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Already in Cart Message...

Thread began 10/04/2011 9:18 am by daniel279790 | Last modified 10/06/2011 4:40 am by daniel279790 | 642 views | 4 replies |


Already in Cart Message...

Hello there
Is there an easy way to add a line of text on my product listings page if a product has already been added to the shopping cart?

Something like 'You have already added 2 of this product in your cart' to be display near the 'Add to Cart' button.

I'm guessing it's some simple PHP coding but I can't seem to get it working.

I'm using eCart 4 on a PHP page in Dreamweaver CS5.

Many Thanks in advance.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

to check if an item is in the cart, you need to know the ID for the item, for example, if the ID is 12, you could use the following if statement:
if($<yourCartName>->InCart("12") == true)

you could show how many of item 12 are in the cart using this code:
$<yourCartName>->ConditionalTotal("Quantity", "ID", "12")

to show your custom message, the fill code would look like:

<?php if($<yourCartName>->InCart("12") == true) { ?>

You already have <?php echo($<yourCartName>->ConditionalTotal("Quantity""ID""12")); ?> of this item in your cart.
<?php ?>

NOTE: in this sample code, you need to replace "<yourCartName>" with the name of your eCart object.

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Hi Jason

Thanks for responding, that works great when I know the product ID. But how would I re-work the code if the Product ID is dynamic.

So instead of... ->InCart("12") == true)

It needs to be something like... ->InCart("$row_recordset1['ID']") == true)

But that doesn't work.
Any ideas how to change it?


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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

remove the quotes around the recordset.instead of:


if your still having a problem, send a copy of the page in a zip archive so I can see the entire code in context,

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Hi again Jason

Thats sorted it perfectly.

many Thanks for your Help :)

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