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Dutch_guy
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15 Posts

Posted - December 09 2009 :  15:54:51  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Made it myself.

I used FPDF for ASP, to generate the PDF on the fly. With FPDF you don't need to install a component and you can use it for free: http://www.aspxnet.it/public/default.asp

That site is in Italian, so I also used the manual of the PHP version of FPDP to figure things out: http://www.fpdf.org/

It's a hell of a job to make the PDF this way, but when you have it , it works great. I have a seperate table where I store the invoices and where I automatically raise the invoicenumber.

Still need to finish it though. I now can save the PDF file and send it with Outlook. I want to be able to send the PDF to the customer or the supplier. That's quite simple to do.

Edited by - Dutch_guy on December 09 2009 15:56:52
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PetarB
Starting Member

26 Posts

Posted - December 09 2009 :  16:05:12  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This is exciting... will test over the weekend, and give my thoughts.
Dutch guy, I appreciate your work - but there are a lot of people here who would not have done all this customisation themselves, so the new featureset is a boon. Still the backend you mentions worries me. Will check it out and report back soon!
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Mark Priest
VP-ASP Expert

United Kingdom
570 Posts

Posted - December 09 2009 :  18:39:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice to see the top and bottom page navigation that I've been asking for for the last 3 or 4 releases has been implimented NOT.

I get hundreds of customers telling me that my website is nice and easy to navigate because I implimented this myself.

I've just been on that security site and the only page navigation is at the bottom of the product page, a single link that says next, no page numbers and only at the bottom.

I will have to take a better look at this version but first impressions are not as good as I hoped.

No packing / invoice facility (because they dont want to tred on BYZ toes) but how long for BYZ to upgrade their version.....

No built in mailing list management, so important with shopping carts now days, such a shame

Regards,

Mark
Fireworks
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support
Administrator

4266 Posts

Posted - December 09 2009 :  18:57:44  Show Profile  Visit support's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi Mark,

As mentioned to you last time we spoke I recommend a company called MailBuild - http://www.mailbuild.com.

We cannot include a mail management system that handles bulk mailing within the system itself as anti spam rules make it impossible. Plus we are a shopping cart company, not a mail delivery company. We want to focus on what we do best and make sure we do the best for our customers. MailBuild have a great feature set of reporting and delivery tools to make sending out newsletters really straight forward.

We will actually be integrating with their API now that 700 is released so that is really exciting. You will be able to manage your mail campaigns very easily once this has been completed.

Adding the top navigation is simple. We can look at that for service pack 1 for version 7. There was just so much done that little things like this did fall off the list because we wanted to go live as everyone was screaming for the product to be released.

I am sure nearly everyone will be happy with the changes implemented into Version 7.0. Not all perhaps as you cannot please everyone all of the time but the powerful new features and options are in my opinion really great additions to your web site.

And as Dutch Guy mentioned, if it does not have a feature you want it is open source so almost anything can be created. On the PDF feature maybe you could offer this as a module for VPASP customers? I am sure there would be quite a few takers if you packaged it up and offered it for sale?

Thanks everyone.

I hope you enjoy getting your teeth into version 7.0.

If you do find a bug please post it straight away into our helpdesk so our developers can fix immediately and post an update.

Thanks
Cam

VPASP Support
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Mark Priest
VP-ASP Expert

United Kingdom
570 Posts

Posted - December 09 2009 :  19:12:11  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Cam

Thanks for your prompt reply, the API plug in to the mail company is just whats needed, trying to manage an external mail software is a nightmare, letting people sub and un sub, so I look forward to this.

The naviation is a must I feel cam and makes the cart so much more user friendly.

One question, i see you implimented the tabs in the product descriptions, does this include the reviews?

Regards,

Mark
Fireworks
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support
Administrator

4266 Posts

Posted - December 09 2009 :  19:15:30  Show Profile  Visit support's Homepage  Reply with Quote
It certainly does! reviews, tell a friend, product description, cross selling, also bought etc are all in tabs now on the page.

I agree about the Mail API. Am looking forward to getting this built as we use them ourselves so would be good to have closer integration.

Thanks
Cam

VPASP Support
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jhoiland
Starting Member

36 Posts

Posted - December 09 2009 :  20:03:21  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just got an upgrade done and came across a few gotchas I thought I would share.

First off...delete your original admin page immediately after upgrade. Otherwise anyone browsing to that page will see this:
Microsoft VBScript compilation error '800a0411'

Name redefined

/youradminpagename.asp, line 6

const SecondPassword="PasswordInPlainText"
------^

Also, I ran into an install loop the first time around that just kept redirecting me back to the clean install page even though I had done an upgrade.

Turns out the wizard's permission checker Passed all of the new v7 folders even though I hadn't yet set their NTFS permissions as writeable.

As such, the upgrade process was unable to save any of the new config info. Interestingly, it marched clean through and never threw up an error.

So, if you finish an upgrade and end up right back where you started double check your NTFS permissions on the upgrade/config/admin/admin-config folders.

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support
Administrator

4266 Posts

Posted - December 09 2009 :  20:11:37  Show Profile  Visit support's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi there

Thanks for posting!

Rather than posting issues here could you please post them in our bug tracker so our developers can jump onto them straight away please.

https://helpdesk.vpasp.com

That way we ensure the team catches every issue where we will most likely miss points posted here.

Thanks
Cam

VPASP Support
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williamj
VP-ASP New User

Canada
77 Posts

Posted - December 09 2009 :  20:16:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Can you please change the centered text on this forum. It's hard to read.
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support
Administrator

4266 Posts

Posted - December 09 2009 :  21:59:10  Show Profile  Visit support's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi William,

What browser are you using? The text is left aligned for me

Thanks
Cam

VPASP Support
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Peter
VP-ASP New User

125 Posts

Posted - December 09 2009 :  22:06:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Regarding the demo that is up at:

http://www.vpasp.com/demo700/default.asp

The shopping cart still seems to be storing the cart contents using sessions. When I came back later, my cart was empty.

I note that 'persistent cart sessions' are listed as a feature. Is this feature missing from the online demo?
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support
Administrator

4266 Posts

Posted - December 10 2009 :  01:34:48  Show Profile  Visit support's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi Peter,

I have not switched on all the new features as yet.

On my to do list as well as getting the SEO friendly links activated as well.

I will update here as soon as this is done.

Just ironing out the kinks in our new site currently.

Thanks
Cam

VPASP Support
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peter_rjs
Starting Member

16 Posts

Posted - December 10 2009 :  05:36:18  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Cam,

Unless I am missing something, vpasp.com looks awful in Google Chrome browser?

It also centres the text as previously mentioned, and is all over the place. Looks fine in IE and FF.

Is v7 compatible with chrome?

Peter
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support
Administrator

4266 Posts

Posted - December 10 2009 :  05:42:13  Show Profile  Visit support's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Sigh, I had not even looked at vpasp.com in Google Chrome. Too many browsers and versions out there now.

I will have the developers look at this tomorrow.

If 700 has any issues the guys will sort them straight away. They will only be minor tweaks.

Thanks for the heads up. If anyone else finds any glitches on our site please let me know so I can get the team onto them.

Thanks
Cam

VPASP Support
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williamj
VP-ASP New User

Canada
77 Posts

Posted - December 10 2009 :  05:42:15  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Cam, I'm using Firefox 3.5.5 and the text is centered. I just checked with IE 8 and Chrome and the text is left aligned so it's a Firefox thing.
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