XLEcom Beta Releases

XLEcom Beta Releases

The Beta release versions of the XLEcom program is software currently under software development. They are released for testing and evaluations purposes only. Beta versions are not intended for sale. A Beta release may contain software bugs, but this is considered normal in an ongoing development cycle.

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Beta Version:

XLEcom 2.4.407R Beta - Superseded by version 3.0

Released Date:

August 9, 2005

Version:

2.4.407R Beta

Software Mode:

Shareware

Download File:

XLEcom 2.4.407R Beta.zip

Download Size:

1.125 MB

Contents of Download File:

XLEcom 2.4.407R Beta.xls

New Features:

Added Integrated Mal's e-commerce form buttons

Installation
Download and unzip the XLEcom 2.4.407R Beta.xls file to your hard drive. This is the main Excel XLEcom file. You must have previously downloaded and performed a full installation of the XLEcom program prior using this file. The default path setting for this Beta file is C:\Program Files\XLEcom.

Usage
Before you make any data changes to the file such as adding your own data, first experiment with the included sample data and account settings so that you will understand how the form options function.

This Beta release supports both Hyperlink and Form type Add-to-Cart buttons. At this time, it supports both Paypal and Mal's e-commerce Add-to-Cart Hyperlink buttons and only Mal's e-commerce Add-to-Cart Form buttons. Paypal form buttons are currently under development.

To utilize the Form option, switch to the Database sheet and check the Option boxes located in the User Field header. When checked, these User fields will automatically transform into Option fields in which the data in these fields will become selectable options in drop down scroll boxes next to the Add to Cart buttons in your final published Product Ad pages. If you leave the Database Option check boxes unchecked, then these User fields will act as static field values just as they were in the previous releases.

You can have up to four (4) selectable options. These options do not affect the price and only present added selectable features for the product ad such as a size: Small, Medium, Large, and X-Large or colors option like Blue, Red, Yellow, and Orange.

If you check the Option check boxes and leave all four (4) User cells empty, then the Add to Cart buttons will automatically revert back to hyperlink buttons. If data is present in these field cells and the Option boxes are checked. then the program will automatically generate form buttons.

Keep in mind that the "Product Ad Design form" on the Product Design sheet has no affect on the four (4) User field columns. You must manually edit these four (4) User columns in the Database sheet itself. However, you can still use the "Product Ad Design form" to create your Product Ads.

Below is a sample of the new form code used for Mal's e-commerce Shopping Cart:

<form action="http://ww7.aitsafe.com/cf/add.cfm" method="post">
<input type="hidden" name="userid" value="98103224">
<input type="hidden" name="price" value="295.95">
<input type="hidden" name="scode" value="ABCO-15TTFB">
<input type="hidden" name="noqty" value="1">
<input type="hidden" name="units" value="25">
<input type="hidden" name="tax" value="10">
<input type="hidden" name="currency" value="3">
<input type="hidden" name="lg" value="0">
<input type="hidden" name="return" value="http://xlecom.com/">
<input type="text" name="qty" size="3" value="1">
<input type="hidden" name="product[]" value="ABCO 15TTFB Black Flat Panel 15 inch LCD Display">
<select name="product[]">
<option value="Small">Small
<option value="Medium">Medium
<option value="Large">Large
<option value="X-Large">X-Large
</option>
</select>
<input type="image" name="submit" img src="add-to-cart-01.gif" border="0" alt="Add to Cart">
</form>

Please let me know what you think of this Beta release and if you happen to find any bugs.

Thank you and enjoy,

Sam Raheb
XLEcom Program Developer