Having a little issue and wondering if anyone can help.
Working with a site that relies heavily on monthly customer imports to keep a current subscriber list, and availability groups to manage the content available to the subscribers. While looking around for a better solution than importing and then assigning groups (which is a pain) I came across the free VC module Customer Import/Export with Groups. This would be perfect for my needs, except there's a problem. The export portion of the VC module installs and works like a beauty. The import portion, not so much. When I try to install the import module, I get this error: "The module: Viking Coders Import Customers with groups is already installed". I suspect since this module is a modified version of the stock import module, Miva is mistakenly thinking the two are the same. Normally I would just update the stock import module with the newer VC one, but sometime between PR-7 and now the stock module had its version updated to 5.8001 while the VC module's version is 5.501, so no love there. Next step was to try to remove the stock module from the store, but it has a refcount of 1 and won't let me uninstall. I was able to successfully install the VC import module locally, by altering the refcount in the module table and uninstalling. This is not an option with the store I'm working on, I don't have access to the tables. My other thought was to use Toolkit to run a mivascript update of the tables from a page template, but alas- The store doesn't have Toolkit. I'd contact VC, but I'm afraid I don't have time to wait that long as I can't imagine they would consider it a priority to update the version # for a free module.
Thanks for reading my wall of text, I hope your eyes aren't bleeding too badly. Keeping my fingers crossed that someone will have a clever solution.