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Store Ecart data in a Database

Thread began 9/05/2012 9:51 am by sabastian130416448 | Last modified 9/10/2012 11:49 am by Jason Byrnes | 1142 views | 3 replies |


Store Ecart data in a Database

I am looking for a pdf or a forum post where it gives details or rather a guide on how to save your cart with multiple products.

The products are taken from a dynamic table and a database with multiple tables housing the different products.

My whole online shop is working perfectly but am now looking to save my customers carts in the database so that they are able to continue shopping after they have closed their browser.

I had a look at using cookies but they are really limited in the amount of products that can be saved.

Each customer's order needs to be in a single row in the table so that I don't end up with hundreds of rows in the table.

Thanx in advance.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

you can use the store order summary and store order details to store the cart contents to a database.

you will need a cart summary and cart details table in your database. the cart details table will store the item information for items in the saved cart.

look at the eCommerce database in the Order Summary and Order details tables for a basic structure.

you should probably give a text box where they can name the cart, then in the cart summary behavior, save the date, cart name, and user ID. The cart summary will save the ID of the record that is inserted in a session variable.

in the cart details tables, bind the relational column to the session created by the order summary behavior, and bind the product columns to the cart bindings.

later when the user logs in, you can create a recordset that filters the order user column by their ID and show carts that the user has saved. when they click on one, pass tjhe order ID as a URL variable to filter another recordset that queries the cart details table.

use the Get Contents from recordset behavior to populate the cart with the saved order.

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Jason I am trying to follow but I am losing you a little. Well to be honest I am losing you a lot. Know where and how to save the data in the database but where do I find the cart summary behavior, how do I bind the relational column to the session created by the order summary behavior?

As you can see this is going to be an effort of note.

Isn't there a pdf or some thing that can show me step by step how to do this?

Thanx Jason.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

the eCart store cart summary and details behaviors can be added by going to the server behaviors panel, clicking the plus button and selecting eCart -> Database manipulation.

in the Details behavior, set the ID column to the relation column in the details table, click he lightning bolt icon next to the relation column and select the session that is created by the Summary behavior.

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