Hudson, FL (PRWEB) February 18, 2008 - Chain Reaction Ecommerce, makers of the popular open source web store application CRE Loaded, announce the release of the ZenCart to CRE Loaded 6.2 database converter. This tool converts the database of an existing ZenCart 1.3.7 store into a file that can be merged with a new CRE Loaded 6.2 installation using the "Restore" button from the CRE Loaded Admin Backup tool. The script migrates; products, customers, orders, order total tables, configuration settings, and the address book. Users must have a working ZenCart 1.3.7 shopping cart and a separate working CRE Loaded store and is coded for Linux-based servers and may require some code adjustments to run on Windows-based servers.
"So many people move up to CRE Loaded from ZenCart each day that we realized we should have a tool to ease the migration process. We released an osCommerce to CRE Loaded converter a couple of months ago and it was a big hit, so this was a logical progression," explains Chain Reaction Ecommerce CEO, Michael Valverde.
Here is how it works: Users can simply upload the convert.php to their existing ZenCart store catalog folder. Then point their browser to the file (as in, www.somestore.com/convert.php) being careful to ensure the folder being pointed to is writable and the new file will be created in that folder. Then click "Convert" and download the file created and upload it to your CRE Loaded store placing it in the admin/backup folder. Finally, log into the CRE Loaded admin and use the backup/restore program to restore the new file to your new store. Both database conversion tools are available FREE here.