December 4, 2017

Deleting Magento Customer Address Programmatically

When upgrading Magento for one of our customers, we’ve realized somehow all the shipping information were half complete. It either had a region filled out without address or zip code. When you enter that customer’s profile and try to save it, it wouldn’t save because these are required fields. This was causing these old customers to purchase stuff from the store because they assumed their address was saved.

The best thing to do when you encounter such an issue with Magento is to clear saved addresses altogether. Our team has written a neat little script that would delete all the saved addresses given that you know their email addresses. This is easy to find out if you were to just export all customer profiles through Magento panel. Some might argue that you can do this Data Profiles Import/Export function. Unfortunately, Magento has a function to replace only if the value contains something. If you leave it blank, it wouldn’t touch that field. So you would still have the customers whose addresses are half filled with missing information.

I hope this helps someone in need 🙂

<?php
  include('app/Mage.php');
  Mage::app();  
  
  $customer_emails = array(
    "user1@example.com",
    "user2@example.com"
);
  
  foreach($customer_emails as $customer_email){
    
    echo $customer_email . "</br>";
    $customer = Mage::getModel("customer/customer");
    $customer->setWebsiteId(Mage::app()->getWebsite()->getId());
    $customer->loadByEmail($customer_email); //load customer by email id
    $customer_id = $customer->getId();
    
      echo $customer_id. "</br>";
      foreach ($customer->getAddresses() as $address)
      {
         $customerAddress[] = $address->toArray();
         
         $address->delete();
      }
      
    echo '<pre/>';print_r($customerAddress );
  }
  
  
?>

 

October 11, 2017

Get rid of .DS_Store files from GIT Repo on Mac OS X

Whether you are new to GIT repositories or an experienced developer, I am sure, at some point in using GIT, you must have come across these annoying .DS_Store files that seem to populate out of nowhere. It is a much apparent problem if you have enabled viewing hidden files.

What are they? DS_Store is a short form for Desktop Service Store that contains attributes of a folder and is created every single time a folder is navigated to. The more you navigate through your program source code, the more .DS_Store files you will end up finding. You can delete them but they will appear again.

I am okay with seeing them on my Mac but when you have an auto deployment script setup for GIT, you prefer not having these useless files on your Linux machine. We use a neat little auto deployment script which gets executed each time new updates are pushed to our repository. We have a repo for each of our business applications so it saves our developers plenty of time navigating their way through FTP programs and updating files through that.

To help address this issue, you can configure GIT globally to ignore .DS_Store files by executing this the following:

git config --global core.excludesfile ~/.gitignore

OR, if you already pushed some of these .DS_Store files, you can get rid of them from your repo in the following way. Go to the root of your app directory and execute the following command in terminal:

find . -name .DS_Store -print0 | xargs -0 git rm -f --ignore-unmatch

That will get rid of all recognition of .DS_Store in your repo. Next, add the .DS_Store to the ignore list. You can do that by simply creating a .gitignore file. Place the following in the .gitignore file at the root of your app directory.

.DS_Store

Save it as .gitignore and push the changes through. Voila! One less annoying problem to worry about 🙂 I am still giving thought towards publishing the source code for our Auto Deploy script 😉

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