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  • Adding a Custom Customer Drop-Down List to ACAD

    Today's ignorant questions (or in other words - code begs):

    How do I add a Custom Customer Field Drop-Down List to the ACAD Page to allow the customer to select an option?

    How do I have that data collected display on the ACED Page?

    Sidenote - the site is still successfully using the EmporiumPlus Custom Customer Fields Interface to gather other info. Unfortunately, Bill didn't provide an example of how to use the Drop-Down List.
    Leslie Kirk
    Miva Certified Developer
    Miva Merchant Specialist since 1997
    Previously of Webs Your Way
    (aka Leslie Nord leslienord)

    Email me: [email protected]
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  • 1) Create the Custom Field
    2) On the ACAD screen, recreate the Select/Options of the custom field. (I don't think there is a way to do this dynamically as the custom field only stores the selected value.) Lets say you named the Select input field 'MyCustomStuff'.
    3) Assuming the Select/Option field is withing the ACAD screen, that's all you need here.
    4) On the ACED screen (I usually do this right after the html profile tag) write value selected on ACAD to the customer's custom field
    <mvt:if expr="g.MyCustomStuff">
    <mvt:item name="customfields" param="Write_Customer_ID( g.basket:cust_id, 'custom_field_code', g.MyCustomStuff)" />
    </mvt:if>
    <mvt:item name="customfields" param="Read_Customer_ID( g.basket:cust_id, 'custom_field_code', l.settings:customfields )" />

    5) Use &mvt:customfields;value; to display the results captured from ACAD.
    Bruce Golub
    Phosphor Media - "Your Success is our Business"

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    • Originally posted by Bruce - PhosphorMedia View Post
      2) On the ACAD screen, recreate the Select/Options of the custom field. (I don't think there is a way to do this dynamically as the custom field only stores the selected value.) Lets say you named the Select input field 'MyCustomStuff'.
      This seems to be my stumbling block step.

      Leslie Kirk
      Miva Certified Developer
      Miva Merchant Specialist since 1997
      Previously of Webs Your Way
      (aka Leslie Nord leslienord)

      Email me: [email protected]
      www.lesliekirk.com

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      • Yea, it would be cool if there was an API call like

        <mvt:item name="customfields" param="Read_Customer_Field( 'custom_field_code', l.settings:customfieldsCodes)" />

        But its really straight forward. If the customer custom field was created like:

        Code: myColors
        Name: My Favorite Colors
        Values: blue
        red
        green
        gold

        Then your select item looks like:

        <select name="myColors">
        <option value="blue"></option>
        <option value="red"></option>
        <option value="green"></option>
        <option value="gold"></option>
        </select>

        And your read/write value are g.myColors

        Bruce Golub
        Phosphor Media - "Your Success is our Business"

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        • Then shouldn't you just be able to use the item?
          Leslie Kirk
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          Previously of Webs Your Way
          (aka Leslie Nord leslienord)

          Email me: [email protected]
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          • sorry, don't follow...which "item" and where? (going for more coffee so maybe i'll understand this later)
            Bruce Golub
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            • Originally posted by Bruce - PhosphorMedia View Post
              sorry, don't follow...which "item" and where? (going for more coffee so maybe i'll understand this later)
              The custom field (drop down) item - I'm guessing it won't display as a drop-down select list?
              Leslie Kirk
              Miva Certified Developer
              Miva Merchant Specialist since 1997
              Previously of Webs Your Way
              (aka Leslie Nord leslienord)

              Email me: [email protected]
              www.lesliekirk.com

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              • No, that only shows the values that get stored IN that custom field when an admin user selects it. Like I said, it'd be nice to have an SMT function that would create the select for you (and more importantly, auto update when new values are added) but its not that difficult to create the select item.
                Bruce Golub
                Phosphor Media - "Your Success is our Business"

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                • Following up on this. I have the dropdown working but the store owner wants it to be part of the Ship To and Bill To. I've been able to add to that "area" of the form, but getting the info to fill over from the Ship To to the Bill To is going to be another story since I'm pretty sure that being done by something in the clientside.mvc - a file named ToogleDetails.js

                  Is it possible to somehow "add" the field to the CopyFields function? My javascript foo is very weak...
                  Leslie Kirk
                  Miva Certified Developer
                  Miva Merchant Specialist since 1997
                  Previously of Webs Your Way
                  (aka Leslie Nord leslienord)

                  Email me: [email protected]
                  www.lesliekirk.com

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                  • Do you have tool belt? you could save them with a post_action screen (won't show to the customer) but then you can use miva script to write the fields to the custom customer fields data.

