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Setting Session Variables Question

Thread began 3/25/2011 2:21 pm by Brad Lawryk | Last modified 3/25/2011 4:19 pm by Jason Byrnes | 750 views | 3 replies |

Brad Lawryk

Setting Session Variables Question

Hi guys,

Can the 'Set Session Variable' option be used in a setting that is not a cart?

Basically what I am trying to do is to use the eCart Set Session to set a session variable based on a parameter from a recordset. Seems to set up fine and the code seems correct, but the sessions remain blank?

Is there anything else that has to be done to use the Set session Variable in a different setting?

Brad

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

yes, the set session variable behavior can be used outside of eCart (it is also included with the cookies toolkit extension)

If the session is not displaying, here things to check:
1) on any page that you are using a session value, you need to instantiate the session.

in other words, any page that you use:
<?php echo($_SESSION['sessionName']); ?>

to output the session value, you must include this code at line 1 to force PHP to "see" the session collection:
<?php if(!session_id()) session_start(); ?>


2) when using a recordset value in a session, double check the code order. make sure the recordset code is before the set session value code.

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Brad Lawryk

Originally Said By: Jason Byrnes
  2) when using a recordset value in a session, double check the code order. make sure the recordset code is before the set session value code.  



Doh! Sometimes the problem is so obvious a person can't see it. This was the issue.

Thanks

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

glad to hear it is working.

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