[ic] Order Route Question

Bill Carr bill at worldwideimpact.com
Wed May 21 13:19:09 UTC 2008

On May 21, 2008, at 9:07 AM, ic at 3edge.com wrote:

> Bill Carr writes:
>> Does each order route have to complete before the client sees the
>> receipt page? I am adding a route that posts the order information to
>> an external POS system via a web gateway. Posting the order is slow
>> and I do not want to annoy the consumer. I would like to post the
>> orders to the third party system "as they happen" but I don't want to
>> slow down the checkout process from the end user's perspective.
>> Using the IC order Route system seems like a neat and clean way to
>> handle this. I could always just put the code on the receipt page.  
>> I'm
>> don't know about the order, as in sequence, of operations at place
>> order time.
>> Any thoughts?
> Do you need a response from the external POS system to be returned  
> to the
> customer?
No, but I would like the result recorded in IC's transaction log file.

> If not then you could perhaps make an asynchronous setup where you
> collect the data that needs to go to the external POS system and run  
> that
> periodically separate from the order process?
True, but t would not satisfy my "as the orders happen" condition.

Bill Carr
bill at worldwideimpact.com

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