Chapter 2: Installing and Using NetStores
NetStores automatically maintains customer files and transaction logs. All you have to do is make sure the files exists and set parameters that let NetStores know which ones you want it to use. By default, a store shares the mall-wide customer files. However, a store can also have a separate customer file.
To open an new customer account, customers can follow the link to
http://www.yourdomain.com/dwos-bin/gen-acct. The pages NetStores
generates provide links that let new customers open an account in the customer
file you specify.
./dwos/data/store-abbrev directory with the following names. See "Reviewing access logs" for more details about these files.
cusfilThe customer file
ordfilThe master order file. Contains a complete order history
ordopnThe open orders file. After you process orders, you may want to remove this file and create a new zero-length file.
ordqteThe quote file. You may want to remove expired quotes from this file on a regular basis.
trxlogThe transaction log. Contains information about customer access to your store.
./dwos/data/store-abbrev directory with the following names and contents:
/params.shto tell NetStores where to find the customer and transaction files:
$CUSDIR/cusfil" if you want NetStores to maintain a separate customer file for this store.
$CUSDIR/nxtcus" if you want NetStores to maintain a separate series of customer numbers for this store.
$CUSDIR/nxttrx" if you want NetStores to maintain a separate series of transaction numbers for this store.
$CUSDIR/trxlog" if you want NetStores to maintain a separate transaction log file for this store.
/params.shto control what the form for opening a new customer account looks like:
./dwos-bin/faxdocscript sends the fax remotely from
megamart.com. Edit this script to send faxes using the appropriate commands for your server. NetStores sends the MERCHFAX phone number as a parameter to this script.)
cusfilfile from your database. The fields in the cusfile are separated by the "|" (pipe) character. The default field order in
cusfilis shown below.
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