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                    • Originally posted by lesliekirk View Post
                      Following up on this. I have the dropdown working but the store owner wants it to be part of the Ship To and Bill To. I've been able to add to that "area" of the form, but getting the info to fill over from the Ship To to the Bill To is going to be another story since I'm pretty sure that being done by something in the clientside.mvc - a file named ToogleDetails.js

                      Is it possible to somehow "add" the field to the CopyFields function? My javascript foo is very weak...
                      The last time I saw a 'copy to' script it was actually on the OCST page, but its probably now in one of the "script" files for the theme...it should be easy if they kept the same method (and why not--it worked). The script just grabbed all the variables from Ship (or Bill) and copied them over to the other one so you just be able to add your form variables to that list.
                      Bruce Golub
                      Phosphor Media - "Your Success is our Business"

                      Improve Your Customer Service | Get MORE Customers | Edit CSS/Javascript/HTML Easily | Make Your Site Faster | Get Indexed by Google | Free Modules | Follow Us on Facebook
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                      • Originally posted by Bruce - PhosphorMedia View Post

                        The last time I saw a 'copy to' script it was actually on the OCST page, but its probably now in one of the "script" files for the theme...it should be easy if they kept the same method (and why not--it worked). The script just grabbed all the variables from Ship (or Bill) and copied them over to the other one so you just be able to add your form variables to that list.
                        I "think" what you may be thinking about might be driven by this

                        Code:
                        <script src="&mvte:global:clientside_url;Store_Code=&mvta:store:code;&amp;Filename=ToggleDetails.js&amp;Primaddr=shipping&amp;Shipping=D&amp;Billing=O"></script>
                        Leslie Kirk
                        Miva Certified Developer
                        Miva Merchant Specialist since 1997
                        Previously of Webs Your Way
                        (aka Leslie Nord leslienord)

                        Email me: [email protected]
                        www.lesliekirk.com

                        Follow me: Twitter | Facebook | FourSquare | Pinterest | Flickr

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                        • If you have jQuery available, why not just do:
                          Code:
                                $(document).ready(function()
                                {
                                    $('#shipto-to-billto').click(function()
                                    {
                                         $('#ship-thisInputfield').val($('#bill-thisInputfield').val());
                                    });
                                });
                          where
                          '#shipto-to-billto' is the id of the checkbox
                          #ship-thisInputfield is the id of the field you want to copy (may need to add)
                          '#bill-thisInputfield is the id of its billing equivalent.

                          This should negate digging through any existing scripts. could also be done is just plain js...simular but i'd have to think about the actual trigger code...
                          Bruce Golub
                          Phosphor Media - "Your Success is our Business"

                          Improve Your Customer Service | Get MORE Customers | Edit CSS/Javascript/HTML Easily | Make Your Site Faster | Get Indexed by Google | Free Modules | Follow Us on Facebook
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                          • Thanks Bruce. Here is what I put in place

                            Code:
                              $(document).ready(function()
                                  {
                                      $('billing_to_show').click(function()
                                      {
                                           $('Customer_CCF_OM').val($('Customer_CCF_OM_B').val());
                                      });
                                  });
                            But I think I have an issue with the drop-down menu not retaining it's value if the page reloads due to something required being missing.

                            This is the on the ship-to coding


                            Code:
                            <mvt:item name="custedit" param="OM" />    
                            <mvt:if expr="g.error_messages AND ISNULL l.settings:custedit:current:value">
                                <div class="&mvte:global:BillFirstName_Row; invalid">
                            <label class="required" for="Customer_&mvt:custedit:current:name;"><strong><span style="color:#FF0000;">&mvt:custedit:current:name;:</span></strong></label>
                            <mvt:else>
                                <div class="&mvte:global:BillFirstName_Row;">
                            <label class="required" for="Customer_CCF_OM"><strong>&mvt:custedit:current:name;:</strong></label>    
                                </mvt:if>
                            <input type="hidden" name="CFM_required[&mvte:custedit:current:id;]" value="1">
                            
                                <select name="CFM_value[&mvte:custedit:current:id;]" id="Customer_CCF_OM" class="input">
                            <option value="">Select</option>
                                    <option value="Owner">Owner</option>
                                    <option value="BuyerManager">Buyer/Manager</option>
                                    </select>
                            <input type="hidden" name="CFM_field[&mvte:custedit:current:id;]" value="1">
                            </div>

                            This is on the bill-to side (I had to remove the required because it was preventing customers from proceeding):

                            Code:
                            <mvt:item name="custedit" param="OM_B" />    
                                <div class="&mvte:global:BillFirstName_Row;">
                            <label class="required" for="Customer_CCF_OM_B"><strong>&mvt:custedit:current:name;:</strong></label>    
                            <!-- <input type="hidden" name="CFM_required[&mvte:custedit:current:id;]" value="1"> -->
                            
                                <select name="CFM_value[&mvte:custedit:current:id;]" id="Customer_CCF_OM_B" class="input">
                            <option value="">Select</option>
                                    <option value="Owner">Owner</option>
                                    <option value="BuyerManager">Buyer/Manager</option>
                                    </select>
                            <input type="hidden" name="CFM_field[&mvte:custedit:current:id;]" value="1">
                            </div>
                            Here is the link to the page.
                            Leslie Kirk
                            Miva Certified Developer
                            Miva Merchant Specialist since 1997
                            Previously of Webs Your Way
                            (aka Leslie Nord leslienord)

                            Email me: [email protected]
                            www.lesliekirk.com

                            Follow me: Twitter | Facebook | FourSquare | Pinterest | Flickr

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