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XAMPP and Magento directory Selector problems

Ok I have an annoying issue. I have some code in a custom helper module that i use to resize images and save a cached copy. Now this does not work. However if i go into mage.php and change the ...
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Magento CE 1.5 creating a new var directory [closed]

In a Magento CE 1.5 installation Magento sometimes creates new var directories (var1, var2). As far as I can see Magento continues to work fine and nothing is wrong with the old directories but it'd ...
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How to send a customer comment with shipping method in magento checkout?

I need to send a customer comment, with selected magento shipping method. How can I do that. I made a module to override available.phtml file, where shipping methods are listed out. I can put a ...
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How best can I structure product configuration for SEO?

We have concerns over the structure of our store - Products and categories - In terms of SEO and findability of products. Say you have a configurable product (T-shirt) with 3 configurations (Colour, ...
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How do I list all adresses changed after a certain date in a multi call?

I'm using the magento soap v1 api, and I wish to get all the adresses changed after a certain datetime. I’m using php to setup the connection and fetch the data. I have the following users to play ...
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how does magento check if a configure/grouped product is out of stock in the catalog/search

in the setup of magento i have i have set backorders to be on but i only needed them on so that out of stock items could be added to the cart from an order editor i've been making changes to magento ...
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Make File Upload Not Required On Edit

I have created a module that is more or less a CRUD app. One of the fields is for a file to be uploaded. When I edit one of the rows, it is requiring me to re-upload the file to save the edit. Is ...
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Help with adding a custom option type value field

I'm extending the catalog_product_option_type_value database. I created my own table, my_catalog_product_option_type_value and it has a reference to the option_type_id. I have that working, and my ...
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Moving the category toolbar out of product/list

I'm trying to move the toolbar that shows the sorting options and the pager out of the product list so I can bundle it with the breadcrumbs and the category name. I found this site that worked for ...
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Tax collection at source and minimum taxable amount

I am doing research on the implementation of certain tax rules specific for Argentina. A little context: There are basically 2 VAT rules depending on the product type: 21% and 10.5%, they are ...
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Magento Credit memo before invoice captured

The client I am working with has a requirement that they are able to give credit memos before either full or partial capture of an invoice (i.e. money is authorized but not paid). The idea being that ...
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how to change customer login page into 2 column page

I am using Facebook connect and like plugin On Login or Create an Account page, i want two columns page. currently its one column <reference name="root"> <action method="...
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Observing order state change

It seems there is no order state event by default, so how do you usually go about observing order state change? There are two possibilities I see: a) Overwrite the sales/order model to create your ...
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create bundle order programmatically

I have this code: http://pastebin.com/iFwyKM7G Inside an event-observer class which executes after the customer registered. It creates an order automatically and it works for simple products. ...
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Magento 1.7 Directory Separator returning wrong seperator

I'm trying to get a function working to re size any image using a custom module and helper class. For the record I'm running this on a local XAMPP server. If I pass a image url and a destination url ...
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soap api v1 way to request customer_adress.list for all customers who updated after xxx date

Is there a way to retrieve the entire list of adresses that have changed after a given datetime? It now fails because it wishes an user id. I'd hate have to loop through all the adresses(which are ...
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last_update flag of user data also changed when user changes address details?

I'm accessing the magento store via v1 soap api. User details have a last_update flag that tells me when the last change has been. Does anyone here know if this flag also changes if a user changes ...
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Magento Certification: Is it worth it? [closed]

How many people on here are Magento certified? What was your experience with the process? Since becoming certified, do you believe your certification has provided any benefits to your work or career?...
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Creating a custom helper class in module

I've made a new module called test_helper and I want to create a helper class in this module so that I can add custom functions to be called all over my site. I can't however seem to find any ...
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How to Set Product attribute to 'Use Default' by SQL

I would like to set 'Name' and 'Description' attribute to Use Default for a couple of store views. Like I have those store views. Eng CA Eng USA Fra Spa So I would like to set globally for all ...
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1.7 displaying products placed in a root category

I've built a new block that displays products placed in a specific category (chosen via ID) and renders them out with some fancy jQuery. Now to test this I passed a id of 17, a category with plenty of ...
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500-ERROR when trying to download custom option file

I can add the custom option file so my clients add pictures or files to their products. To here all perfect. When I try to retrieve the files this becomes an issue and I get 500 error like this: [...
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Dynamically changing the shipping carrier name

I have a custom shipping carrier that allows customers to specify a delivery date. Its config.xml defines method name as <default> <carriers> <deliverybydate> ...
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How to create next and previous product links?

