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  • podge
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    help - trying to add new textarea field to ecommerce checkout page? Link to this post

    Hi there,

    I'm trying to add a new field to the checkout page. I can insert the new textarea field ok, but i can't get the contents to appear in the confirmation page or the sent email.

    If anyone can point me in the right direction, i'd really appreciate it. I'm not a php expert!

    I am using a version of the higherground template, and have done the following:

    In ecommercerole.php:

    added the following in function extraDBFields() {:

    'RentalDateNotes' => 'HTMLText'

    added the following in

    function getEcommerceFields() {
    new TextareaField('RentalDateNotes', 'Please let us know what dates you require the equipment'),

    then did a db build,

    Then in the confirmation page - in themes/themename/templates\Includes\OrderInformation.ss, i have placed the following:

    <tr class="summary">
             <td colspan="3" scope="row" class="left">Notes</td>
             <td class="price">$RentalDateNotes</td>

    I've tried a number of different things, including rebuilding the db, and flushing the cache, but still cannot get the contents of


    to appear in the email or confirmation page.

    what am i missing here?
    Any ideas?
    thanks in advance

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