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prahna1
VP-ASP New User

USA
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Posted - March 16 2007 :  01:01:20  Show Profile  Visit prahna1's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I'm using 6.5 and I've added categories and subs. On the header page I see this code to show the list of categories on the left.

<!-- START CATEGORY BOX -->
<h2><%=getlang("langcommoncategories")%></h2>
<%NavigateShowCategoriesStyled%>

Is there a way or a code that will list the subs below the categories as in shopcategorylist.asp?

Preston

Kidd
VP-ASP Super User

Australia
373 Posts

Posted - March 16 2007 :  01:08:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
don't really understand, what are you trying to do exactly?
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prahna1
VP-ASP New User

USA
70 Posts

Posted - March 16 2007 :  01:25:40  Show Profile  Visit prahna1's Homepage  Reply with Quote
When you add a new category it shows up under Categories on shopdisplaycategories.asp. But it does not show any subs. I only see 3 dots after the category. For example my category is invitations. So that shows up. But I have subs like birthday, wedding, and bar mitzvah. Those subs are not showing up under the invitations category. Only after I click on invitations will it show the subs, but I want them to show up under the parent on the website so visitors can click directly to the sub without having to first click on the parent.
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devshb
Senior Member

United Kingdom
1898 Posts

Posted - March 16 2007 :  05:54:06  Show Profile  Visit devshb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
it sounds like what you're after is displaying the full category tree on the left-panel; if it's any help, the file shopcategorylist.asp will do that, so what you could do is move the relevant functions from that to the bottom of shop$db.asp, and then call it from within your side-panel.
You'll probably need to rename some of those functions/variables to avoid conflicts/errors, but I think that would be the easiest thing to do. It might slow down the loading of the pages though; depends on how well tuned the database is and the number/levels of categories that you have.

I don't think there's a built-in for the full-category-tree to display within a side panel; I think you'd need to use that shopcategorylist.asp code as the base for it.

Simon Barnaby
Developer
[email protected]
www.BigYellowZone.com
Web Design, Online Marketing and VPASP addons
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prahna1
VP-ASP New User

USA
70 Posts

Posted - March 18 2007 :  18:58:49  Show Profile  Visit prahna1's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I think I might just link the word categories to the shopcategorylist.asp and have it come up that way. Is there a template associated with shopcategorylist.asp so I can alter the way that the page appears?

Thanks,
Preston
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devshb
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United Kingdom
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Posted - March 19 2007 :  06:23:01  Show Profile  Visit devshb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
there's no template for it; instead you'd edit shopcategorylist.asp, look for:

Sub Formatcategory


that's the function you'd change; all the display logic is within that.

(plus some other bits, eg in "Sub Createcattable", and at the end of "sub Displaycategories"

Simon Barnaby
Developer
[email protected]
www.BigYellowZone.com
Web Design, Online Marketing and VPASP addons

Edited by - devshb on March 19 2007 06:23:49
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