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Showing posts from April, 2007

Automatic Store Feeds v.3.0 - Reviewed

OSCommerce web-shop package is a winner in many ways, offering a huge number of out of the box features, and a vibrant community that has made some 4000 additional features. So basing our web-sales at on OSC hasn't been a bad decision.

The sales power of our OSC shop at has just now started to be even more promising. The Automatic Store Feeds 3.0 (ASF 3.0) contribution provides features to automatically submit shop contents to multiple sales channels like Google Base (aka in past life Froogle, US, UK & DE), Yahoo! Shops, BizRate and BidHopper. This basically means an online merchant is able to harness those sales channels for his/her products with minimum effort.

Installation of ASF 3.0 hasn't been trouble free though. Here's a log of problems encountered, for anyone facing the same...

MySQL 5.0 Incompatible

There have been modification is the left join construct which breaks some of the SQL used in this contrib. So you have the option of fixing the …