So we have a Magento setup with 1 main store and 48 sub stores. For a multitude of reasons we now want to reverse a lot of work quickly and essentially delete these 48 sub stores systematically. We want to delete all of the websites, store names and website views.
I realise that you can delete each sub store simply from the admin area on below page:
System > Manage Stores
Then select the website, store name or website view you want to delete.
Click delete and hey presto it's gone.
BUT we want to preserve the sales data and customer data.
Is this feasible or a distant pipe dream? If we have to delete the sales data and then re-upload it manually to our main store we can do this, but trying to avoid the manual admin as it will be 10-20 hours work to add the 500+ sub store orders back in to our main store. Any input or ideas would be greatly welcomed. Thanks.