Question speaks for it self. I found 2 blog posts about it. Should I create my own helper class like Here or do it right in view.phtml like here. Which would be best approach and isn't there a better ...
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How to add a custom field to Magento catalog_product_option_type_value table

I'm just wondering if there is an easier way? What I was going to do is create my own custom table with a reference to the option_type_id from the catalog_product_option_type_value because I don't ...
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Empty SOAP response for customer.list or order.list

Has anyone seen this before where Magento's order.list call returns valid SOAP Response Headers but an empty Response? And the worst part is that subsequent calls with the same from/to range succeed, ...
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Magento remove prices from Downloadable products

We have downloadable products without price (0.00€) and added the mysterious price.phtml. Everything works fine, except that the price isn't showed. I checked with xdebug and the price is printed, ...
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Products (seemingly) randomly disappearing until reindex

Curious question, one of my clients keeps noticing that randomly* individual products will disappear from the front end store view. * Obviously, I know it isn't random, there must be something ...
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Can't get my module layout to work

I'm just trying to test my module by adding some text to the homepage and I can't seem to get this to work. I'm on Magento 1.7.0.2. Magento is aware of my module, I already checked that. Here is my ...
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do catalog price rules carry over when added to the cart?

I have a catalog price rule - which appears to look correct when viewing the products in the catalog. however, when I add to the cart - the price goes back up to the full amount. Is this price rule ...
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How to recalculate shipping costs in Magento one page checkout

I have the following requirement for a shipping module in Magento: on the shipping method step on one page checkout in Magento, the user should be able to add additional options to a particular method ...
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Add Country Manually in Customer A/c Details

How can we set Country in Customer A/c Details Manually. I am trying to execute code as following and So Please Suggest Answer in that criteria : if (!$customer->getId()) { $...
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Fatal Error in Admin Pages

I have magento 1.7 installed and it worked fine till now. I import products on daily basis. If there is any new manufacturer, I add it in drop down based Manufacturer attribute. Today, I have added ...
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Store categories are not displayed

I recently upgraded Magento from 1.3 to 1.7 - everything appears to be working fine but there is a little issue. I am unable to view my category on front page. I am displaying all my categories on a ...
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Export Product CSV with Tier Price

I would like to create a CSV with product default data and also tier price. Is it possible to use DataFlow ? In alternative I would like to use a custom script with direct query to DB, can you help ...
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Sharing cart between customers

I'm working on a site where we have two types of customers, agents and sites. A customer logs on as an agent then chooses a site that they can order for (these are in a custom customer attribute). ...
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Paypal shipping address errors

I'm trying to test my shop with PayPal Sandbox. I get 2 different errors in 2 different situations. 1. All works fine till finishing order in PayPal. Then get message: We're sorry, PayPal doesn't ...
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Thread Locking In Magento?

We just had about 20 httpd processes that were sitting there chewing CPU for over 20 minutes, I am wondering why something like that might happen.... Any ideas are greatly appreciated because I am ...
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Using local.xml, I'm getting “Invalid Nesting” errors

With the aim to simplify a lot of our layout XML, I've moved the pertinent parts of our individual files to one local.xml. Everything works fine. However, in the logs, I see errors like this: ...
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Get new empty item on model method

Collections provide a handy means of getting a blank model - e.g.: $quote->getItemsCollection()->getNewEmptyItem(); Is there any means of doing this from an existing model without having to ...
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How to find a place when shopping cart price rules applied?

I'm looking for place at code where shopping cart price rules are applied. Lets say, I've created a rule and when I add some product to shopping cart which match this rule, this rule will be applied ...
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Does Magento coupons support rest value?

Customers in our store can buy gift certificates. We create them in the backend and then handwrite a gift card with that coupon code. If a customer now buys a 50€ coupon and the giftet person only ...
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Target rule upsells

I have a strange issue with the Magento Target rule up-sells. Scenario: Magento EE 1.12. 30+ store views on the same Magento instance. 30k+ products. Most of the products have the same settings ...
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Adding custom layouts for CMS and Category use with custom module trouble

I have a category in my store that requires a totally different layout to the standard Magento layouts. So I created a new copy of the 1column.phtml and renamed it and made one small change to test. ...
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Getting Customer Collection

How do I add company and group name to this collection $collection = Mage::getResourceModel('customer/customer_collection') ->addAttributeToSelect('*') ...
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Search Type: Like, Full Text or Combined?

What is the difference between the different search types? Like Full Text Combined I am specially interested in how the search behavior and performance changes for those settings.
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Magento 1.6 and PayPal standard triggers PayPal error 3005

I've been tasked with looking at a Magento CE 1.6 site that has PayPal standard Payments as the payment method. When a customer goes to pay for an order the PayPal redirect works but the customer ...
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unable to insert widget in product detail page

I am developing magento theme i am trying to add widget in product detail page through layout so that i can make it installable but i am unable to add widget. here is following code i am using embed ...
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Magento: what is the `customer_payment` entity type used for?

Short version: In our Magento database we have 40 records in our customer_entity table that have an entity_type_id that maps to an entity_type_code of 'customer_payment' in the eav_entity_type table. ...
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Magento and PHPUnit Mocking Mage::getStoreConfig()

I am writing unit tests using the EcomDev PHPUnit extension. When trying to provide values to the Mage::getStoreConfig() method using a fixture, I am not getting the value from my fixture, but the ...

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