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Old 01-05-2016, 11:34 AM
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Default "provider" accounts in X-Cart 5?

Howdy. I've tried digging around in the documentation as well as searching on this topic and haven't had much luck.

In X-Cart 4 there is the concept of "usertype" with the stock usertypes being:

A (admin)
C (customer)
P (provider)

Provider level accounts are (as I understand) intended for vendor management of catalog items.

In the product table there is also a "provider" field which is used to denote where a given product came from. To my knowledge, this will normally be set to either "provider" (catalog item) or "custom" (local product specific to the given retailer).

In X-Cart 5 so far I cannot find anything that looks like an equivalent to this scheme. There are profile memberships which can affect site permissions but they do not seem to be intended as an equivalent to "usertype". I also do not see anything that seems like an equivalent to the "provider" column on products.

Is there an equivalent to "provider" usertype accounts in X-Cart 5? How about the "provider" column on the product table?

Any help appreciated.

PS: Not sure if this is in the correct sub-forum (was no obvious match for my question) so admin's please move if not in the right spot.
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Old 01-05-2016, 01:16 PM
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Default Re: "provider" accounts in X-Cart 5?

X-Cart 5 does not have providers. It does have Vendors if you use the Multi-Vendor Version:

X-Cart 4 (classic) Gold and Gold Plus really do not use the provider usertype. Only X-Cart platinum does.
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Old 01-05-2016, 03:29 PM
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Default Re: "provider" accounts in X-Cart 5?

Just to be on the safe side, here is the section of X-Cart 5 Knowledge Base talking about the multi-vendor functionality.
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