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eCart Checkout Wizard - not saving order details to database.

Thread began 8/12/2015 10:15 am by Nathon Jones Web Design | Last modified 9/03/2015 7:11 pm by Nathon Jones Web Design | 1419 views | 28 replies

Nathon Jones Web Design

The field is set, in the MySQL database table, to have a default value of "0".

The hidden form field on the checkout page is as follows for the Billing Address:
<input id="Company_Name" name="Company_Name" type="hidden" value="<?php echo $_SESSION['HoldForCollectionSESH']; ?>">

...and as follows for the Shipping Address:
<input id="Company_Name_2" name="Company_Name_2" type="hidden" value="<?php echo $_SESSION['HoldForCollectionSESH']; ?>">

This session value depends on whether someone clicks a "Hold for Collection" button on the view basket page (which nullifies the UPS Shipping). It stores a "1" as this session value, if clicked. However, a customer might not click this button (because they want the order delivered) in which case shouldn't it, when saving to database, just default to the database default value considering that value="" is being submitted?

On the view basket page I also have a "Deliver my Order" button which only appears AFTER the user has selected "Hold for Collection". Clicking the "Deliver my Order" button changes the session value to "0".

Should I set the database table to just allow NULL but also have a default value of 0?

One other thing...I'm using the following on the view basket page:
<?php if ($_SESSION["HoldForCollectionSESH"] <> 1) { ?>

In PHP, should this actually be:
<?php if ($_SESSION["HoldForCollectionSESH"] != 1) { ?>

Appreciate the advice, thank you.
NJ

EDIT: Setting the MySQL field to allow NULL has resolved it. I can only assume that submitting value="" to a MySQL field that has a default value set doesn't, in fact, mean that the default value will be entered by default. Only when NO value is attempted to be stored, like a TIMESTAMP field for example, does it do that.

Would appreciate clarification on <> and != though as I have that throughout the site. It does seem to work with <> but I'd rather have things correct otherwise I fear I just leave myself open to problems in the future.

Much appreciated.
NJ

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