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help - trying to add new textarea field to ecommerce checkout page?




26 October 2008 at 4:28am (Last edited: 26 October 2008 4:29am), Community Member, 6 Posts

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\, 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