Creating Categories - Help
CollectionStation
CollectionStation wrote on September 26, 2008 at 10:05 pm
Excellent!!
Creusa
Creusa wrote on September 26, 2008 at 9:00 pm
I seem to be operational now with IE7.   Thanks for your help.
Creusa
Creusa wrote on September 22, 2008 at 2:08 pm
I will try to upgrade my browser. Thanks for your help and persistence with this.  I'll let you know if I do better with categories once I've upgraded.
CollectionStation
CollectionStation wrote on September 22, 2008 at 12:01 am
Creusa,

First off, I would highly suggest upgrading to IE 7 or Firefox 3 for a much better experience (both are free upgrades). We are working on making CollectionStation IE 6 friendly but we have not tested it as thoroughly as we have with IE 7 and Firefox 2 and 3.  In the meantime, we will try to replicate the issues in IE 6.

Creusa
Creusa wrote on September 21, 2008 at 11:47 pm
First off, I'm using Internet Explorer and the version is 6.0.2900. Is this what you're looking for? As to what I did... Since the category manager has had an accident, I thought I would stay away from LOTR stuff. Instead I tried Christmas ornaments From the Home page I clicked on the Collectibles and chose "Add a Category." The category search screen appears. I typed ornaments and got zero results. Next I typed housewares and had 1 result. I highlighted the toggle for Kitchenware and Housewares and then clicked the buttom labeled "Continue to Step 2" This caused the screen to change and a window popped up, the Explorer User Prompt. I entered Ornaments and clicked OK. The stripey peppermint stick went around for a bit and then displayed in the left most box the top-most category names. I highlighted Housewares and a arrow indicated the category had further levels. The middle box showed Cookie Jars New Category I highlighted New Category and clicked the button "Continue to Step 3". The next screen wanted details and attributes. I entered the name, a simple description (I was afraid to leave it blank), and uploaded a picture or at least browsed for a picture. I added several attributes Short Txt Name Death Star Long Text Description I typed the description from the box. Short Txt Assortment Star Wars Short Txt Sub Assortment Return of the Jedi Number Item Number Number Year Released 2002 Short Txt Manufacturer Hallmark Currency MSRP Number UPC Long Txt Additional Notes I stopped then and went to the next step. That's where I got the first error. I often get errors at this point right after the attributes. Title Builder still worked so I selected a title. I think it was {name} {Year Released} {Manufacturer} I think that's the last think on that page so I pushed continue and up popped the second error. I pushed the complete or finish button and rec'd the reply that the category had been built and marked private, etc. I think I moved from there to My Station or Home or somewhere. When I went back to review the category and add a collectible, the name is there but there aren't attributes or a category name. It's as though it didn't all load properly. I thought at first I was messing up because I didn't complete all the attributes or I didn't download a picture. I then wondered if the category "ornaments" should have attributes. I really think this s/b more like a header level rather than a category housing collectibles. Anyway, I didn't add attributes to that category, only to the last one--Hallmark Keepsake. Do overall categories have a certain shape with field (attributes) standardized for the entire category? Should I have used the same attibutes as Cookie Jars? This has to be something I'm doing--either an omission or the wrong order or something. Thanks for your help.
CollectionStation
CollectionStation wrote on September 21, 2008 at 8:06 pm
It looks like we have an issue with the ordering of the posts. We will get that fixed ASAP.

Creusa, I have tried to replicate your issue but I cannot. Can you tell me, step by step, what you do and what you input to generate the error.  Also, what web browser and version are you using?
Creusa
Creusa wrote on September 21, 2008 at 3:46 pm

Sorry, I didn't catch the reference to CollectionStation Group.  I'm not sure if you need this repeated but here goes.
After entering attributes I pressed continue and rec'd this error:
A PHP Error was encountered
Severity: Notice

Message: Undefined offset: 0

Filename: controllers/categories.php

Line Number: 1430

Being ever persistent I went to the next step, Title Builder, and rec'd this error:
A PHP Error was encountered
Severity: Notice

Message: Undefined offset: 0

Filename: controllers/categories.php

Line Number: 1482
I did manage to get to the end which said the category had been completed and marked as private.
Obviously, I'm doing something wrong.  Can you clarify?
 

CollectionStation
CollectionStation wrote on August 1, 2008 at 12:15 pm
I'll be glad to help. Once a category is created, it has to be reviewed by a team member. Unfortunately, at this time you cannot delete a category once it has been created. If it is not suitable for public use, it will remain private or we can remove it if the creator requests so. If you would like to post here what you think the category structure should be for the FInal Fantasy, we can finalize it and get you going on it so you can add the attributes to it and start adding your collection!
Xian27
Xian27 wrote on August 1, 2008 at 11:35 am
Orlando Represent !!!! Hey all. I started creating a Final Fantasy Category. I need some help to make it better. Oh and how do I delete an entry that didn't turn out too good?
CollectionStation
CollectionStation wrote on May 23, 2008 at 8:19 pm

Of course! You can create it yourself or we can work together on it... What i need from you what category they should go in as I am not familiar with them. You have to think in broad terms as the case of Hasbro Star Wars, we have multi-language packaged figures so I separated them into their own country. Once we have the category made (which includes its first collectible within that category), you can continue on and adding to it. Just take a look here for an example:

http://www.collectionstation.com/items/view/3

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