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  • code

    I've got this far with this custom field but am stumped by this if statement

    vAmount = Data.Web_price
    vItemNo = Data.Stock_no
    vItemName = Data.Description
    vShipping = Data.Shipping

    if vshipping = 0 then

    In this spot i need it to be an email link to [email protected] as a hyperlink behind the words "Get freight Quote"


    lst = <<%html%
    <form target="paypal" action="" method="post">
    <input type="hidden" name="cmd" value="_cart">
    <input type="hidden" name="business" value="[email protected]">
    <input type="hidden" name="lc" value="AU">
    <input type="hidden" name="item_name" value="{vItemName}">
    <input type="hidden" name="item_number" value="{vItemNo}">
    <input type="hidden" name="amount" value="{vAmount}">
    <input type="hidden" name="currency_code" value="AUD">
    <input type="hidden" name="button_subtype" value="products">
    <input type="hidden" name="no_note" value="0">
    <input type="hidden" name="shipping" value="{vShipping}">
    <input type="hidden" name="add" value="1">
    <input type="hidden" name="bn" value="PP-ShopCartBF:btn_cart_SM.gif:NonHostedGuest">
    <input type="image" src="" border="0" name="submit" alt="PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online.">
    <img alt="" border="0" src="" width="1" height="1">

    lst = evaluate_string(lst)

    Buy_now_render = (lst)

    end if

    I'm not sure how to get the red bit into html or xbasic code


  • #2
    Re: code

    I thought this would be easy!

    Obviously its not

    Can anyone help me on this



    • #3
      Re: code

      If you want a hyperlink that opens the users email client (Outlook, etc.) then below:

      if vshipping = 0 then
      lst = "<a href=\"mailto:[email protected]?subject=Shipping quote request&body=Please send me a shipping quote for {vItemNo}: {vItemName}, with a total value of {alltrim(str(vAmount,10,2,\"$(\"))}.\">Get freight Quote</a>"
      Steve Wood
      See my profile on IADN


      • #4
        Re: code

        Fantastic Steve

        Where can I find out what all the commands mean?

        ie: what does "lst" mean?
        that was driving me mad because I thought it was 1st as in first - aaaggghhh!

        I have the book xbasic for everyone but it is pretty intense

        I need 1 command explanation at a time.



        • #5
          Re: code

          Anyone who has developed software for a long time establishes their own personal syntax for writing code. So 'lst' is just my personal variable to hold data I am "listing" for some purpose. It comes from "building a list". Using the word "lst" instead of "list" keeps the variable from looking like an xbasic function. Like some developers use the variable name "kount" when getting the count from some process because they don't want to confuse the variable name with a function that might exist named count(). You will often see Selwyn use the popular variable name "foo". The key to a good variable name is it will never be a reserved word and never be the name of an official programming function.

          Case in point, I once had a difficult time understanding why my code did not work where my Employee Number variable name was named "tEmp".

          You can get the mailto syntax by Googling "mailto" and the only other code in my example is the str() function. That turns a numeric (the Amount) in to a string. Without that your Amount might look like "1011", not "$1,011.00". Str() is mandatory if you are presenting your numeric amount in a browser screen, but it is optional in the emailto syntax.
          Steve Wood
          See my profile on IADN


          • #6
            Re: code

            Its working great thanks
            I just need to change the font colour.
            I'll google the mailto and get that onboard as well