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Client Run Coupon System

Thread began 8/06/2012 11:28 am by elevy388997 | Last modified 8/06/2012 2:52 pm by Jason Byrnes | 437 views | 3 replies |

elevy388997Beta Tester

Client Run Coupon System

Is there a way to setup a "Coupons" link in the admin back end for a site that allows the client to setup the coupon rules and name? It seems like the tutorials setup coupons ahead of time with the wizard then they are allowed to be used on the site. And do I need to add any columns in the eCommerce Database or is it all handled during the wizard? If so, is this true for most extensions in that if we want an "advanced" function, the wizard will create the necessary tables and columns if needed? With eCart being able to do all these neat functions, I find myself wanting to add them later but don't know if I need to hand create the database items or not.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

setting up a system like you are asking about would require quire quite a bit of hand coding to accomplish and is not supported.

it is possible to make the coupon code and amount data base driven, but making the discount name database driven is the tough part.

See the following thread for details on setting up database driven coupon codes.
showthread.php?t=21482


as far as creating the database tables, that would need to be done manually, eCart wont create the tables for a coupon code system for you.

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elevy388997Beta Tester

Thanks Jason, you are very helpful dealing with us new comers. One final question. Should I have one database containing all my tables or separate everything? So far I have been setting up 3 databases per website - site_CMS ; site_eCommerce ; site_eCart.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

as long as all of the table have separate names, there is no need for multiple databases, I would use one database only myself. using 3 databases would mean that you need 3 connections to the server for each page. If you have a shared hosting environment, the server will likely have a fairly low number of allowed connections, you will hit that limit a lot sooner if you use 3 databases.

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