[ic] multiple sales tax? (Doug Alcorn)

Doug Alcorn doug@lathi.net
17 Jan 2001 12:28:19 -0500

"Company InterNet Services" <info@4co.De> writes:

> >> Also the construct site has 4 colums: sku, description, price,
> >> category Is there a way to add another description (like the images
> >> colum) so when the item is in a list it only shows the short
> >> "description", and when viewed a page shown the long detailed
> >> "description2" with an image
> >
> >Isn't that what the "comment" field is for?  Actually, I think there
> >are three fields for describing an item: title, description, and
> >comment.  I don't think 'title' is actually used anywhere by default
> >in 'construct'.  Since you are a book store, maybe this will work well
> >for you.  The 'description' field is a short description of the item
> >and the 'comment' field is a long description.  In fact, on the UI it
> >is even labeled as "long description".
> I can't use the GUI to add items (as my database is WAY to big),


> Ya, the title colum is not used (from what I see), so I currently
> have all the info in description as html(xx<br>xx), however the
> receipt doesn't like this long text in that field so I was tring to
> find or make alt colums.

Actuall, it's good that the 'title' field is not used.  That means you
can use it with no down-stream side-effects!  If I were you, I think I
would put the title of the books in the 'title' column, a short
description in the 'description' field, and a long description in the
'comment' column.  For things like invoices and receipts, use
[item-title] rather than [item-description].  On results pages where
books are listed in summary form, use [item-title] in conjunction with
[item-description].  On flypages, use [item-comment] to get the long

There are some columns that are important to IC ('price' and 'weight'
come to mind).  Other columns have not real significant meaning (like
'title').  You are free to use those "extra" columns any way that
seems best to you.

BTW, if you look at the "Route"s in your catalog.cfg you should see
that the receipt is generated from etc/receipt.
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