I have a working 4.3 site, and am upgrading to 4.6 now.
Instead of regular upgrade process I chose to do a clean install to get rid of some old crap.
Got an empty site now, and want to import products, categories, brands... not much else needed really.
I started with categories and it's just not working.
How is it possible that it can be a total mess with just some 15-20 categories? I did the excel export from 4.3 and imported it to 4.6. It should be a no brainer. But it doesn't work, many categories are skipped, I get errors and the structure is mess.
So, the structure in 4.6 category export is apparently completely different, so I did en export from 4.6 just to get excel template, filled everything manually, even deleted all descriptions (the table is below), but it still fails.
It doesn't work at all, several categories are missing, children from them are moved to other parents etc.
How can something as simple as this:
get converted to this after import??
I've created many import routines in other systems before, and it never required a diploma in nuclear physics really.
Is it completely impossible to do a simple export/import working in nopCommerce?
Just for the fun of it, I've tested brand/manufacturer export/import. That went even better, import resulted in success according to import function, never mind the 8 of them being dropped...
This is 4.3:
and this is the successful import in 4.6:
Am I just being stupid here, or what is the problem?
Things like this make people running to other systems in panic... And don't even start me on not being able to export/import orders in nop.
Too bad I have several good customers running nop.