CyberOffice Warehouse Builder
-- a SmartWin CyberOffice eCommerce component
For Microsoft IIS platform (Windows 9x/NT/2000/XP/2003)
|Full Development Guide | CyberBuild Product Page|
|Getting Started | What's Next | Sample Store | CyberClub | Shop Manager|
|Steps for non-English Web sites|
|Getting started with the program
(If you haven't done so, please also Install CyberOffice Shopping Cart on your computer).
CyberOffice Warehouse Builder (CyberBuild) is a core component of SmartWin CyberOffice eCommerce. It is a premier Web-based business tool which lets you publish and manage a database driven catalog online to many Web sites from a single point of control. The program is designed to work in conjunction with Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS). It consists a set of HTML and ASP pages, an ActiveX component (CyberBuild.Dll) and an ODBC-compliant database.
Microsoft IIS or a cut-down version of it, Microsoft Personal Web Server (PWS), is free from Microsoft. It can be installed/enabled on most Windows operating systems. The setup program assumes that IIS has been installed and is running on your computer. If this is not the case, Check here on PWS/IIS installation. Run the setup program again after installing IIS or PWS.
CyberBuild supports a variety of databases via the standard ODBC interface , including MS Access (97 and above), MS SQL (6.5 and above), Sybase Adaptive, and MySQL. The default is MS Access. For any other database, a working knowledge of it will be required.
Check your PWS or IIS settings on the site (from its Properties -> Home Directory) that Execute Permissions is set to either "Scripts Only" (recommended) or "Scripts and Executables".
If you have registered the DLLs onto Component Services, you need to enter a valid account on the computer (due to improved Microsoft security measures):
The setup program automatically places the appropriate files on to the appropriate locations and properly registers them. However, file permissions might still need to be set for a special user account named IUSR_xxx (where "xxx" is the name of the computer). Use "Windows Explorer -> File -> Properties" to change the settings. Make sure you
You need to view the Web pages through a Web server for any of the above mentioned links to function correctly. If you are having troubles, try this link http://localhost/warehouse/include or http://localhost/cybermall. You will be seeing the same page, but going through a Web server.
CyberBuild works in conjunction with CyberOffice Shopping Cart (CyberShop, required) and CyberOffice Club (CyberClub, optional). The program adopts an open architecture with scalability on its database design, making it possible to run virtually any application within the framework. One of the distinct features is its franchising capability. You can create any number of storefronts, under any domains. Each store controls its own pricing and is able to upload its own products. It is Web-farm readiness and equipped with a state-of-the-art search engine feeding algorithm. The entire system is geared toward high-end, enterprise level applications.
CyberBuild comes with a sample store, which is fairly complete itself and can be simply adopted with minimal efforts. Here are a number of useful pages to control the shop:
CyberBuild shares an integrated Shop Manager with other CyberOffice eCommerce programs. The default username is Administrator and password is Password. This gives you the control of nearly every aspect of the program within the browser. In particular you will set Shipping Methods, Payment Methods, Shipping Fees, Emails, Payment Gateway etc, and manage the daily orders from there. There is also a page to mark up the prices based on categories, down to individual product.
|What to do next
CyberBuild comes with a free 30 days trial period, enough for you to evaluate the program. Before going live, you must purchase the license from SmartWin Technology or one of its authorized resellers. The Shop Manager has a license page for this purpose.
Because CyberBuild is a development tool, You will need to convert the sample store and modify properly other parts of the program to make it work for you. By default, you will find all the necessary files under the c:\inetpub\wwwroot\ folder. Following is an outline of some important steps you need to take.
To quickly replace the sample data with your own products, follow the steps: Shop Manager -> Add / Remove Products -> More Batch Options. Here you can simply delete the existing data, download a template (via download catalog database), then use the template to prepare your data and upload back to the system (via upload catalog database). You can edit the mapping of your input fields to the internal fields used by the program on Edit Field Mappings page.
CyberBuild's storefront pages are pure HTML pages. You can either edit them directly via any HTML editor of your choice (e.g. FrontPage or Dreamweaver.) or simply use the WYSIWYG Online Storefront Wizard facility.
If you already got a database of your products, send a sample set to us (email@example.com). Or do it yourself with the following simple steps (assuming you have a MS Access 2000 or newer program):
The following are typical steps to get it going. When you get used to the system you can move the storefront to any domain or folder. Ignore Steps 3 and 4 if the new sites share the same shopping cart with the original site.
CyberBuild is very function rich and fully customizable. Visit the Product Home Page for a updated summary of functions. More technical information can be found in the Full Development Guide. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
|Configure the software for non-English
CyberOffice eCommerce Software is fully equipped with universal language adaptability. Although at the moment you get a standard English version, this does not stop you from converting the programs into your own language. Following is an outline of the steps necessary to make the system work for you.
Contact email@example.com if you have any questions.