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I need to integrate the inventory section of PC Repair Tracker http://pcrepairtracker.com/page/?ap_id=pcrt
to an OSCommerce store front.

How do I do that?
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Question by:Bob Stone
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by:lenamtl
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PC Repair Tracker is a premium application so it is hard to guide you how to integrate the data.

Are you using OScommerce for long time or it's new?
Beacaude I don't recommend to use Oscommerce, it is not well coded and it's really a pain to work with.

Opencart, Magento will be a better solution to my opinion.

Do you need just to import once the data or you need to have both application to get updated in realtime?
For one time data importation you will need to check both database and create a csv file that will merge the data to the oscommerce fields.

If it's real time updates you will need to find out if a bridge already exist or hire a freelance to make one.

Ask PC Repair Tracker for help they can provide you some guideline and maybe they have a solution ready for your needs.
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by:Bob Stone
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PC Repair Tracker is fairly new and already has a bunch of data in it. OSCommerce is new too but nothing in it so far. I've signed up for PC Repair Tracker forum but haven't been approved or whatever by the admin and don't know how to contact them.

Which would be best for this, OpenCart or Magento? Which is easier to use on the backend?
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Opencart is very easy to set, very easy to adapt I like the option to use Vqmod for my custom code this is not aftecting the core.
A lot of very nice template on themeforest for it.

You can instal it and try it
http://www.opencart.com

demo: http://www.opencart.com/index.php?route=demonstration/demonstration

vqmod: https://code.google.com/p/vqmod/

Magento can be a little harder to customize and usualy cost more to have extension or custom code.
Also requires high end servers.

it's always depending of your needs.

To contact PC repair check in the file usually you have the support email address or try their contact form ;)
http://pcrepairtracker.com/page/contact-us/
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Have you finally reach them?
Have you check  Opencart if it's suit your needs?
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by:Bob Stone
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Opencart is working well. Thanks
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