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Deleting FoxyCart customer accounts

nathanpitmannathanpitman Member
in Help edited March 2010
Is it possible to delete FoxyCart customer accounts? We've probably created a rather huge number during testing and I'd like to be able to clean these out before we go live...
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  • lukeluke FoxyCart Team
    Hey nathanpitman. Not entirely, but you can use the API to modify them as you see fit (change the email addresses to test1@example.com, test2@example.com, etc).

    Another option would be to create a new fresh store, copy your settings over and just leave this store around as your test store. We strongly recommend having a store you can test with besides just your live store.
  • Is there any way to duplicate a store including all settings? It's going to be a fairly large and painful job to create a new store with identical settings in order to rid the system of all the test transactions and user accounts... :/
  • lukeluke FoxyCart Team
    Not currently, but it is something we've talked about. Please add it to our requests page and we'll get to it eventually: http://requests.foxycart.com/
  • nathanpitmannathanpitman Member
    edited April 2010
    Please talk about it some more! Or add a feature to allow us to blitz all customer records from an existing FoxyCart store! - http://requests.foxycart.com/forums/4162-general-requests/suggestions/615115-ability-to-duplicate-a-foxycart-store

    You suggested modifying a customer account, I don't have a record of all test accounts that we have created so I'm guessing there may be some way to return a list of customer accounts via the API and I could then cycle through these changing the email addresses to test1@example.com etc as suggested?

    :)
  • brettbrett FoxyCart Team
    Perhaps a better thing would be a way to purge all of a store's records, though I could see catastrophic results from allowing functionality like that.
  • Perhaps make this possible but require that a user re-enters their account password to do so and obviously include a sufficient warning. This would be a fantastic feature to have, as it is it's very hard to re-test as if you're a new user without setting up a crazy number of email accounts... and then there's the issue of all the test data kicking about still.
  • lukeluke FoxyCart Team
    Do you have a gmail account? We always recommend using gmail to test since you can use the +anyrandomstringyouwant method after the address to basically have an unlimited number of email accounts like so: example+test1@example.com. Also, having a test store is REALLY important so setting up a new clean store makes the most sense. What settings do you have that would take a long time to port over manually? We have a lot of high visibility requests right now so unfortunately we won't be implementing this in the immediate future.
  • what if you could just have a button to say copy these store settings to a new one. this would be kind of cool cause you might not remember what settings that you have changed and maybe miss the important ones.

    just a suggestion
  • @itisnot_me Agree, even if you do set up a new store, remembering what's changed is hard to keep track of.

    @Luke, I have 40 tax settings for starters... I'm not looking forward to having to manually re-enter all of these!
  • @nathanpitman: oh i know what you ment my post was more directed at brett and luke. it was a suggestion for future releases.
  • brettbrett FoxyCart Team
    Something else we've discussed in the past was allowing a sort of side-by-side dev mode/store to go along with the live, with functionality to one-click copy over settings from the dev version. At this point though I think we can honestly say that shipping and some other things are much bigger priorities, but it's definitely a good discussion for us to keep in mind.
  • Well any of the above mentioned methods get my vote, anything to make FoxyCart easier to deploy has to be of great benefit to the majority of users. :)
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