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    Is there any documentation for use of extra fields? Is there an equivalent to store some info that would work on a category_x file?

    I can't remember where I saw these extra fields, but I am hoping I can use them from a category template... possible and if yes, where are they? Where's the documentation for them?

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    Something like extra_field should be available for ALL templates, from frame.html to category_x.html to listing_x.html

    WordPress (blogging software) for example, uses custom fields to allow the user to create their own keys with values (basically a field name and value) that are very useful, particularly when using this software as a CMS. These work on any page and there is a method for calling a key|value pair. I think it would be useful for the 3d guys to look at this option for improving the flexibility of this software... I am finding it completely frustrating that I need a way to have a repeated element with dynamic values. I realize you are not "design or html layout" software, but use of the cart requires use of your servers and your templates, so really, the interface of the site where the cart is used really should be considered.

    It's totally inefficient for me to have to create and modify a new category_x template to simply change the data used in a repeated element... custom fields would make it possible to use a single template across categories. While extra_field exists for listing_x templates, like you've said, it's a product level tag so it is of no use for the category template...

    If there were more and better documentation on all the tags and the database tables used for 3d software, it might be reasonable to incorporate a new table and query that data... but I cannot find any info on the database (except to download it and look at it) and no documentation on your api.
    Last edited by syncbox; 11-09-2007, 09:50 PM. Reason: less venting, more suggestions for improvements

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    • #3
      I have found that on some pages you cannot display certian fields from the master db... such as on the home page you cannot attach the category name to a displayed product.

      I wish they would allow that.

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      • #4
        Agreed

        Originally posted by ontiltcasinogear View Post
        I have found that on some pages you cannot display certian fields from the master db... such as on the home page you cannot attach the category name to a displayed product.

        I wish they would allow that.
        I believe the issue is html files vs. asp files. Yes, agreed -- we really need a way to display dynamic data on html pages!!!!

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        • #5
          Yes, this would be nice. The cart display could be so much more powerful if we could use fields in our templates more readily.

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