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How to import categories and subcategories to DJ-Classifieds
Thursday, 14 May 2015 04:57
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import categories and subcategories to djcf

Following the article about importing locations to DJ-Classifieds here's tutorial on how to import categories and subcategories the same way!

Creating one easy .csv allows you to import all your categories and subcategories to DJ-Classifieds.

To do it you’ll need to be able to access your database via phpMyAdmin.

Firstly prepare the .csv file with all the categories and subcategories you want to add (You’ll find the exemplary .csv file at the end of the article).

To prepare the file, you first need to have the list of your categories and subcategories in any format and then create the .csv file that reflects the database structure of categories in DJ-Classifieds.

The database structure of the categories in DJ-Classifieds looks like in the table below, and the exemplary file you find here: Sample DJ-Classifieds categories

db column what is it? data format
id category ID number
name category name text
alias category URL alias text
parent_id parent category id number
price price for the advert submitted to the category number
price_special unused leave it blank
description description of the category text (HTML)
icon_url unused (category image is in #__djcf_images table) leave it blank
ordering category ordering number
published published or not 0 - unpublished, 1 - published
auto publish set if the ad should be automatically published 0 - global setting, 1- yes, 2 - no
metakey meta keywords text
metadesc meta description text
access access to submission of adverts restricted for specific Joomla groups 0 - no restriction 1 - restricted (restrictions can be set in "#__djcf_categories_groups" [id, cat_id, group_id])
points price in points number
ads_disabled setting if adverts can be submitted or not to this category type 0 to allow submission, set 1 to restrict submission to this category
theme theme for category text (theme's name)
access_view Viewing Access Level restriction for viewing this category number (ID of the Viewing Access Level)
access_item_view Viewing Access Level restriction for viewing adverts from this category number (ID of the Viewing Access Level)
restriction_18 adults restriction 0 not restricted, 1 restricted
rev_group_id DJ-Reviews group id used in this category number
schema_type setting for AMP - if using AMP type "product" text
meta robots meta robots text
meta title meta title text

 

Download sample .csv file: Sample DJ-Classifieds categories (23.41 kB 2019-03-18 13:41:16)

Once you’re ready with your .csv file you can move to import it to the database.

First open your Cpanel account, open phpMyAdmin

03-phpmyadmin

When in phpMyAdmin:

  1. open your database
  2. and find dj-classifieds categories table and open it (the name of the table will be [yourdbprefix]_djcf_categories)

import-categories

Next (when in categories table) click „Import” in the top bar
Import categories phpmyadmin

 

Now you’re ready to import the .csv file

Import categories to DJ-Classifieds

  1. browse for the .csv file here
  2. make sure to skip the first row (insert „1”)
  3. insert „;” (semicolon) in Columns separated with:
  4. click „Go”

Imported categories/subcategories are now visible in your DJ-Classifieds installation

There's a slight difference in columns order. Below you can find a video tutorial on how to reorganize columns in phpMyAdmin if needed.


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