[ic] Gift-Certificates

graham hadgraft graham.hadgraft at gmail.com
Wed Jun 13 11:17:06 EDT 2007

Thanks for the pointers Lyn,  i didn't see that field before,  i set
that to 1 however that still doesn't appear to do anything.  I still
dont have any  entries in the pay_cert table.  Should a record have
been entered into that field?

Thanks a lot for the start?

On 13/06/07, Lyn St George <lyn at zolotek.net> wrote:
> On Wed, 13 Jun 2007 15:35:03 +0100, graham hadgraft wrote:
> >Hi,
> >
> >I am looking for seome help on a new feature we are lloking to place
> >on a site.  We want a customer to be able to buy a gift certificate,
> >and this certificate will be emailed to them.  This gift-certificate
> >will need a unique code, to ensure it is only used once.  This
> >gift-certificate will not be used to purchase goods online but will be
> >used in store, so we will use the system to track the codes.
> >
> >Is there a gift-certificate feature to interchange.  There are a
> >couple of tables in the database that suggest gift-certificate
> >features do exist (the pay-cert tables) .  But i cant seem to find any
> >documentation so have no idea how to implement.
> Gift certificates work properly in Interchange, but by default
> they need entries in the products table with individual SKUs
> for each cert and the gift_cert field set true. Then if someone
> buys a gift cert it will be automatically recognised in the
> basket and enabled for payment at checkout.
> >If there are inbuilt gift certificate features built in, can anyone
> >give me a few pointers on where i should start on implementing this.
> Try creating an item as a gift cert and see what happens.
> If you want to give customers the option of setting their own
> values then this will not be automatically handled. You need
> to setup 'onfly' items plus other alterations. And if you want
> to email out a certificate as a printable card then, again, you
> need to customise things.
> >I hope that makes sense.
> >
> >Thanks
> >Graham Hadgraft
> -
> Cheers
> Lyn St George
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