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Displaying a description depending on drop down choices by customer...

Thread began 1/22/2015 10:13 am by Nathon Jones Web Design | Last modified 1/22/2015 3:48 pm by Jason Byrnes | 182 views | 4 replies |

Nathon Jones Web Design

Displaying a description depending on drop down choices by customer...

On our product page Ray coded, in a Premier Support incident, some AJAX (I think) that changes the price and the product code depending on the selection made by the customer in the available drop-down menus.

Here's the page:
http://www.ledwarehouseuk.com/LED-Lights-Bulbs.php?lbid=675

Just underneath the title is a small description which is taken from the "LEDmetadesc" field in our product database. This description only shows the description for the parent product.

How easy would it be to have this change to display the corresponding "LEDmetadesc" depending on the selections made by the customer, just like the product code and prices changes do?

I've provided FTP details below. Thank you.
NJ

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Nathon Jones Web Design

FTP details below...

Thank you.
NJ

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

in the price lookup.php file, i added the meta description column to the return columns as the last item:

<?php echo($row_rsAddToCartLookup['LEDprice']); ?>:<?php echo($row_rsAddToCartLookup['LEDproductcode']); ?>:<?php echo($row_rsAddToCartLookup['RemainingInventory']); ?>:<?php echo($row_rsAddToCartLookup['LEDmetadesc']); ?>




On the LED-Lights-Bulbs.php page, i added an ID to p tag for the meta description:

<p id="LEDmetadesc"><?php echo $row_rsPROD['LEDmetadesc']; ?></p>



and edited the updatePriceDisplay() function to set it from the ajax return:

if(priceInfo[3] != '') {
document.getElementById("LEDmetadesc").innerHTML = priceInfo[3];
}




It looks all the products are set with the same meta description at this time though.

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Nathon Jones Web Design

Superb stuff. Thank you Jason.

Will it matter if there is HTML in the content of the LEDmetadesc field?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

I dont think that should matter unless you are using it in a description meta tag also, which judging buy the name of the column, LEDmetadesc, it sounds like you are.

it is not valid markup to have HTML in meta tags.

on that subject, the title for that page:
<title><span class=”red”> <strong> Order now for 22nd January dispatch</strong></span></title>

has HTML embedded which is not valid markup.

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