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adding coupon dynamically

Thread began 9/20/2016 11:03 am by Jose | Last modified 9/21/2016 4:15 pm by Ray Borduin | 1007 views | 19 replies |

Jose

adding coupon dynamically

Hello, I followed this tutorial to add coupon codes from database (First off, you should follow the solution recipe for static coupon codes to get coupon codes working. That tutorial can be found In the Solution Recipes section of the eCart Support Page titled "Creating a Coupon system for your eCart store":
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To convert that to be database driven:

1) Create a table in your database to hold the coupon codes. it should have a structure similar to:
couuponID - Auto Number, Primary key Column.
couponCode - varchar
couponAmount - double


To add a coupon code of "test" that will give a 10% discount, you would create the follwoing record:
couponID | couponCode | couponAmount
1 | test | 0.10

2) Next is to add a recordset to the page to lookup the coupon amount based on the code the user enters.

On the server behaviors panel, click the plus button and select Recordset. In Simple view, set the record set to use the coupon table we created. Set the name of the recordset to "rsCoupon" In the Filtering Section, set it to filter the couponCode column Equal to the Form Variable txtPromoCode, this is name of the text box created in the coupon code system tutorial.

3) Now we need to create another session variable to hold the discount amount. On the server behaviors panel, click the plus button and select eCart -> General -> Set Session Value. Set the trigger to "recordset rsCoupon Not Empty". Set the name of the session variable to "PromoAmount". Click the lightning bolt next to value, expand the rsCoupon recordset and select the couponAmount column.

4) The PromoCode session variable needs to be modified as well. Set the trigger to "recordset rsCoupon Not Empty" so it will only get set if the promcode sexists in the database.

5) The last step is to modify the Promotional Discount rule in eCart. Remove the "If Session variable == WebAssist" triger.

Add a new trigger "Session variable exists "PromoCode""

Add another trigger "Session variable exists "PromoAmount""

Then Modify the charge rule "Bases on Cart SubTotal "Times" "$_SESSION['PromoAmount']"

so that the discount will use the value stored in the session variable from the database.) I did almost but at step 3 I lost myself so please I would like you explend a little bit what this line means (Set the trigger to "recordset rsCoupon Not Empty".) I have recordset srCoupon but I don't find the this "Not Empty"

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

You should have "not empty" triggers in your set session value server behavior. Make sure you are using a standard recordset and not MySQLi.

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Jose

Ok I understand now. But, for example which I have to set. Any post or it should be different? I talking about the first field. Because the other two are very clear I only need to know what goes in the first Tigger

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

Are you still referring to the trigger for setting the PromoCode session? it should be set to: "recordset rsCoupon Not Empty"

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Jose

Yes, but this is what I don't understand "recordset rsCoupon Not Empty" when I expand to Tigger to I can't find this "recordset rsCoupon Not Empty" I find rsCoupon but Not Empty I don't find that

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

This is the Trigger field? I see it in mine. Does the recordset show in the Server Behaviors panel?

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Jose

Yes, it shows all three fields I have. For example: Id field, varchar field and double field. Question. Do I need separate form? Because I just use the ecart form and I add two more things. Example: one input and one button

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

This is the "Save in Session" server behavior? Can you send a screen shot?

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Jose

I am not at home now but I will send you a screenshot tomorrow and you see what it's missing when you have time.

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Jose

Hello Ray, I am sending the screen shot so you can see the code better. I included a screen shot of variable session

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