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Posted - August 18 2010 :  12:38:00  Show Profile  Visit Sharon's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Is there any way to stop a product showing in latest products if there is no image?

Alternatively, show a standard image if there is not a specific one for that product?
(I know BYZ had an add-on for this that I used with previous versions.)

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Posted - August 18 2010 :  16:47:44  Show Profile  Visit chrisredco's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I believe now, if there is no image address provided for a product, it defaults to images/no-image.gif. At least my system does this, so it would have had to come that way.

If you want a different image to show when none is available, create a new image and either re-name it no-image.gif or change the reference in VPASP to reference your new image and not no-image-gif.

As far as stopping these from being used in latest products, not sure about that one.

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Posted - August 18 2010 :  21:28:32  Show Profile  Visit devshb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
if the latest-products is using our showcase (byz093) module, then you'd just add an extra bit to the "extra where clause" argument in your byz093 showcase call, eg, say your showcase call already had an extra where clause like:
"cname like '%blah%'"

you'd change it to:
"cname like '%blah%' and cimageurl is not null"

however, if you actually have cimageurl values in the data but the corresponding image doesn't physically exist on your server, and you want to catch that situation too, then that can't be done by changing the query; it'd need tweaking the bit which processes the cursor to check the physical existence of the file while doing the loop. (our missing-image addon (byz057) checks the physical existence of images when outputting products but it doesn't stop the product from being found, it just displays the no-image image when the data is blank or when the file doesn't physically exist)

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Posted - August 19 2010 :  05:01:44  Show Profile  Visit Sharon's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by chrisredco
or change the reference in VPASP to reference your new image and not no-image-gif.

Thanks Chris, I've just found.

The path to an image to display on shopdisplayproduct.asp if there is no image available.

Didn't think to try the obvious.
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