Departments page updated

Please note that a new department management page has been added to the store admin.  The new page has the following enhancements:

Department import and export data format updated.

Import can now be scheduled for a later date or to occur at a regular interval for easy automatic updating.

Import can now be done from a url or by uploading a file.

Imports can now be done with only the required fields, all optional fields are not required to be in the file.  Any field not included will not be updated.

Exports can now be done with just certain columns included.

Exports can now be done to excel, tab delimited, or comma delimited file types instead of just tab delimited.

Export requests are now done in the background.  No need to stop other editing while waiting for a large export.

The department edit page no longer has a regular and advanced mode, instead we have added the settings link.  This link works the same as the one on design–>pages.  You can show or hide each individual field on the department page to suit your unique preferences for ease of editing.

The department grid now has searching capabilities.  Search for a particular department to limit the available list.

The department grid will now remember what page of the results you were on.  If you go to the edit page and then return to the grid you will be returned to the same page of the results.

If a search is enabled on the page and you later return to that page the last search will be reactivated.

If a parent department is removed, all sub departments will be moved up a level.

Help icons have been added to the add/edit department page for better understanding of what each field does.