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Add To Cart Button Redirect If Not In Stock

Thread began 12/20/2013 2:56 pm by bill173836 | Last modified 12/31/2013 10:37 pm by bill173836 | 1974 views | 16 replies |

bill173836

Add To Cart Button Redirect If Not In Stock

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bill173836

http://www.awinninglook.com/products-detail.php?ProductID=1000

In my store I'm using the products table as basic products and I've created a separate table for SKU option variations.
The administrator adds options then adds SKUs that are for all the options variations. The productsku table is set up like so.
skuID, skuProductID, skuNumber, skuColor, skuSize, skuUDO1, skuUDO2, skuUDO3, skuAvailable (skuUDO1-3 can be defined by the administrator)

Each SKU is defined by it's options variable. So the patron might choose Large Cappuccino or Small Blue each would have it's own SKU number.

My problem is: I want when the patron chooses products options that it will look at the productssku table and see which SKU has the options selected (skuProductID, skuColor & skuSize) it will look at the productsku table and determine which table matches that combination and then it needs to see if the skuAvailable is set to "No" or "Yes". If yes then it goes to the shopping cart page but, If "No" it goes to this error message:

http://www.awinninglook.com/products-detail.php?ProductID=1000&stock=0

Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

you will need to create a recordset that looks up the selected options to see if it is in stock, then hand code an if statement that performs the redirect based on the recordset results.

We can help implement this in a premiere support appointment:
http://www.webassist.com/premier_request.php

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bill173836

I think I follow you. I'll try that and if that doesn't work I'll use your premier service.

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bill173836

I added the search feature and now if the item is available it shows the correct information. While if the item is not available it shows. "This item is currently out of stock."

So my question now is how do I make it go to the shopping cart page if the item is available but stay on the page if it isn't?

http://www.awinninglook.com/products-detail.php?ProductID=1000

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bill173836

I think I've worked this out for the most part. My only problem that I can see no is that when the item is not available it's still putting the item in the cart is there a way to prevent that from happening?

http://www.awinninglook.com/products-detail.php?ProductID=1000

Upon thinking about it would a javascript hide show script be better to accomplish this that shows the in stock status whenever you change the menu items or is there a way to make the stock status update without submitting the form. That way you don't have to press the add to cart button unless it's in stock. Not sure how to approach that since I don't really write much javascript. I could be wrong but is that how you show the status in the PowerStore?

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

This would be done with server side php code and not javascript... you can add a recordset above the add to cart code that checks availability... then you can add code to redirect if there is no stock. A redirect before the add to cart would prevent the add to cart from happening and you could add a url parameter to conditionally show an "out of stock" message.

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bill173836

I thought thats what I had done. I used the search feature to narrow down the options, created the recordsets then created code that gives a message that the item is out of stock if the skuAvailable = No. I guess what I'm missing is how to update the available message whenever the menu list is changed so that the status is shown before the customer presses the Add to Cart button. Where did I go wrong? Thanks.

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

I think you would change:

php:
if($skuavailable == 'Yes'){

$gotourl = 'plugins/shopping-cart.php';
}else{
$gotourl = 'products-detail.php?ProductID='.$urlproduct;
};



to:

php:
if($skuavailable == 'Yes'){

$gotourl = 'plugins/shopping-cart.php';
}else{
$gotourl = 'products-detail.php?ProductID='.$urlproduct;
header("location: ".$gotourl);
die();
};



So that it redirects immediately if the item is not in stock before the item is added to the cart.

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bill173836

That didn't do it. Now it just tries to redirect automatically to an empty ProductID on page load. You can see what I mean here.

http://www.awinninglook.com/products-detail.php?ProductID=1000

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