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currency switcher

Thread began 12/03/2013 9:24 pm by lightwalker | Last modified 12/06/2013 3:44 pm by Jason Byrnes | 1000 views | 3 replies |

lightwalkerBeta Tester

currency switcher

Dear Webassist,
I am wanting to add a currency switcher to my ecart installation. I am storing the cart as a cookie and would like to be able to do something like when a user changes the currency on a form to loop through the carts contents and update the Price to a new price from a DB table, then repackage the cart cookie with the updated prices. I assume I can use the function UpdateCart(), but I am unclear as to how this function works.

The new currency prices are held in a DB table. Is is possible to run a loop and update all items prices to the new currency? And does UpdateCart() rebuild the cookie once it is updated? Or is there a better way to do this using the built in ecart function?

How would you suggest I do this.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

on changing the currency, you would need to loop through the cart and save all the item ids to a comma separated list.

clear the cart

create a recordset to return the items that had been in the cart using the coma separated list:

SELECT * FROM Products WHERE ProductID IN (<comma separated list>)

then use the populate cart from recordset behavior to repopulate the cart with the correct currency. It will take some hand coding top accomplish this.

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lightwalkerBeta Tester

Thank you Jason, that worked perfectly and so much simply that the way I was trying to do it. Thank you so much for your suggestion.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

You're welcome, glad to hear it is working.

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