How to generated OXID, OXIDParent Colums from database

Hi Guys,

I have a question regarding the 3 fields in the database. How can I generate the OXID ,OXIDPARENTID and OXARTNUM are they hashed or md5?, I am creating a c# application that would encode products to oxarticles table but I dont have an idea on how to insert it there those values so the products can be seen online while encoding in my c# app.

Please let me know that is my concern right now.

Thanks Guys for your good help.

OXID ,OXIDPARENTID: You can use anything unique, Oxid generates them like this:


    public function generateUId()
    {
        return substr( md5( uniqid( '', true ).'|'.microtime() ), 0, 32 );
    }

OXARTNUM is the article number used by the shop owner.

Thanks leofonic,

Do you have an idea on,

What is the purpose of OXPARENTID? does that mean sub description for the items? or it is a sub details for the products like the pictures for the sideview top view or etc…

Please let me know, I am so newbie in OXid.

thanks a lot guys
Barry

OXPARENTID is the OXID of the Parent Product in case the product is a variant product.

Have a look at the demodata, you can see how it works there.