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Add "Special Instructions" textarea to checkout

Thread began 10/02/2012 5:17 pm by Joe Lowery | Last modified 10/03/2012 4:05 pm by Jason Byrnes | 491 views | 3 replies |

Joe Lowery

Add "Special Instructions" textarea to checkout

My client wants to add a text area to allow the customer pass a message (aka "Special Instructions) to be stored in the database. The site is using Authorize.net SIM - remote checkout.

How would I set that up?

Thanks - Joe

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

How are you storing order info to the database?

using the eCart store order summary and details on the confirm page?

Or using a return script?

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Joe Lowery

To answer your question, I'm using a variation on the order summary and details page on the Confirm page. However, I have mostly figured it out. I created a session variable by following the same pattern as your code for storing info entered into form fields - and also storing in the database. That all works. However, I tried to show it on the checkout_success page and it's not showing up. Shouldn't that work?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

yes, it should work, are other session showing on the confirm page?

you may need to add the following code at line 1 to force php to find the session:

php:
<?php @session_start() ?>



if you continue to have a problem, send a copy of the checkout success and confirm pages so i can examine the code.

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