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Upload and Store Shipping Method in Database

Thread began 6/20/2013 9:10 am by joerg431091 | Last modified 6/20/2013 11:54 am by joerg431091 | 531 views | 4 replies |


Upload and Store Shipping Method in Database

Hi all,

I hope someone can give me an ideas for the following problem:

We have 2 shipping methods in e-Cart (FedEx and USPS) that are chosen automatically depending on the total order amount. (Orders up to $50.00 ship USPS and orders exceeding $50.00 ship FedEx).

We needed to have the chosen shipping method included into the Database so we can download the correct shipping method from the DB into our Bookkeeping system.

So I created a new field in the DB (OrderShipMethod) and linked this in the "Store Cart Summary in Database" server behavior as follows: We applied the Session Value in the eCart [Present Shipping Title] which is <?php echo $eCart1->RuleLooperName("Shipping"); ?> to the new DB column [OrderShipMethod].

The problem is that always the first shipping method in eCart is uploaded to the database regardless of the order value in the cart.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks a lot.


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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

you need to loop through the shipping rules to find the one that has a value greater than 0 and use that to set the session:

for example:


['shipName'] = "";
if (!
$eCart1->Rules_EOF("Shipping")) {
    while (!
$eCart1->Rules_EOF("Shipping")) {
        if (
$eCart1->RuleLooperValue("Shipping") > 0) {
$_SESSION['shipName'] .= " ".$eCart1->RuleLooperName("Shipping")." ";

make sure that code comes before the store order summary code, go to the bindings panel, click the plus button and select Session variable, name the session binding shipName

in the store order summary behavior, use the shipName binding to store the shipping method.

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Hi Jason,

Thanks so much for your answer. It seem to work now.

CORRECTION: I must have included it incorrectly since I just noticed that it did still pull the first shipping method in the cart.

I now just receive the following error in the confirm.php page during checkout:

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/anderjoe/public_html/confirm.php:370) in /home/anderjoe/public_html/confirm.php on line 684

The order goes through and ship method seems to be inserted correctly but the confirm.php page does not change to the checkout_success.php page. I did put the code you provided directly above the "WA eCart Store Cart Summary in DB" code.

CORRECTION: The order does go through but the shipping method is still incorrect.

Where should I place the code so the order confirmation comes through?

Thanks again,


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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

when you added the code you must have left a bklank line between php tags, or a blank space after a closing php tag to cause that error.

look for blank lines between php tags at line 370

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Works absolutely PERFECT now.

Man you are the BEST!

Thanks a lot and have a great day.


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