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Admin Category Tree for VP-ASP - BYZ014

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If you use VP-ASP then you will know how hard it is to maintain all your categories using the standard VP-ASP category pages, especially when you have lots of levels, or sub-categories which have the same names as each other.
With this really useful little addon, you can view all your categories in a Tree format in the same order as your users will end up seeing them in.

Admin Category Tree for VP-ASP - BYZ014
Latest version:13/16-JAN-2009
From vendor:Big Yellow Zone
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Compatibility, Bundling, and Status Notes:
Compatible with VPASP V4.5 to V6.5
Before installing, you must have installed:

This product includes:

Within the tree, all category fields are available to be shown; simply tick the tick-boxes for which fields you want to see. From the tree, you can click on the description of any category you want to edit, then jump back to the (newly updated) category tree again to view the results.
It also gives you a set of warnings/links for any categories you've got which are not displayable in your tree (eg if they have an invalid higher categoryid)
Really quick and easy to install, and amazingly useful; a great little addon to help save extra time and hassle.
You can even configure the column headings and "Show?" tick-box labels to suit the type of info that you use/store in your various category columns.

Technical/Developer Information:
It also comes with 2 formats that you can use; a "listing" format (which shows the full tree in an indented-per-level format) and an "expand/collapse" format which lets you expand/collapse the levels just like you'd do when browsing files in windows-explorer. You can set either of those formats as your default, and you can click on a link within either format to switch/view in the other format.

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Full Version History:
VerNo Version Date Release Notes
01 28-MAY-2004 Initial version - Big Yellow Zone Admin Category Tree For VP-ASP-V5.
02 13-SEP-2004 Enhanced to add configurable column headings and tick-box labels. Checked and ensured compatible with VP-ASP V5.5.
03 25-FEB-2005 Changed link to category edit to use specific category edit page instead of generic vpasp edit-record page. Changed format to use standard admin reporting table/column formatting/styles.
04 03-MAR-2005 Changed description/link column to explicitly align as non-center as the default shopadmin report heading uses center in the columns.
05 16-JUN-2005 Added extra compatibility with VP-ASP 4.5.
06 17-FEB-2006 Changed to show categories which do not appear in the tree (due to data errors) as a set of warnings, and changed documentation to be compatible with VP-ASP V6.
Files changed were:
07 07-JUL-2006 Added expand/collapse option/format.
Files effected were:
byz014_install.asp (changed file)
README.htm (changed file)
byz_admincategorytree.asp (changed file)
byz_admincategorytree_ex.css (new file)
byz_admincategorytree_ex.asp (new file)
byz_admincategorytree_system_ex.asp (new file)
byz_admincategorytree_system.asp (changed file)
byz_admincategorytree_js_ex.asp (new file)
byz_admincategorytree_ls.asp (new file)
byz_admincategorytreeconfig.asp (changed file)
byz_admincategorytree_c.gif (new file)
byz_admincategorytree_e.gif (new file)
byz_admincategorytree_sp.gif (new file)
byz_admincategorytree_add_inc.asp (new file)
byz_admincategorytree_add_inc2.asp (new file)
shopa_addcategory.asp (extra change added in readme file step 6)
08 13-JAN-2007 Changed documentation to cater for later versions of VP-ASP V6, and created new include for use in shopa_addcategory.asp for VP-ASP 6.09 and later.
Added (*) link for creating new subcategories from the list (non-expand/collapse) screen.
Added (*) link for creating top-level categories on list and expand/collapse screens.
Files changed were:
byz_admincategorytree.asp (just for version date/number comment change)
byz_admincategorytree_add_inc3.asp (new file)
09 15-MAR-2007 Upgraded BYZ038 (Licensing) module to cater for VP-ASP V6.5.
Clarified installation instructions, and altered installation steps to cater for VP-ASP V6.5.
Changed include file to cater for null highercategoryid default on VPASP 6.0 and above.
Files effected:
README.htm (changed file)
byz014_install.asp (changed file)
byz_admincategorytree_add_inc3.asp (changed file)
10 08-NOV-2007 Upgraded BYZ038 (from V07 to V08)
Upgraded BYZ036 (from V02 to V04)
Changed instructions to be compatible with licensing notes.
Effected files:
README.htm (changed file)
byz014_install.asp (deleted file)
11 20-MAR-2008 Enhanced to be able to cater for separated/split products databases (i.e. when you have your xproductdb config option set to a non-null value).
Files effected:
README.htm (changed file)
byz_admincategorytree_ex.asp (changed file)
byz_admincategorytree_ls.asp (changed file)
12 10-DEC-2008 Upgraded BYZ038 (from V08 to V09)
Added explicit buffer flushes to avoid buffer overflow errors when dealing with large numbers of categories and complex trees.
Added explicit database connection timeout to avoid the connection being dropped half way through the screen running when dealing with large numbers of categories and complex trees.
Effected files:
README.htm (changed file)
byz_admincategorytree.asp (changed file)
byz_admincategorytree_ex.asp (changed file)
byz_admincategorytree_ls.asp (changed file)
13 16-JAN-2009 Upgraded BYZ038 (from V09 to V10)
Upgraded BYZ036 (from V04 to V05)
Created version file for reference/info.
Effected files:
README.htm (changed file)
byz$014_version.asp (new file)
byz_admincategorytree.asp (changed file)
byz_admincategorytree_ex.asp (changed file)
byz_admincategorytree_ls.asp (changed file)