Zen Cart

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Icon.Zen Cart.png The Zen Cart module, located in the Integrations group, is an add-on module that can be installed from the Small.Plugin.png Plugin module. After installing the plugin, a new module is added that integrates with one or more Zen Cart shopping carts.

Zen Cart.png

The documentation on this page is for the most recent version of the Small.Zen Cart.png Zen Cart plugin. To get the most recent version, Update Fishbowl.

Install

  1. In any Fishbowl Client, open the Small.Plugin.png Plugin module, located in the Integrations group.
  2. Select the Small.Zen Cart.png Zen Cart plugin and click Install Now.
  3. Completely close all Fishbowl Clients.
  4. Exit the Fishbowl Server by right-clicking the Fishbowl Server tray icon and selecting Exit.
  5. After re-opening the Fishbowl Server, the admin user can access the Small.Zen Cart.png Zen Cart module from any Fishbowl Client by opening the Integrations module group.
  6. To grant access to additional users, assign the Zen Cart-View access right to the appropriate groups in the Small.User Group.png User Group module

Setup

Complete the steps below to prepare the Zen Cart website for integration. Then enter a Store Name and any other required information on the Store Settings tab of the Small.Zen Cart.png Zen Cart module.

  1. Locate the Zen Cart store URL, for example carts.mycompany.com
  2. Locate the database username and password, as well as the database name.

TABS

Shopping cart plugins in Fishbowl have a standardized layout. Some of the images below show the options that are most common between all plugins. Any additional Small.Zen Cart.png Zen Cart options or notes are included at the bottom of each section.

Store Settings

Zen Cart Store Settings.png
  1. If applicable, copy any needed setup information from the Zen Cart website.
  2. Click the Store Settings tab of the Small.Zen Cart.png Zen Cart module.
  3. Enter a name in the Store Name field and any other required information.
  4. Click the Connect Button.png button and verify that the connection to the Zen Cart website is working.
  5. Click the Save Button.png Save button at the top of the module to save the Zen Cart settings.
  6. Click the New Button.png New button at the top of the module to configure another Zen Cart store.

Order Import

Cart Order Import.png
  • Schedule - Select the Checked.png Active checkbox to import orders on a set schedule. Click the Run task Button.png Run task button to run the scheduled task right now. Data that has changed since the Last Sync date will be synchronized. This date will be updated automatically after a sync, or it can be manually edited to adjust which data will be synchronized.

Order

Cart Order.png

Additional order data will be imported and displayed on the Details tab of the Small.Sales Order.png Sales Order module

  • Salesperson - Sales orders will be created using this salesperson.
  • Location Group - Sales orders will be created using this location group.
  • Class - When selected, sales orders will be created using this class as the sales order class.
  • Payment Terms - When selected, sales orders will be created using this payment term.
  • Shipping Item - When selected, sales orders will be created using this product as the default shipping item.
  • Shipping Terms - When selected, sales orders will be created using these shipping terms.
  • Discount Item - Discount item for the order discount amount from Zen Cart. Can only specify a flat rate discount. The flat rate discount can be set to $0 in the Small.Discount.png Discount module and then the correct discount amount will be set when the order is imported from Zen Cart.
  • Use Zen Cart order number as Fishbowl SO number - When selected, sales orders will be created using the Zen Cart order number as the Fishbowl sales order number.
  • Assign Zen Cart order number to Customer PO field - When selected, the Zen Cart order number will be displayed in the Sales Order Customer PO field.

Order Status Mapping

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Use the table to assign Zen Cart order statuses to Fishbowl order statuses. The Order Import task will only import orders from Zen Cart that are in a status assigned to a Fishbowl order status. At least one active status mapping is required to use the Order Import task.

Customer

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Use the options below to determine how customers are created in Fishbowl and what information is imported into Fishbowl.
  • Use default customer - This option will associate all imported sales orders with the customer selected in the Customer Name field. This could be used with a generic Fishbowl customer such as Zen Cart customer.
  • Use order Bill To address - Use the Bill To address from the Zen Cart order instead of the Fishbowl address for the default/generic customer.
  • Use order Ship To address - Use the Ship To address from the Zen Cart order instead of the Fishbowl address for the default/generic customer.
  • Use order customer - This option will import the Zen Cart customer instead of using a generic customer.
  • Customer Name - Select the Zen Cart field that contains that customer name that should be imported to Fishbowl.
  • Use Zen Cart customer name if selected field is blank - When selected, the Zen Cart customer name will be used if the value selected doesn't exist on the order.
  • Customer Contact - Select the Zen Cart field that contains that customer contact that should be imported to Fishbowl.
  • Phone Number - Select the Zen Cart field that contains that phone number that should be imported to Fishbowl.
  • Email Address - Select the Zen Cart field that contains that email address that should be imported to Fishbowl.

