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osCommerce Import for Magento Does Not Work With Magento 1.2

Just a heads-up to anyone who is deploying Magento – if you’re currently using osCommerce, it could be a rocky transition. Varien, the company behind Magento, released a free Magento extension last year to allow you to automatically migrate your data from osCommerce to your new Magento store. Unfortunately, this extension has not been updated since last year and the latest version of Magento, 1.2.x, breaks this extension.

The bug has been reported to Varien, and the Varien bug tracker reports it has been assigned to a team member, but so far Varien has not said anything about a potential fix. In the meantime, here at Creatuity we’re attempting a work-around by starting our new stores on Magento 1.1.8 and running the osCommerce import before upgrading to 1.2.x, however, this can be more difficult than it sounds, since installing any extension via Magento Connect seems to trigger an automatic upgrade to the latest version of Magento.

If you have a fix or workaround for this issue, feel free to post it in the comments, below!


  • Thomas

    April 29, 2009

    Is there already an updated extension available?

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