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Accessing 'variables' across web pages

Thread began 7/20/2010 4:42 am by ian.schofield406785 | Last modified 7/20/2010 12:49 pm by ian.schofield406785 | 686 views | 2 replies |


Accessing 'variables' across web pages

Hi I'm new to web design so forgive me if this is obvious stuff! I'm looking to display the total number of items currently in the shopping cart and their total price and I want to display this information on each of my web pages.

Currently the ecart summary page includes a total price value but not the total number of items. But I don't even seem to be able to access the total price from other pages.

How do I get these values - do I have to feed them into my database in order to recover them and display them on other web pages - or can I make them variables that I can access from other pages?

Your help would be much appreciated.

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CraigRBeta Tester

to get you started, the easiest way to do this is go to Insert-->Webassist-->eCart-->Display Manager

From the pop-up. choose the display type 'quick cart'

this will display the number of items and the subtotal from the ecart array.

if you want to dig a bit deeper, look at the code, and you will see that the number of items and the subtotal are as follows, held in a table...

<td class="eC_QuickCartQuantity">: <strong><?php echo $cartname->TotalColumn("Quantity"); ?></strong></td>
<td class="eC_QuickCartTotal">Total: <strong><?php echo WA_eCart_DisplayMoney($cartname, $cartname->GrandTotal()); ?></strong></td>

where $cartname is the name of your cart instance.

if that is all you want, you can delete the superfluous button code

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Accessing 'variables' across web pages

Thanks for your help Craig... I was getting there (slowly) before picking up your reply, but hadn't been able to find the location of the total items variable, so your response was a big help... I've also been hand coding so it's nice to know I can do similar via the ecart Display Manager.

Thanks again...


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