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How to populate radio button option to "add to cart" button

Thread began 4/04/2010 10:12 am by rikaG_510 | Last modified 4/06/2010 7:17 pm by Eric Mittman | 2662 views | 3 replies |


How to populate radio button option to "add to cart" button


I am building a shopping site with ecart (5.0.1) .
For options, some items have drop down list, which I managed to populate.
Now I'd like to add options with radio button as well. The layout is done already (see attachment.)

Radio buttons and option details are repeated with server behavior.
"add to cart" button is already added, but I can not figure out how to populate repetad option data to "add to cart" button.

So I looked for a solution in the forum, then I found one thread which might answer my question.

On the post on 04-09-2009, Ray suggests;

1) add a column to the cart to store it.
2) add the radio buttons to the add to cart button form
3) In the eCart add to cart server behavior set the column to be updated from that radio group by using the lightning bolt and bindings panel.

I have done 1) and 2) (for 1, I initially added one new colum for pull down menu option.)
But I can not find a way to do 3). It was simple and easy to do the same for pulldown menu option, but there is no options in bindings panel to choose radio group.
(also, do I need to "group" radio buttons in any ways??)

Could anyone give me a hint?

I copied my code for the form area including "add to cart" button.

Thank you in advance.

<form name="Swift_1_ATC_<?php echo $row_fin13_1S["ProductID"]; ?>" method="POST" action="<?php echo $_SERVER["PHP_SELF"]; ?><?php echo (isset($_SERVER["QUERY_STRING"]) && $_SERVER["QUERY_STRING"] != "")?"?".$_SERVER["QUERY_STRING"]:""; ?>">

<dl class="option_radio">
<?php do { ?>
<dt><input name="fin13_option" type="radio" value="<?php echo $row_fin13_1S_option['OptionName']; ?>" /></dt>
<dd><?php echo $row_fin13_1S_option['OptionName']; ?></dd>
<?php } while ($row_fin13_1S_option = mysql_fetch_assoc($fin13_1S_option)); ?>

<div align="right">
<input type="hidden" name="Swift_1_ID_Add" value="<?php echo $row_fin13_1S["ProductID"]; ?>" >
<input type="text" name="Swift_1_Quantity_Add" value="1" size="4" >
<input type="submit" class="eC_FormButton" value="Add to Cart" name="Swift_1_ATC" >


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Eric Mittman

I think that the problem you are having is because of how the radio option is set up. Currently you have the radio option inside of a repeat region. This is probably the reason that you can't see it when you select the lightning bolt icon.

One way that you can try to work around this is to remove the repeat region from around the radio element. When it is by itself you should be able to make the association with the proper cart column. Once you have set the binding for the column you should then add in the repeat region to make it have multiple options available.

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Hi Eric,

Thank you for your help,
I took the repeat region and was trying to figure out how.

And I realized I was thinking harder than it has to be.
I set the option as "hidden" on Add to cart server behavior's binding panel (set the recordset to option column as well), then changed the form type from "hidden" to "radio". Then I repeated the option, it now seems working just fine.

Sorry for the trouble!

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Eric Mittman

I'm glad to hear that you found a solution for this, that is a good idea changing the type of input then changing it back.

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