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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(
    "[email protected]",
    "[email protected]"
);
  
  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 );
  }
  
  
?>

 

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#DEV

Clean up Magento CE Database Manually

I take no responsibility for this code. If you need it for Magento EE, please see this link. I highly recommend you take a backup of your database first. DO NOT execute these SQL statements on production database directly. Alternatively, use Magento Database Repair Tool.

--
-- Magento CE database clean-up
--
-- This will clean tables of junk and unnecessary stuff.
-- A full reindex is needed in Magento after cleaning up.
--
-- @author      Constantin Bejenaru <[email protected]>
-- @copyright   Copyright (c) Constantin Bejenaru (http://frozenminds.com/)
-- @license     http://www.opensource.org/licenses/mit-license.html  MIT License
--

/*!40101 SET @[email protected]@CHARACTER_SET_CLIENT */;
/*!40101 SET @[email protected]@CHARACTER_SET_RESULTS */;
/*!40101 SET @[email protected]@COLLATION_CONNECTION */;
/*!40101 SET NAMES utf8 */;
/*!40103 SET @[email protected]@TIME_ZONE */;
/*!40103 SET TIME_ZONE='+00:00' */;
/*!40014 SET @[email protected]@UNIQUE_CHECKS, UNIQUE_CHECKS=0 */;
/*!40014 SET @[email protected]@FOREIGN_KEY_CHECKS, FOREIGN_KEY_CHECKS=0 */;
/*!40101 SET @[email protected]@SQL_MODE, SQL_MODE='NO_AUTO_VALUE_ON_ZERO' */;
/*!40111 SET @[email protected]@SQL_NOTES, SQL_NOTES=0 */;



-- FLAT CATALOG (EDIT TABLE NAMES)
TRUNCATE `catalog_category_flat_store_1`;
TRUNCATE `catalog_category_flat_store_2`;

TRUNCATE `catalog_product_flat_1`;
TRUNCATE `catalog_product_flat_2`;


-- DO NOT EDIT BELOW, UNLESS YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING

-- Logs
TRUNCATE `log_customer`;
TRUNCATE `log_quote`;
TRUNCATE `log_summary`;
TRUNCATE `log_summary_type`;
TRUNCATE `log_url`;
TRUNCATE `log_url_info`;
TRUNCATE `log_visitor`;
TRUNCATE `log_visitor_info`;
TRUNCATE `log_visitor_online`;

-- Session
TRUNCATE `core_session`;
TRUNCATE `api_session`;

-- Cache
TRUNCATE `core_cache`;
TRUNCATE `core_cache_option`;
TRUNCATE `core_cache_tag`;

-- Index
TRUNCATE `index_event`;
TRUNCATE `index_process_event`;

-- Captcha
TRUNCATE `captcha_log`;

-- Sent to friend
TRUNCATE `sendfriend_log`;

-- Temp and index tables
TRUNCATE `catalog_category_anc_categs_index_tmp`;
TRUNCATE `catalog_category_anc_products_index_tmp`;
TRUNCATE `catalog_category_product_index_enbl_tmp`;
TRUNCATE `catalog_product_index_eav_decimal_tmp`;
TRUNCATE `catalog_product_index_eav_tmp`;
TRUNCATE `catalog_product_index_price_bundle_opt_tmp`;
TRUNCATE `catalog_product_index_price_bundle_sel_tmp`;
TRUNCATE `catalog_product_index_price_bundle_tmp`;
TRUNCATE `catalog_product_index_price_cfg_opt_agr_tmp`;
TRUNCATE `catalog_product_index_price_cfg_opt_tmp`;
TRUNCATE `catalog_product_index_price_downlod_tmp`;
TRUNCATE `catalog_product_index_price_final_tmp`;
TRUNCATE `catalog_product_index_price_opt_agr_tmp`;
TRUNCATE `catalog_product_index_price_opt_tmp`;
TRUNCATE `catalog_product_index_price_tmp`;
TRUNCATE `cataloginventory_stock_status_tmp`;

