Importing Data from Older osCommerce Version to New One
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Step 1 - Extract the archived file into the root of your website with the older osCommerce version. The command is unzip oscb_secure_v32.zip
This will create a "oscb" directory. We highly recommend to rename this directory for security reasons (e.g. your_directory). The command is mv oscb your_directory
Step 2 - Read the information in the Readme file as to how to proceed.
The link highlighted in the screenshot below (https://your_domain/your_directory/index.php) will be used for filling in the Base URL field in the new osCommerce version as it is described below.
Step 3 - There are 2 ways of getting the secure key – via either command line or web.
If it is done via command line copy the command line (php yii bridge/show-secure-key) highlighted in the screenshot below.
Paste this command line to get the secure key and store this key (this key will be used for filling in the Secure key field in the new osCommerce version as it is described below).
If it is done via web follow the instructions in the web section of the Readme file. Editing the file and uncommenting the line #12 (deleting 2 first symbols //) should be done as follows. First choose compat.
Save the changes.
Open the page in the web browser (https://your_domain/your_directory/index.php?r=site/create-sec-file) as indicated in the Readme file. You should see the following message - File was created successfully.
Check your_directory for secfile name.
Open this file and store the secure key (this key will be used for filling in the Secure key field in the new osCommerce version as it is described below).
Delete this file.
Step 4 - After you accessed the admin area of your website with the new osCommerce version click on Products/Catalogue, Import/Export and Data Source tabs. The import from Oscommerce 2x has already been initiated.
Click on wrench icon. In the pop up window fill in the Base URL field with the link from your older osCommerce version where the required data is located, fill in the Secure key field with the required key as it is described above or see readme file in your_directory. for details and choose the secure method from the drop down list (the one per the screenshot below is recommended).
Double click on your data source.
The list of all the imported options will show up. Click on the Play icon next to each option to apply the data from your older osCommerce version to the new one.
Note: We would recommend to apply the data in the following order:
1. For products first apply brands, categories and product options, then products.
2. For Orders first apply customers and order statuses, then orders.
3. For taxes first apply tax zones, then taxes.
Note: By applying the data from your older osCommerce version to the new one you replace the existing data on your new osCommerce version with the data from your older osCommerce version!
In the final release there will be the option whether to replace the data or not. Also there will be the possibility of associating order statuses between older and new osCommerce versions.
Step 5 - After the import process is complete the corresponding data (categories, products and so on) will show up. See the samples of the categories/subcategories and products imported from the older osCommerce versions to the new one.
Also see the sample of the order imported from the older osCommerce versions to the new one.