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Shipping rule based on Postcode

Thread began 1/30/2010 10:10 am by jon9173 | Last modified 2/01/2010 1:12 pm by Jason Byrnes | 821 views | 2 replies |

jon9173

Shipping rule based on Postcode

Hi

I need to be able to set up a shipping rule based on the first three charactors of the postcode in the shipping address. Within the Ecart Object I can set eCartCheckoutForm_shipping_postcode session variable == NE3 which produces the following in the WA_eCart_definition_PHP.php file:

function WAEC_WA_Store_Cart_FreeDelivery() {
$totalShipping = 0;
if (true && (($this->InCart("1") == true) && ((isset($_SESSION['eCartCheckoutForm_shipping_postcode'])?$_SESSION['eCartCheckoutForm_shipping_postcode']:"") == "NE3"))) {
$totalShipping += 0;//Result
}

What I want though is to only check the first three charactors so if someone enters NE3 123 the rule will still be applied.

There doesnt seem to be the option to do this within the Dreamweaver eCart Object box so I assume I need to make a change to the definition file.

Unfortunately I am not very fluent in PHP but believe I need to add a substr command somwhere to only look at the first 3 charactors of the 'eCartCheckoutForm_shipping_postcode' variable but I am not sure where it should go.

Please can you help?

Thanks

Jon

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jon9173

Hi

I managed to get this working using:

function WAEC_WA_Store_Cart_FreeDelivery() {
$totalShipping = 0;
if (true && (($this->InCart("1") == true) && ((isset($_SESSION['eCartCheckoutForm_shipping_postcode'])?substr($_SESSION['eCartCheckoutForm_shipping_postcode'],0,3):"") == "NE3"))) {
$totalShipping += 0;//Result

as I dont really know PHP, I would still appreciate anyones view on a better way to do this or even better if there is a way I can do it using eCart object in Dreamweaver rather than editing the WA_Store_Cart_PHP.php file.

Thanks

Jon

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

The only way to do this without editing the eCart Object is to add another Set Session Value server behavior to the confirm page that will get the first three characters of the post code.


On the server behaviors panel, click the plus button and select eCart -> General -> Set Session Value. Select "Any form Post" for the trigger, set the name to something like "First3PostCode". For the value, click the lightning bolt and select the shipping_postcode form element. this will add code similar to:

php:
<?php echo ((isset($_POST["shipping_postcode"]))?$_POST["shipping_postcode"]:""); ?>




you will need to modify this to use the substr function:

php:
<?php echo ((isset($_POST["shipping_postcode"]))?substr($_POST["shipping_postcode"],0,3):""); ?>




Now when creating the rule in the eCart object, instead of using the "eCartCheckoutForm_shipping_postcode" session variable, use the "First3PostCode" session variable.

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