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  • Tony Lorentzen 79 posts 158 karma points
    Jul 26, 2011 @ 02:04
    Tony Lorentzen
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    Editing / handling of orders

    Hi all,

    Really liking uCommerce, but it does lack a lot of features for handling orders the best possible way.

    I need to provide a backend for a client that is very versatile, so I need to provide them with the ability to edit all of the orders (as in addresses and such). Is this feature not part of uCommerce as it is? Haven't been able to find that anywhere. Also - where does the backend display all of the fields provided in the front-end - like the 'attention'-field?

    What is the "Note" label for in the Order-view?

    It would be great to be able to provide a discount for an order - after it's been placed.

    It would also be super nice if it was possible to print out a collated list of all order details for all products with a given status or all orders within a search result.

    Is it possible to add new statuses for products? (Obviously, I could edit the SQL Server table but do I really want to do this?)

    Here's my real problem: I'm building a store that has the potential of getting a LOT of orders (as in hundreds per day) and I'm not sure how the backend of uCommerce is going to handle that load. With this in mind, I'd love to be able to page through orders in the backend. I wonder how some of the current webshops running uCommerce are handling this problem?

    What's the whole "Track & Trace" thing about in the admin - can't find ANY info on that on uCommerce.dk? :-)

    Best

    Tony

  • Tony Lorentzen 79 posts 158 karma points
    Aug 22, 2011 @ 15:18
    Tony Lorentzen
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    Would really like some answers to this post soon!

  • Søren Spelling Lund 1797 posts 2786 karma points
    Aug 27, 2011 @ 08:30
    Søren Spelling Lund
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    Hi Tony,

    Sorry for missing your post. For some reason I didn't receive a notification for it.

    I need to provide a backend for a client that is very versatile, so I need to provide them with the ability to edit all of the orders (as in addresses and such). Is this feature not part of uCommerce as it is? Haven't been able to find that anywhere.
    As it stands only some aspects of a uCommerce order is directly editable in the interface; chiefly among these is order lines and discounts, which you can modify or remove entirely. Addresses by default are not editable; that's the bad news. The good news is that you can add support for it yourself: Extending uCommerce Admin will tell you the details you need to know to add new tabs to the uCommerce interface.

    Also - where does the backend display all of the fields provided in the front-end - like the 'attention'-field?
    Attention is currently not being displayed in the backend. I'll remedy this shortly. You can add it yourself by modifying the EditOverOverview.ascx file.

    What is the "Note" label for in the Order-view?
    This is the note field on the order. You can set it via XSLT by using CommerceLIbrary:SetPurchaseOrderNote or from .NET by setting the note property on the purchase order like so purchaseOrder.Note = "my note";

    It would be great to be able to provide a discount for an order - after it's been placed.
    Added as a fature request. You can add a custom discount to the the Discounts collection on the purchase order. uCommerce will recalculate based on the discounts when it's saved so it will be pretty straightforward to add it. You'll need the steps described in the "Extending uCommerce Admin" article for this one as well.

    It would also be super nice if it was possible to print out a collated list of all order details for all products with a given status or all orders within a search result.
    Are you looking for the ability to print the existing search results for products and orders? Or am I completely missing the point? :)

    Is it possible to add new statuses for products? (Obviously, I could edit the SQL Server table but do I really want to do this?)
    You can add custom fields to products. You'd probably need an enum field for your status. Catalog Foundation Explained: Product Definitions tells you about product definitions and custom fields.

    Here's my real problem: I'm building a store that has the potential of getting a LOT of orders (as in hundreds per day) and I'm not sure how the backend of uCommerce is going to handle that load. With this in mind, I'd love to be able to page through orders in the backend. I wonder how some of the current webshops running uCommerce are handling this problem?
    I know that some stores such as ChalkbordsUK.co.uk and Filabel.dk includes extensions to uCommerce Admin to handle high order loads. One of the common extensions is a way to handle multiple orders in one go and paging in the lists. We do want to improve the default order handling so please let me know which specific features you're looking for.

    What's the whole "Track & Trace" thing about in the admin - can't find ANY info on that on uCommerce.dk? :-)
    Track & Trace is basically a field you can use to put information from a freight carrier into. There's no default integration with freight carriers.

    Again sorry for missing your question. Hope these answers will help you. 

  • Tony Lorentzen 79 posts 158 karma points
    Sep 06, 2011 @ 01:51
    Tony Lorentzen
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    Thanks for your answer, Søren - I know you're busy so it's greatly appreciated.

    What I'm looking for in terms of printing options is basically a list that sums up the amount of products currently labelled as "new". This would effectively be a list that the store logistics department could use as a "pick list" for picking out from the warehouse. It would basically be something like this:

    Product 1 - 10 pcs

    Product 2 - 2 pcs

    Product 3 - 11 pcs

    I've actually went and done this myself with a combination of stored procedures and the uCommerce API. There's also an option in there to generate a PDF file with a cover-sheet showing the collated list of products and two sets of delivery notes for the shipping department. Works great - and performs really well; generates a +100 page PDF file in a few seconds :-) I'll give you a run-down on the solution when it's up-and-running. I'm sure there's lots of other stores who could use this kind of order handling.

  • Søren Spelling Lund 1797 posts 2786 karma points
    Sep 08, 2011 @ 14:19
    Søren Spelling Lund
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    Sounds pretty cool. Can't wait to see it for myself :)

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