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Dynamic Discounts

Thread began 10/05/2009 1:39 pm by Timespider | Last modified 10/05/2009 5:49 pm by Timespider | 1355 views | 3 replies |


Dynamic Discounts

Hello, I have the coupon discount working & a discount if user is logged in working that is statically set to 5% (* 0.05). Now my problem is how to get this 0.05 value from the database. In the members table I have this value but it may change if the member is a frequent shopper etc which is why it needs to come from the DB. I have a recordset that gets the value on the cart page.

I have tried a few things & read this article here but this article is like the coupon & I don't want them to submit any form. I don't know whether to bind a new column or set a new eCart session, if its a session what trigger & value do I give it. I have attached the screen shot of the logged in discount so hopefully someone can help me out.

Any help appreciated. Chris

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

Just to make sure I understand correctly,

In your users table, you will include a discount column? So the discount percentage will be set on a user by user basis?

Are you using SecurityAssist for login?

If all of the above is true, on the login page, double click the SecurityAssist Authenticate user Server behavior.

On the third page of the wizard, you can select database columns to store in session variables when the user logs in. Click the Plus button and select the Discount column to store the discount percentage from the users table to a session variable

In the eCart discount rule for the calculation, replace 0.05 with $_SESSION['<Session Var Name>']

where <Session Var Name>is the name of the session variable.

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No SecurityAssist

Hi Jason, no I'm not using SecurityAssist, I use Kolection from old InterACT & not the Adobe addt.

I have now (after reading your reply) created a login session bound to the discount column in the DB called kt_standaeddiscount_usr

So now I have it, do I go to discounts & instead of

0.05 replace with $_SESSION['<kt_standaeddiscount_usr>']

I have loaded a screen shot of the new one & have used

"if session variable exists" times $_SESSION['<kt_standaeddiscount_usr>']

this is not working either. Should I be using "based on a session value"?

Thanks Chris

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Done It

Thanks Jason. I have got it working. Just needed a push in the right direction, my problem was simple, I was putting the php tags in as well %^&*.

For any one else who has a similar problem, this is how it worked for me.

I created another session on the login page that's bound to my members DB column that holds their discounts as a "double" variable type. So it looks like this in the DB 0.05

Then I put a hidden field in my login form that has the new session value. Then when they login they receive their personal discount.

The screen shot in this post shows my set up on the discount tab in the cart object

I had to logout then login again to see it work the first time.

Thanks again Jason. Chris

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