please note: Priority is given to the selection in the store setting form
  • After first registration customers can pay CWO, COD, Credit Card or by PayPal as long as these terms of payment are activated in the store setting form.
  • For security reasons the payment terms CWO, COD, Credit Card or by PayPal are always shown as activated when first time editing customers even if it’s not defined in the data base.
  • By changing translations in languageresources texts about the terms of payment can easily be changed.

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