[ic] Re: intercept item insert in cart

Mike Heins mike at perusion.com
Thu Aug 11 23:18:42 EDT 2005

Quoting Ethan Rowe (ethan at endpoint.com):
> Mike Heins wrote:
> >Quoting Ethan Rowe (ethan at endpoint.com):
> >>ic at 3edge.com wrote:
> >>
> >>>Alessandro Poletto writes:
> >>>If you are using the foundation store I think you want to take a look in:
> >>>templates/components/cart
> >>>There's the information that is shown in the shopping cart ... and the 
> >>>SKU of the item in the basket is then [item-code] afaik.
> >>>I would think though that on average the placing of an item in the 
> >>>shopping cart is logged (in some session files(?)) and you could 
> >>>probably write something to analyse those? But not sure about that.
> >>>
> >>>     
> >>>
> >>I have a CartTrigger directive I'm planning on submitting to the core 
> >>group for inclusion in the main Interchange distribution once I've 
> >>tested it a bit more... it's only a week old or so.  It allows you to 
> >>specify subroutines to execute whenever the cart contents change; the 
> >>changes are passed to the subroutine such that the sub gets a reference 
> >>to the affected cart, the new row, the old row, the action that 
> >>occurred, and the cart name.  But it isn't ready just yet, and will of 
> >>course need review by the IC core group.  Thus far it's working 
> >>reasonably well, but my tests have been pretty simple.
> >>
> >>   
> >>
> >
> >Could you look at modifying the existing ItemAction directive 
> >for this?
> >
> > 
> >
> Sure; if you have any words of wisdom on the subject, feel free to send 
> 'em along (either to me personally, here, or core list)...

I don't know that anyone uses ItemAction except for me. The problem with
it is that you need a key based on SKU, which is kind of hard to
generalize actions with.

Since it is a code reference, it is pretty flexible and it could be used
directly. The existing one is called only during the "toss" routine.

Looking at your short description above, it may not make sense
to try and use it. But if it does, with some sort of ALL_ITEMS
key in ItemAction or something, please do.

Mike Heins
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