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Sample WA Database - OPTIONS?

Thread began 5/11/2010 10:22 am by Art | Last modified 5/25/2010 4:18 pm by Art | 2846 views | 25 replies


Well, I finally got this working...really...

I thought I had figured out how to do this before; however, I ran into a long line of bugs that sent me around in circles.

The instructions were a little bit wrong too: some of the copy and the screen captures in the "How to do Options" page, did not mesh. Perhaps someone could look at that?

Anyways, I now want to display these "Options" on the "Shopping Cart" page where I display all the items selected for purchase.

Because the "selection" of options only pulls in the form value (ID) of the pull-down selection but not the label. In other words, it saves the value or the Option as an eCart Variable but it doesn't store the item label. And when I want to display this description, the only way I can think of doing this is to add an "if statement" to sort out what "option" they selected: (see below)

' Show IF Conditional region2
If (WA_eCart_DisplayInfo(CartName, "FrameID") = "") Then

Else If WA_eCart_DisplayInfo(CartName, "FrameID") = 1 Then %>
No Frame<%End If%>
<%If WA_eCart_DisplayInfo(CartName, "FrameID") = 2 Then%>
Black Frame<%End If%>
<%If WA_eCart_DisplayInfo(CartName, "FrameID") = 3 Then%>
Gold Frame<%End If%>
<%If WA_eCart_DisplayInfo(CartName, "FrameID") = 5 Then%>
Wood Frame<%End If%>
<%End If%>

To me, doing it like the above kind of ruins the whole point of having a dynamic site; this is especially true if there are a long line of possible "options."
How do I store this as an ecart variable that I can display in the line-item list of products?

How do I add an Option Description as an eCart Variable that is created when an item is selected from the pulldown and added to the cart?

Originally Said By: Jason Byrnes
  only if both options will increment the price.

In the tutorial, we where trying to illustrate both scenarios, options that DO NO effect (color) and options that DO effect price (size)

If in your case both options effect price, then yes, you will need to add the extra columns to account for it and adjust the calculations.  

That makes more sense.

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