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Chapter 2: Installing and Using NetStores

Customizing the "look" of the store

These parameters apply whether you are using the gen-cat or the gen-srch interface:

  1. Set the following parameters in ./dwos/data/store-abbrev/params.sh to control what the order acceptance form looks like:
    • TBLHDR: Provide the HTML headings you want to use in the table that totals the order. These headers will be used for customers browsing with browsers that support tables. The columns used in the table are set by NetStores if you are using the gen-cat interface. If you are using the gen-srch interface, the columns are determined by the parameters described in the previous section. For example:
          <TR><TH>Qty</TH><TH>Stock #</TH><TH 
    • DTLHDR: Provide text headings you want to use in the table that totals the order. These headings are used with browsers that may not support tables. Use spaces to line up the headers with the columns. Test the column alignment to get the spacing right. For example:
          Qty  Stock #            Description           Price
    • SUBTMSG: Set this parameter to any message you want to include in the last row of the table (below the order subtotal) on the Order Acceptance form. For example, "Five dollar shipping and handling charge will be added to all orders shipped to arrive the next day."
    • ORDRMSG2: Provide a word or words to fill in the blank: "If you complete this order we will ship your ______ to the following address:" which NetStores puts in the Order Acceptance form. For example, "merchandise".
  2. If you place files and images in the ./dwos/data/store-abbrev/objects directory, NetStores can link to these files from the order form.

    The file names in the objects directory should match the values in Keyfield 1 (the INOFLD parameter identifies this field in itmfil.asc).

    The file extension can be any file type that can be displayed or played on the Web (usually .html, .gif, or .jpg&emdash;though you might also want to use sound or animation). In addition, you can use a file extension of .url. The .url extension tells NetStores that the file contains a URL that should be linked to. (You might want to use this if you have detailed information about the products in a directory other than the objects directory.

NetStores Administrator's Guide

1: About NetStores
2: Installing and Using NetStores

3: Troubleshooting
4: Technical Reference

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