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    Oct 31 2017 00:22:38



    Join date : 2013-02-11      Posts : 15

    I asked this a year or so back but we are back to this and wondering if Mal's-E can be coded for this.

    Here's the idea: What we are wanting to do is offer say a dozen or 6 or 4 of something (cookies in this case) from a choice list (array) of maybe 8-10 options/products. Here is an example from a website that is similar to ours:

    In this case, as you choose, you are allowed 4 jars in this case. If you choose 4 of the Pumpkin Spice Cupcake (for example) you can't add any others without reducing the number of Pumpkin Spices jars and so on. The maximum number you can choose is 4 period. Either 4 of just one item, or 2 of one, one of another and one of another, etc. You get the idea.

    Is this feasible with Mal's-E? I understand it probably won't look like the example given, but just wondering how to code this for concept on my daughter's website. Example: She wants to have a mixed dozen cookies for example with 8-10 choices but with a maximum total of 12 cookies allowed in the order. This is just one idea we are wanting to accomplish.

    Here is her current website store page using Mals-E ( )



    Oct 31 2017 09:37:47



    Join date : 2008-09-18      Posts : 2987

    You should be able to achieve your objective with some javascript assistance (not from me - I'm already out of my depth- it's not great js!)

    An elements number is associated with each element in the form. You'll also need some onSubmit code to check mixedqty is a multiple of 12

    <form action=""; method="post" name="that" id="that">
    <tr><th colspan="2">Mixed dozen<input type="hidden" name="product[]" value="Mixed dozen:," /></th></tr>

    <tr><td>Tuxedo<input type="hidden" name="product[]" value="Tuxedo," /></td>
    <td><input name="product[]" type="text" size="5" value="0" onKeyUp="total(this)" /></td></tr>
    <tr><td>Butter<input type="hidden" name="product[]" value="Butter," /></td>
    <td><input name="product[]" type="text" size="5" value="0" onKeyUp="total(this)" /></td></tr>
    <tr><td>Nutty<input type="hidden" name="product[]" value="Nutty," /></td>
    <td><input name="product[]" type="text" size="5" value="0" onKeyUp="total(this)" /></td></tr>
    <input type="hidden" name="price" value="29.99" />
    <br />
    Total <input type="text" name="mixedqty" size="2" />

    <input type="submit" value="Buy mixed dozen" />

    the above would give a cart line such as

    Mixed dozen: Tuxedo 3, Butter 4, Nutty 5

    P.S. - it would also show all of the other options with qty 0.

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    Oct 31 2017 18:25:58



    Join date : 2008-09-18      Posts : 3256

    Yes, what you're asking for can be done using a javascript built into the page, the script can easily be adapted for any product or quantity on other pages...

    See my web site...

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    Mal's Forms / Scripts and the syntax are here.