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Thread began 11/03/2009 3:48 pm by gdeac284426 | Last modified 11/12/2009 5:36 pm by steven348539 | 1962 views | 10 replies |

gdeac284426

eCart Options

I am looking for help in Programing the following Options on
product pages

All product pages need to have the option range in the (Admin option groups area)
( width-inches) (12" to210" ) & (1/8",1/4" etc. to 7/8", 1")
( height-inches) (12"to120" ) & ( 1/8",1/4" etc. to 7/8", 1")

Here is a better example.
Every product page has the width inches + 1/8, 1/4, 3/8, etc.
Every product page has the height inches + 1/8, 1/4, 3/8, etc.


This would be the client / customer area shown on the right side of the page

fusion.html

balcony_skylight_shades.html

starburst-arch-shades.html

fusion.html

antique-glass-ball-estate-wrought-iron-drapery-rod-set.html

I hope this explains the need Blinds Shades & Drapery are all measured by the fraction of inch
on a price grid each increment can change the price thus the need to adjust the price in the code depending where
the size falls Width or length

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Eric Mittman

Thanks for the links, this helps a bit. So you would like to modify this implementation that currently exists or are you working in another site?

When it comes to the pricing being based on what values the user is selecting how exactly is the price calculated? What are the factors for calculating the price?

This will be a very custom implementation but I will be glad to give you any advice or pointers that I can based on the requirements you have.

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gdeac284426

Options Array

Thanks Eric for the reply

I am working on a total new site
I have experimented with several platforms
x-cart for one, and Magento
I have Joomla-VitureMart loaded at www.tatteredwindow.net at this time.

If you go to the following link and look at the source code it will display all
the code and show the pricing which would have to be put in through an options
pannel in the Admin backend, that is my best guess as I am not a expert on how and
where it can be done. I have it printed as a PDF 60 pages,

antique-glass-ball-estate-wrought-iron-drapery-rod-set.html

I have considered PowerStore™ 2 but will not do anything untill I can find
the solution to the Array Option for one of the platforms.

If and when you have to reinstall the program the custom implementation needs to be able
implemented at that time, either as a mod, plugin etc. othewise you would have to start
from scratch everytime.

In my searches it seems like India has reasonable option as far as pricing
One of my concerns is the access to a server from somewhere else in the world,

I use dreamweaver, is it possiable to code from there there?

Thanks in advance for your suggestions

Gary Deacon

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gdeac284426

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Gary

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Eric Mittman

This type of options based pricing is not a feature of eCart so it would be a completely custom implementation. In order to help you get things going I will need very specific requirements when it comes to how you would like the prices to be determined based on the selections. Knowing and understanding the specific criteria that will be involved in the pricing is key. If this criteria has not yet been determined you will need to review the overall requirements and determine how you would like the pricing to be applied based on the selections of the user.

I assume you talking about the hosting when you mention India, any host that is accessible from the internet should work, however it may be difficult to contact support or resolve problems with your host if any occur.

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gdeac284426

Options Based Pricing

The India thing was for coding.
I use a godaddy based server group that is very responsive no problem there

The best explanation is the visual source code this is a must see
If you go to the following link and look at "click / view / source / in your browser
it will display all the code and show the pricing which would have to be put in through an options pannel in the Admin backend, "as pricing is always changing".

If you watch the price change as you select the different sizes you would see
not all increments change the price

antiqu...y-rod-set.html

A grid example very elementry

width ------ 12" 24" 36" 48"
length 12" $48 56 59 65
length 24" $58 60 68 70
length 36" $65 72 75 81

The price changes on the increment from example @ 24" wide x 36"length
through 35" & 7/8 to 36"
from $72 and goes to $75

The range of both would need

( width-inches) (12" to210" ) & (1/8",1/4" etc. to 7/8", 1")
( height-inches) (12"to120" ) & ( 1/8",1/4" etc. to 7/8", 1")

Again I wondered if PowerStore™ 2 would be a better fit?

Ps the other links in the previous post all work in the same manner

One thing to keep in mind there is no set formula in the grids of a manufactures
Price list / Im sure they have a formula of some kind really dosen't matter here

Thanks Eric
Gary

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Eric Mittman

I think this is a little too involved of a task for the Power Store, the problem is the ranges bit. To make it work in Power Store you would have to configure each possible combination and set a price for it on a per item basis. This is not something that I would recommend.

Another way to do this may be to have a table in your db that will hold the lengths and have columns for the widths, 12, 24 etc.

You could then in your code select the appropriate column values based on the entries of the user. There are no features or interfaces of eCart that would help you craft this setup, it will be completely custom.

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gdeac284426

Custom

Thanks Eric

Can you point me to a programer that could contract for the work
Most of the cart programs use Mods or Plug-ins for this type of need

Thanks Gary

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Eric Mittman

I think you would get a quick response to post this request in our jobs board, there are some good developers there who I'm sure could help you get this implemented quickly.

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gdeac284426

Options Array programming

Thanks Eric
Hello

I am working on a total new e-commerce site, and looking for quotes on a variant array and programming code for one of the e-commerce platforms. I have experimented with several platforms x-cart, Magento and have also considered PowerStore™ 2 from webassist as it works with Dreamweaver.
I presently have a clean install of Magento loaded at index.php at this time.
In the admin back-end of most carts the options are covered except for the width and length increments as it used in my specific application of blinds, shades, drapery or anything that need a specific range selection.

The best explanation is the visual source code the following link this is a must see to explain the option needed.
When you go to the following link and look at "click / view / source / in your browser and scroll down to the variants array: it will display all the code and show the pricing which would have to be put in through an options panel in the Admin back-end, "as pricing is always changing.”

antique-glass-ball-estate-wrought-iron-drapery-rod-set.html

amella-curtains-drapery.html

If you watch, the price change as you select the different sizes on the front end you would see not all increments change the price on the front end

A sample grid example very elementary

width ---- 12" 24" 36" 48"
length 12" $48 56 59 65
length 24" $58 60 68 70
length 36" $65 72 75 81

The price changes on the increment from example @ 24" wide x 36"length
through 35" & 7/8 to 36"
from $72 and goes to $75

The range of both options need to range in the following increments.
( width-inches) (12" to 210" ) & (1/8",1/4" etc. to 7/8", 1")
( height-inches) (12" to120" ) & ( 1/8",1/4" etc. to 7/8", 1")

One thing to keep in mind there is no set formula in the grids of a manufactures’
price list / I'm sure they have a formula of some kind really doesn't matter here.

• The Question is, if and when you have to reinstall the total program and database the custom implementation needs to be able re-implemented at that time, as either a Mod, / Plug-in etc. Otherwise, you would have to start from scratch everytime.
• As pricing is fluid the need to adjust it in the administration back-end is a crucial factor.

Not having a programming background, you may have other ideas and suggestions
Please feel free to elaborate.

Thank you,

Gary

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