TRUNCATE `catalog_category_anc_categs_index_idx`;
TRUNCATE `catalog_category_anc_products_index_idx`;
TRUNCATE `catalog_category_product_index_enbl_idx`;
TRUNCATE `catalog_category_product_index_idx`;
TRUNCATE `catalog_product_index_eav_decimal_idx`;
TRUNCATE `catalog_product_index_eav_idx`;
TRUNCATE `catalog_product_index_price_bundle_idx`;
TRUNCATE `catalog_product_index_price_bundle_opt_idx`;
TRUNCATE `catalog_product_index_price_bundle_sel_idx`;
TRUNCATE `catalog_product_index_price_cfg_opt_agr_idx`;
TRUNCATE `catalog_product_index_price_cfg_opt_idx`;
TRUNCATE `catalog_product_index_price_downlod_idx`;
TRUNCATE `catalog_product_index_price_final_idx`;
TRUNCATE `catalog_product_index_price_idx`;
TRUNCATE `catalog_product_index_price_opt_agr_idx`;
TRUNCATE `catalog_product_index_price_opt_idx`;
TRUNCATE `cataloginventory_stock_status_idx`;



/*!40111 SET [email protected]_SQL_NOTES */;
/*!40101 SET [email protected]_COLLATION_CONNECTION */;
/*!40101 SET CHARACTER_SET_RESULTS[email protected]_CHARACTER_SET_RESULTS */;
/*!40101 SET [email protected]_CHARACTER_SET_CLIENT */;
/*!40014 SET [email protected]_UNIQUE_CHECKS */;
/*!40014 SET [email protected]_FOREIGN_KEY_CHECKS */;
/*!40101 SET [email protected]_SQL_MODE */;

/*!40103 SET [email protected]_TIME_ZONE */;
UNLOCK TABLES;

 

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#DEV

Magento Redirection to Old Site [FIX]

Recently, we had to setup a staging site for one of our customers. He runs one of the most popular online pharmacies in New Zealand. Here are some of the solutions we tried for the redirection problem. This is where Magento continues to redirect the website to the old URL. When you see this happening, try the following solutions.

1) Update base URL and secure base URL in the core_config_data table

2) TRUNCATE core_session table

3) Run the following Query in PHPMyAdmin

SET FOREIGN_KEY_CHECKS=0;
UPDATE `core_store` SET store_id = 0 WHERE code='admin';
UPDATE `core_store_group` SET group_id = 0 WHERE name='Default';
UPDATE `core_website` SET website_id = 0 WHERE code='admin';
UPDATE `customer_group` SET customer_group_id = 0 WHERE customer_group_code='NOT LOGGED IN';
SET FOREIGN_KEY_CHECKS=1;

4) Clear /var/cache/* and /var/session/* folders

5) Clear your Browser Cache/Cookies

6) CHMOD 777 the var directory to avoid having the system write in /tmp folder of your Server

7) Check your .htaccess file and make sure the URL there is changed especially if you have installed Magento in sub-folders

8) Make sure you clear APC cache

9) Make sure you have turned off Magento Compilation before backing up database and files

10) If you have set up sessions to be stored in database, you need to clear core

DELETE FROM core_session WHERE session_expires < UNIX_TIMESTAMP()

If all else fails, pray to God that you would find the right solution

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Magento Slow Backend but A Fast Frontend

Past two days has been a nightmare. We recently migrated all of our websites to Amazon Web Services (AWS), and the speed has been good. We love it. The infrastructure is excellent and so is the service we’re getting. I wouldn’t have a lot to say about their support, though. Unless you are a reasonably big enterprise which is spending a lot of dollars, you can’t afford their support packages. What I suggest from my personal experience is to subscribe to their developer support. If you get into issues relating to operating websites on their servers, they usually point you in the right direction. You will get a response generally within 24 hours which is ok.

The reason why I am writing this post is not to address that. It’s actually due to our experience with Magento. Over the past two days, I have learned so much about Magento E-Commerce Platform. One of our client who runs one of the biggest online pharmacies in New Zealand – YourChemist.co.nz hosts with us. The database is big, and so are the files. Migrating to AWS took a while, but we got there eventually. Since this website was so busy all through the day, the only time we could migrate had to be at midnight when it has the least amount of site traffic.

After migrating, we started noticing a significant problem. The speed of Magento’s backend or as some would address it as admin panel was terrible. So I did my little research on tackling this issue.