Carrier Mapping

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  • Use same carrier and carrier service for all orders - When selected, all orders imported from Zen Cart will use the selected carrier and carrier service. If this option is unchecked, carriers can be mapped between Fishbowl and Zen Cart. Each mapping will also set the Sales Order Priority so that Fishbowl users can identify orders with express shipping that need to be picked and shipped quickly.

Payment Mapping

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  • Create payments in Fishbowl - When selected, payments from the Zen Cart transaction will be shown in the Small.Payment Viewer.png Payment Viewer module.
  • Use same payment method for all orders - When selected, all orders imported from Zen Cart will use the selected payment method. If this option is unchecked, payment methods can be mapped between Fishbowl and Zen Cart.

Taxes

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  • Flat Rate Tax Item - When selected, the tax amount from the Zen Cart order will appear on the Fishbowl sales order as a flat rate line item. The flat rate amount can be set to $0 in the Small.Tax Rate.png Tax Rate module and then the correct total tax amount will be set when the order is imported from Zen Cart.

Order Fulfillment

Cart Order Fulfillment.png
  • Schedule - Select the Checked.png Active checkbox to export orders on a set schedule. Click the Run task Button.png Run task button to run the scheduled task right now. Data that has changed since the Last Sync date will be synchronized. This date will be updated automatically after a sync, or it can be manually edited to adjust which data will be synchronized.
  • Update Zen Cart order status - When selected, Zen Cart orders will be updated after the product(s) on the order have been shipped in Fishbowl. If left blank, Fishbowl will not update the status of the Zen Cart order.
  • Check Zen Cart order status before fulfilling - When selected, the Zen Cart order status will be checked prior to attempting to send fulfillment information. If the Zen Cart order status has changed, no fulfillment information will be sent. This will increase the time required to complete the order fulfillment task.

Product Import

Cart Product Import.png
  • Schedule - Select the Checked.png Active checkbox to import products on a set schedule. Click the Run task Button.png Run task button to run the scheduled task right now. Data that has changed since the Last Sync date will be synchronized. This date will be updated automatically after a sync, or it can be manually edited to adjust which data will be synchronized.

Select ONE of the following options:

  1. My products already exist in Fishbowl and Zen Cart. They need to be linked together. - Select the fields that match between Zen Cart products and Fishbowl products.
  2. My products only exist in my Zen Cart store. They need to be imported into Fishbowl. - Map the fields that should be imported from Zen Cart into Fishbowl. If the weight or size UOM isn't set in Zen Cart, the default UOMs listed here will be used.

Product Export

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  • Schedule - Select the Checked.png Active checkbox to export products on a set schedule. Click the Run task Button.png Run task button to run the scheduled task right now. Data that has changed since the Last Sync date will be synchronized. This date will be updated automatically after a sync, or it can be manually edited to adjust which data will be synchronized.

Select ANY of the following options:

  1. Create products in Zen Cart- Map the fields that should be imported from Zen Cart to Fishbowl. If the weight or size UOM isn't set in Zen Cart, the default UOMs listed here will be used. The selected product trees will be included, or all product trees will be included if the field is left blank. Selecting the Export All Products option will ignore the last sync date and attempt to push all of the Fishbowl products to Zen Cart. The product tree filter will still apply.
  2. Update linked products in Zen Cart - This section has the same options as the Create products in Zen Cart section above. After the initial product export, only the selected fields will be updated.

Inventory Update

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  • Schedule - Select the Checked.png Active checkbox to export inventory levels to Zen Cart on a set schedule. Click the Run task Button.png Run task button to run the scheduled task right now. Data that has changed since the Last Sync date will be synchronized. This date will be updated automatically after a sync, or it can be manually edited to adjust which data will be synchronized.
  • Location Group - When selected, the Available For Sale inventory quantity will be used from this location group only. If left blank, the quantity from all location groups will be used.
  • Product Tree Filter - The export can be limited to certain product tree categories. If this field is left blank, all products will be included in the export.

