3. Connection Settings Name

fmAddNewConfigurationDialog, fmEditExistConfigurationDialog, fmPreferences -  Store Configuration. 



This section describes how to create, edit or delete configuration name (connection to PrestaShop database), how to create multiple configurations (connections) and how to switch between your PrestaShop stores.

To start working with your store first of all you have to select or create your Store Configuration (connection settings name; It is a good idea to use your store name or some other informative name).

You can Load your configuration from the file if you have saved configuration settings previously. Also, you can select any configuration from the drop-down in order to switch between your stores.


Database Connection form

In order to start, please go to Tools-> Preferences (1) -> Database Configuration tab (F12) (2):

Open Configuration form

Store Manager allows you to make the following actions with your connection settings:


     Create new configuration/connection settings

If you want to create a new configuration, follow few steps:

    • Press Actions button next to store name field and select Create new configuration from the drop-down.
    • Specify new name; It is a good idea to use your store name or some other informative name to cope with your databases easily.
    • Click Ok to save this entry, or click cancel to discard this entry.

      Create new configuration

You'll have the new configuration to work with. You can create as many database connection settings as you need.


    Sandbox Connection

To work with Embedded (default) configuration, select the corresponding Action from the drop-down list. Working with the local (Embedded) database is much faster than working with remote one.

Sandbox Connection


    Clone Configuration

To clone your configuration with all its settings select the appropriate action from the drop-down command list.

Clone Configuration

    Rename configuration

 If you want to rename your configuration, follow few steps:

    • Press Actions button next to store name field and select Rename configuration from the drop-down.
    • Change your configuration name in the edit configuration window.
    • Click Ok to save this entry, or click cancel to discard this entry.

    Delete current configuration

To delete your configuration select the appropriate action from the drop-down list and confirm it. Note that you won't be able to undo this action!

Delete configuratiion

    Save all/current configuration

To save current /all configurations and all their settings select one from the drop-down list.  This option can be used if you would like to move your connection settings to new PC or reinstall Store Manager using complete uninstall.

Save configurations options


    Load configurations

If you have the previously saved configurations locally you can upload them without specifying the settings details. The configuration file should be in the .ini format, like in the example below:

The examples if ini configuration files

Follow these steps to apply configuration properly:

1) open from the Tools tab (1) of Store Manager Preferences section (2);

2) check 'Database connection' (3) to activate the Configuration form;

3) use the button for uploading (4) or, as an alternative way, click on the 'Actions...' button (5) to  open the drop-down menu. Choose the 'Load configurations' command and browse contents of your local folders to select the 

existing configuration. .

Upload configuration steps

This option can be used if you would like to move your connection settings to a new PC or reinstall Store Manager by using complete uninstall.

    

    Connection wizard

In case you have FTP credentials and need to connect to your store, use the current action and go through the configuration process to configure the properly connection. 

Check the following chapter to get step-by-step instruction regarding this. 

By eMagicOne Inc.

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