[ic] Tracking previous prices of items on promotion?

Cameron Germein cameron.germein@team.eftel.com
Tue, 13 Feb 2001 15:19:20 +0800

why dont you just do it the easy way and add an "old_price" field. :) i'm
assuming you wont really need to do any calculations on it, it's only there
for display purposes?

----- Original Message -----
From: Paul Du Bois <paul@dotz.co.za>
To: <interchange-users@lists.akopia.com>
Sent: Tuesday, February 13, 2001 3:14 PM
Subject: [ic] Tracking previous prices of items on promotion?

> Hi list
> OK so I'm a Perl dude, whos been playing with Interchange for the last few
> months, and here's a problem for you all:
> I've got a client who wants his storefront to display the specials in a
> of "Was $xx, now $yy" format.  That means that I've got to track the old
> price somehow.  The only way I see clear is by getting clever with the
> current item fields, and pasting the old price into say long description
> (making sure long desc. contains only the price), changing the actual
> field to the new price, and then using some MML to get it to display
> Before I go ahead with this detour, anyone got a shortcut that does not
> involve me having to recode half of IC?
> Thanks
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