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Posted - September 23 2010 :  09:02:17  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

I am trying to add a product feature where the customer has to enter a message. I want the customer to have a fair bit of room so a nice textarea is the way to go.


On the product feature if I set the feature type to usertext then we only get a single line. This single line then puts the information in the order as a feature of the order.

If I enter the product type as Textarea then we get the layout I want but any details entered in the text box aren't carried over with the product when it is added to the basket.

Has anyone come across this before?


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Posted - September 24 2010 :  08:00:16  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Steve,

yes there is a problem with the Text Area Feature, as I found out a couple of years ago when I was testing out the product features, but we never use features (stock control is essential for all our products) so I never got round to asking about it, and seeing as the support staff apparently don't monitor the forums any more I was curious to find a fix. Here's a quick and easy solution:

Open shopproductfeaturesgenerate.asp

Find Sub GenerateUserText (myconn, pricetext)

Change the text field line to a text area:

Response.write "<textarea rows=""" & rows & """ cols=""" & cols & """ name=""" & valuename & """>" & memusertext & "</textarea>"

Works fine for me :)


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Posted - September 24 2010 :  11:30:41  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You're a star Carrol.

Works perfectly, just need to do a bit of formatting now.

Thanks for the help.

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