[development] ecommerce things

wolf wolf at networkdefense.biz
Wed Feb 6 16:42:28 UTC 2008

I probably have 3000 items and sub-items, but have spent 9 hours
building an index page for 100 products, that I had to break into 4
pages in Drupal because the system choked on the 1000+ lines of code
needed to do what I wanted to do.  I do not expect to have to refresh
the whole menagerie every day or week, but it is awful that it takes
this long to do this.  I am having to work outside of the ubercart
system because of the second part of the issue, that arbitrary
instructions field that I need.  Paypal cart lets me do this, however it
loses all the ec features of ecommerce.  

Thanks for your help


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Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2008 08:49:19 +0100
From: "FGM" <fgm at osinet.fr>
Subject: Re: [development] ecommerce things
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It really depends on what you call "bulk". I have such a site with over
SKUs, updated weekly, and creating/deleting the whole node set every
week is 
not something you want to do. OTOH, if you're in the 1k SKUs, this is

The key concept for such volume use, though, appears to be lazy node 
creation (only create product nodes when you actually want a
involving them). This has been discussed recently (maybe it was one
planet blog ?), and others pointed to similar mechanisms on their own 
project. The problem is that ecommerce (and AFAIK, ubercart) have no
for such mechanisms, only being able to work on product nodes, not
nodes on the fly from non-drupal data.
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