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Thread began 11/03/2009 3:48 pm by gdeac284426 | Last modified 11/12/2009 5:36 pm by gdeac284426 | 1738 views | 10 replies

gdeac284426

Options Array programming

Thanks Eric
Hello

I am working on a total new e-commerce site, and looking for quotes on a variant array and programming code for one of the e-commerce platforms. I have experimented with several platforms x-cart, Magento and have also considered PowerStore™ 2 from webassist as it works with Dreamweaver.
I presently have a clean install of Magento loaded at index.php at this time.
In the admin back-end of most carts the options are covered except for the width and length increments as it used in my specific application of blinds, shades, drapery or anything that need a specific range selection.

The best explanation is the visual source code the following link this is a must see to explain the option needed.
When you go to the following link and look at "click / view / source / in your browser and scroll down to the variants array: it will display all the code and show the pricing which would have to be put in through an options panel in the Admin back-end, "as pricing is always changing.”

antique-glass-ball-estate-wrought-iron-drapery-rod-set.html

amella-curtains-drapery.html

If you watch, the price change as you select the different sizes on the front end you would see not all increments change the price on the front end

A sample grid example very elementary

width ---- 12" 24" 36" 48"
length 12" $48 56 59 65
length 24" $58 60 68 70
length 36" $65 72 75 81

The price changes on the increment from example @ 24" wide x 36"length
through 35" & 7/8 to 36"
from $72 and goes to $75

The range of both options need to range in the following increments.
( width-inches) (12" to 210" ) & (1/8",1/4" etc. to 7/8", 1")
( height-inches) (12" to120" ) & ( 1/8",1/4" etc. to 7/8", 1")

One thing to keep in mind there is no set formula in the grids of a manufactures’
price list / I'm sure they have a formula of some kind really doesn't matter here.

• The Question is, if and when you have to reinstall the total program and database the custom implementation needs to be able re-implemented at that time, as either a Mod, / Plug-in etc. Otherwise, you would have to start from scratch everytime.
• As pricing is fluid the need to adjust it in the administration back-end is a crucial factor.

Not having a programming background, you may have other ideas and suggestions
Please feel free to elaborate.

Thank you,

Gary

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