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Accomplish VirtueMart Products Update in Bulk with Mass Product Changer

VirtueMart store content management has strong hold over global and competitive web store development. Any eCommerce store content is based on products and store inventory. Thus the ability to successfully update and on-fly edit products and VirtueMart inventory is a keystone task for promising online merchants.

Store Manager for VirtueMart application provides you with numerous prerogatives for up-tempo and resultative web store administration. Special emphasis should be given to Mass Product Changer tool, as powerful instrument for mass VirtueMart products changes implementing.

Before starting work with Mass Product Changer tool, mind the following points:

  • this built-in instrument foresees modifications implementing either to one or multiple VirtueMart products
  • Store Manager offers you database backup option. Once you do database backup, the data will be saved. If something goes wrong during VirtueMart inventory editing, you can proceed with data recovery

Launch Mass Product Changer tool to start data updating. Select product or multiple products you need to modify and call Mass Product Changer either from products context menu or from products toolbar.

The tool consists of 2 tabs only - “General Information” and “Prices”. Structural components organization makes it handy in usage and products updating. Any product related information can be modified in the first tab - description, products dimensions, manufacturer, quantity, etc.

What is of great importance - store owners have the upper hand over VirtueMart stock control. Stock management is an indispensable part of full value web store running. You, like an astute VirtueMart store owner, should react to stock changes “on the wings of the wind” to keep your store customer-oriented.

With Mass Product Changer tool VirtueMart stock management isn’t hard task to chew. Any moment an online entrepreneur can change stock values, inputting required figures in the tool’s field or using Expressions option.

In our example we use the following Expression - IF([FIELD(product_in_stock)]< 4, 0, 1) in “Published” field. What does it mean and how does it work? On condition that products quantity is <4, 0 value will be set for the field meaning that product will not be published. If the rule doesn’t come true, value 1 will be indicated and product will be displayed at store.

Bulk price updating can be fulfilled in “Price” Tab of Store Manager Mass Product Changer. Here you can change price, currency, final price, apply discounts, etc. Prices like products stock are quite unstable values, and need to be constantly updated. You are endowed with advantageous possibility to modify price for multiple VirtueMart products in a few seconds, indicating necessary values in the field or using Expressions.

For example, Expression [FIELD(product_price)]*0.9 can be used to decrease products price in 10%, where VALUE is current price field value.

Thus, Mass Product Changer tool carries out huge amount of work for you, improving VirtueMart inventory management to a great extend. Cut time spent on mass products update procedures, delegate responsibilities to Store Manager for VirtueMart Mass Product Changer.


By Ira Svedovetska