External Database Connector FAQ’s

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Posted on March 28th, 2012 | Posted by admin

We have been receiving a lots of comments on how to “install” External Database Connector (Formarly, TTT_EDB) in Magento. So we thought why not clear that out some of the questions we received here and lets see if this will help you and all.

First of all we would like to say that this is not a fully functional module (Don’t Panic..), meaning you will not be able work with tables of external database just by configuring the settings of the module. You will have to code your associated Model/Collection classes based on the Magento External Database Connector Released.

Few things which came and we would want to clear out.

Ajaxify v1.0.0 : Extension to Help in working with Ajax in Magento Released on Magento Connect.

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Posted on March 28th, 2012 | Posted by admin

I have few blog posts regarding working with Ajax on Magento.  And I see many people visiting those pages to get the information on working with Ajax in Magento. Sensing the need of developer I came up with an idea of making the whole process into a module in an effort to give back to the Magento community. I’ve tried to make the module simple for now, which of course can be extended a lot to incorporate all kinds of needs. But for now, if I may say, there are roughly these two things you might want to do (Purely in Magento terms).

  1. Request to a controller with params, do some changes in the model, set error/success message and show those message to the user.
  2. Next, perform all the actions as #1 and in addition to that refresh the content of certain HTML elements.

Magento External Database Connector Released

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Posted on March 19th, 2012 | Posted by admin

Formarly Known as The Three Tree External Database Connector

Magento External Database Connector module will be helpful for the “Developers” who want to connect to the external Database server (other than the database used by Magento). This module will help the developer to set up a connection object (Read & Write) with the configuration configured in Admin Settings and use that connection to do database transactions on external database.

All you have to do is set the settings of your external database connection in your Magento Settings and extend your model/collection class with the class of this module and use other codes as you have been using in Magento to select/update/delete records.

It will be as simple as Mage::getModel(‘mymodule/mymodel’)->setData(‘name’,’The Next Tree’)->save()

MagDoc – Powered by Scribd Released on Magento Connect

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Posted on March 19th, 2012 | Posted by admin

MagDoc will give store administrator a feature of managing/displaying document in the Magento storefront powered by richly featured “ the world’s largest social reading and publishing platform ” Scribd. This module provides a unique user experience for reading a document online using the Scribd Reader application embedded in HTML.

Get this extension on Magento connect

Features

  1. Uses the free API service provided by Scribd to upload and manage your document from the Magento administration area.
  2. Upload as much document you want to upload, because there is no restriction on the storage limit.
  3. Tag your uploaded documents on Scribd.

Template Structure – Fallbacks

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Posted on March 17th, 2012 | Posted by admin

As you may know, Magento Design Fall-Back is used to render themes from the Magento basic templates and the most important part of this article will make you focus on the fall-back hierarchy. Let’s me show you more details as below:

The fall-back hierarchy is described from Custom_theme -> default_theme -> base -> error.

Please take a look at the following diagram:

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