fmRegistration, fmPrefrences - fmQuickStartGuide
This chapter describes how to perform product installation, registration and how to setup database connection. The following topics are covered:
The download link may be found in your order confirmation e-mail. If you didn't receive any, please download Store Manager at http://license.magneticone.com
You should close all Store Manager applications before starting the installation procedure.
Store Manager Setup Wizard will guide you through the following software installation steps:
The Wizard will inform you about successful installation. After that you will be all set to enjoy the advantages of Store Manager for osCommerce.
Once you are done with installation, you will be asked to provide license data to register application.
Specify your First Name, Last Name and your License Number (as it appears in your license account).
In order to start working with a specific store (add products, view orders, etc) you need to setup store connection. It can be done in Preferences Window, which appears automatically on the first start-up and can be accessed later through Tools -> Preferences.
Database Connection tab in Preferences Window has three sections: Store Configuration Section, Remote Database Connection Settings Section (or PHP MY SQL Bridge and Local Database Connection Settings - see below) and Localization Section.
1. First of all, you should create Store Configuration. Preferences window allows you to create, edit or delete your store configuration (connection settings).
2. Then you have to set-up database connection. Default database installed with Store Manager
is a kind of temporary database created locally for different purposes.
It can be used both for testing Store Manager functionality or working with
your store using PHP MySQL Bridge connection. If you use free demo
version and you just want to run software to see how it works, please
use embedded configuration with default database.
To use Bridge Connection while working with local (Embedded) database is usually much faster than the remote one. You can use your local database to store your remote database inside it, make changes and then just synchronize it. It means that first you make changes locally and then upload them to the website database.
Please see our troubleshooter at support.magneticone.com under Troubleshooter >> Configure Database Connection to get a step-by-step assistance.
3. Finally, Client charset and Font charset can be left by default or you can choose your region from the drop-down.
In order to be able to manage, view or upload images using Store Manager you should configure FTP connection.