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Thread began 6/29/2010 6:03 pm by designate407706 | Last modified 7/01/2010 4:00 pm by CraigR | 957 views | 6 replies |

designate407706

How do I get started?

Been through the quickstart guide. It has absolutely no explanation of what each of the pages actually does. I can guess - the names are descriptive, but why is there no actual manual?

I have 3 products with 4 colors each. Should be simple.

But you have no instructions anywhere on how to set up DataAssist for such a thing.

Can someone help me?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

the in depth help documentation can be accessed through Dreamweaver by going to Help -> WebAssist -> DataAssist -> Help.

It can also be accessed online:
index.htm

what specifically are you trying to accomplish?

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designate407706

trying to build a store

I'm trying to build the functionality into crowwatches.com to be able to buy any of 3 watch designs in 4 colors each.

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CraigRBeta Tester

There are a number of ways of achieving this, depending on the products

imagine you have a table in your database called items.

in items, you could have 12 rows of data, one for each design/colour combination.

if there are essentially 3 designs, which are identical, except for colour, i would have 2 tables, one with the 3 designs, and a linked table with the 4 colours.

further to this, you could have 3 tables, one for the basic watch, a separate one for the design and a third for the colour.

how you decide to do it is dependent on trying not to have any redundant data, ie not have the same information entered several times.

Ultimately, the 'relational tables' model is most flexible, but takes a bit longer to master.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

are all three watch designs available in the same colors?

you really dont need a database with such a small data set. With only three items, you would be better of creating a static store.

Create three pages, one for each product.

In the eCart object, create a new column for Color, check the unique attribute.


In each of the thee pages, you will add an eCart add to cart button. On the bindings panel, select each cart column and enter the information for that particular watch.

For the color column, select the Updateable form Select list option.


You can then populate the list with the colors that the watch is available in.

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designate407706

Thanks guys.

Watch1 (4 colors: blue, purple, red, yellow), Watch2 (5 colors: Black, green, orange, purple, white), Watch3 (4 colors: black, red, white, blue).

3 watches - a total of 8 colors

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CraigRBeta Tester

As Jason suggested, for only 3 products, a static site would be good enough, unless you were planning on expanding your product range in the near future.

This thread is in the dataassist forum, maybe it should be in eCart ?

You probably don't need dataassist if going for a static site.

Add the colour options to the select list, as appropriate for each watch

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