Troubleshooting

  • The attributes and IDs for orders and products can viewed or modified by clicking the Small.Zen Cart.png Zen Cart button at the top of the Small.Sales Order.png Sales Order module and the Small.Product.png Product module.
  • To view the scheduled tasks for the Small.Zen Cart.png Zen Cart module, open the Small.Schedule.png Schedule module.
  • A scheduled task can be run manually by double-clicking the task.
  • Enter an email address in the Small.Schedule.png Schedule module to receive error notifications.
  • To view the history of a scheduled task, including the result/error, click the History Icon Button.png History button in the Small.Schedule.png Schedule module.
  • More details about recent errors can be viewed by opening the Small.Data.png Data module and clicking the Server Log Button.png Server Log button.
  • Check for multiple versions of the Zen Cart.jar file in C:\Program Files\Fishbowl\plugins\ or \Applications\Fishbowl\plugins\ on a Mac. If there are two Zen Cart versions, exit the Fishbowl Server and remove the older version on all client and server computers.

Release Notes

2018.12.01 – 12-13-2018 - Fishbowl 2018.12
  • Added option to add a custom prefix to the shopping cart order number on order import
  • If the create payment option is enabled and not payment data comes through with the order, the order now imports rather than fails
  • Added option to map the SO contact field when using the "Use default customer" option on the Order Import task
  • Fixed bug where the wrong inventory quantity was synced in the following scenario:
  • When not using a location group (LG) filter and multiple LG's exist in the FB database and
  • When one of the LG's has more inventory allocated than inventory available for all LG's combined
2018.10 – 11/12/2018 - Fishbowl 2018.10
  • Fixed bug where inventory updates all linked products instead of the first linked product in the list in FB
2018.8 – 8/23/2018 - Fishbowl 2018.8

Do not skip this version unless installing the plugin for the first time. If you’re planning to update to a later version of Fishbowl, install 18.8 first, update your plugins, and open them so the data migrator (described below) can run. Then update Fishbowl to the desired version.

  • Channel data, such as product IDs, variant IDs, etc. will no longer be stored in custom fields. New database tables will be created for this purpose. Data from your custom fields will be automatically migrated to the database the first time you open the plugin after updating. Data will still remain in the custom fields for reference. The custom fields can be deactivated.
  • New version number system to match Fishbowl.
  • Schedule task now gives a count of the items that were imported/exported. Error message will list items that failed.
  • Will now use the account specified on the payment type (instead of the default) during order import.
  • Fixed a bug regarding taxes in the Fishbowl Canada version.
  • Ability to select which date field the Last Sync Date references.
  • Shipping tax now accounted for in Fishbowl Australia version.
3.4 - 7/12/2018 - Fishbowl 2018.7
  • Bug Fixes
  • Updated for compatibility with Fishbowl version 2018.7
3.3 – 6/14/2018 - Fishbowl 2018.6
  • Product import tab redesign. Now includes an order sync for situations where all products exist in both Fishbowl and the webstore.
  • Product export tab redesign. Export and update have been separated. It’s now possible to update item fields in the webstore without doing a full product export.
  • Settings have been relocated. They are now in a new tab.
  • Added the ability to map a carrier service to an order priority in Fishbowl.
3.2.2 – 5/15/2018 - Fishbowl 2018.5
  • Fixed a bug that was causing settings to not save.
3.2 – 5/11/2018 - Fishbowl 2018.5
  • Redesigned Customer section in Order Import tab. **Reconfiguration of the customer settings will be required when you update to this version or beyond.
3.1 - 4/12/2018 - Fishbowl 2018.4
  • Addition of a new order status mapping table. You can now import multiple statuses at the same time.
3.0 - 3/8/2018 - Fishbowl 2018.3
  • New layout and updated feature set, including new mapping options for Product Import and Product Export.
2.5 - 7/13/2017 - Fishbowl 2017.6
  • Compatibility fixes for 2017.6 version of Fishbowl
2.4 - 4/13/2017 - Fishbowl 2017.3
  • Compatibility fixes for 2017.3 version of Fishbowl
  • Fixed tax functionality for Australia and Canada versions of Fishbowl
2.3 - 3/15/2017 - Fishbowl 2017.2
  • Compatibility fixes for 2017.2 version of Fishbowl
2.2 - 2/9/2017
  • Issue: Order sync isn't correctly pulling the bill to address on an order, only the ship to address.
  • Resolution: The bill to address is now pulling with the order sync.
2.1 - 8/11/2016
  • Issue: Restarting the Fishbowl client resets the database password to the encrypted version.
  • Resolution: Password now saves to utilize encryption key correctly.