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  • sca123
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    Does anyone know whether the ecommerce module can be used for the purchase of downloadable products - in this specific case, sheet music as PDF's?

    Any advice would be appreciated.

  • rbquirke
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    Hi there

    I looked at this briefly for a client when writing a proposal about selling ebooks online.

    I didn't feel it would be too difficult to do.

    The way I was thinking it would work is that when a purchase is made, a unique download url, which links to the actual pdf would be created, and this would work for say 10 days after purchase.

    When the unique url is accessed, it sends to requested pdf to the user.

    This url could be displayed in the purchase confirmation email and on the purchase summary page.

    Not very tricky, but would require a bit of modification of the core e-commerce code.

    Please bear in mind this is based on my examination of how to do it - the client hasn't said yes to the project yet, so I may be wrong!

    Ronan

  • sca123
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    Thanks for your reply. Were you going to set this up yourself? Would you be interested in collaborative work?

  • timcole
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    Did you guys ever do this? If so would be interested in talking with you about it. If not, would be interested in talking with you about it!! ;-) Perhaps we could work together to do it? I don't see that it should be too hard... just a link to a file and php script to keep the real location hidden... simples!

  • rbquirke
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    The client I looked at this for never went ahead with development so I didn't do any actual coding on this anyway. Not sure about the other guys.

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