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First off, iPage Hosting and Bitnet hosting Domain? Thanks for any response. Second question of mine... I am a web developer and have a client that would like to sell a product online that has customs sizes..

They are accordion doors..

The pricing from my clients manufacturer is broken down into categories (example 6'-8' width are $200.00) but the actual product purchased by the online customer.

Would be a custom size example (83-1/2"). That size fits into that bracket price but the client would be inputing the widths and heights that would be infinitely variable.

So I could write a JavaScript on the iPage site the would allow the online user to enter into a form, the custom dimensions, model, etc and my JS would calculate which price category that dimension etc. fits into and the price ends up in a Form field or text box within the web-page Form page..

Is there a plugin or module that could dynamically take that price, that is a result of my JavaScript calculations and insert that into the part of a your shopping cart or some other shopping cart where it says the price to "buy now"..

Also could this cart do those calculations as JavaScript may be slow or cumbersome.

Since there are nine different series of products with 15 or so colors and the sizes almost infinitely variable, a database would not really work. This would also give the online user way to many choices that would confuse them and they would want to call my client anyway which is what we are trying to avoid..

The end result being that my client gets the online order by email with the custom sizes so that it could be ordered from my clients manufacturer, and that would be done by the normal form handling process, I could do with CGI, if I had to, and the shopping cart would forward the purchase information onto the credit card company or to a file that could be logged into daily to get the CC numbers and orders..

Jonny..

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Hmm... I need to find out myself. I don't know what is the answer. I'll do some investigation and get back to you if I find an anything. You should email the people at iPage as they probably could give you help..

Comment #1

Just found out it is a Unix server..

Will this work on a Unix server??.

I appreciate your response that make s a lot of sense..

Comment #2

Yep it works on Unix, you will need PHP/MYSQL installed...

Comment #3

Hey great..

To do the server sided calculations, is this a module or script that exists or would I find someone here to write it or would I have to pay someone to write it..

I am very new to this and I very much appreciate all of your help.

Jonathan..

Comment #4

I will ask this question again as I don't beleive I received a response form the other day.

1)- The server sided calculations, is this a module or script that exists or would I find someone here to write it??.

2)- Would I have to pay someone to write it..

I am very new to this and I very much appreciate all of your help from all of you.

Thank you.

Jonathan..

Comment #5

1. it is a script you would need to write..

2. if you 'hire' someone you would most likely have to pay for it...

Comment #6

So how would I find someone here and how much would that cost.

Thank you very much for your help.

Jonny..

Comment #7

I am a web developer and have a client that would like to sell a product online that has customs sizes..

They are accordion doors..

The pricing from my clients manufacturer is broken down into categories (example 6'-8' width are $200.00) but the actual product purchased by the online customer.

Would be a custom size example (83-1/2"). That size fits into that bracket price but the client would be inputing the widths and heights that would be infinitely variable.

So I could write a JavaScript on the iPage site the would allow the online user to enter into a form, the custom dimensions, model, etc and my JS would calculate which price category that dimension etc. fits into and the price ends up in a Form field or text box within the web-page Form page..

Is there a plugin or module that could dynamically take that price, that is a result of my JavaScript calculations and insert that into the part of a your shopping cart or some other shopping cart where it says the price to "buy now"..

Also could this cart do those calculations as JavaScript may be slow or cumbersome.

Since there are nine different series of products with 15 or so colors and the sizes almost infinitely variable, a database would not really work. This would also give the online user way to many choices that would confuse them and they would want to call my client anyway which is what we are trying to avoid..

The end result being that my client gets the online order by email with the custom sizes so that it could be ordered from my clients manufacturer, and that would be done by the normal form handling process, I could do with CGI, if I had to, and the shopping cart would forward the purchase information onto the credit card company or to a file that could be logged into daily to get the CC numbers and orders..

Jonny..

Comment #8

Hi,.

I think you would calculate the price on the server side otherwise someone could bypass the javascript and add things to the cart at a price of their choosing. Currently you can put 83.5 as the quantity. Otherwise you could look at changing the attribute system to use an entry field..

Dave.....

Comment #9


This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.