Frame Configuration

The records in the Frame Configuration list contain the setup details for web sites created with Activeʼs iframe-based web tools. Settings in each record specify the locations of style sheets, the behavior of numerous components on the page, and the text that appears in most of the fields and labels within the iframes. By default, the list contains two entries: one for the “shopping cart” component, and a second for all other iframes.

Frame Configuration list

Note: The text fields accept HTML markup. For example, you can break a field into two lines with the <br /> tag, or prevent it from breaking with the nonbreaking space &nbsp;. When formatting in the field conflicts with that specified in the style sheets, the Frame Configuration record takes precedence.

For details on the web tools components, see The Active Web Toolkit.

The Frame Configuration – Data Entry dialog comprises ten tabs:

The General tab     

Web Configuration Id: Used for compatibility with pages created with early versions of the web tools.

Stylesheet: Refers to the CSS master style sheet used for the page.

Heading Type: Determines which categories of products are presented in the catalog menu.

Override Style Sheet: The location of your override style sheet, used to modify any of the default master styles.

Injection HTML: Additional HTML code to be added to the page (after the <BODY> tag), for example to link to an external font.

Inventory Stock from Pickup Location: When set, items purchased are removed from inventory stock at the customerʼs default pickup location.

Transaction Where Clause: Displays the SQL Where clause that retrieves the customerʼs transaction history.

Unsubscribe: Sets the header and title text for your e-mail opt out form. Page URL After a Unsubscribe specifies the URL to which the user will be redirected after submitting the form.

The Customer tab     

Display for State or Province: Leave blank to display “State.” In Canada, use “Province.”

Display for ZIP or Postal Code: Leave blank to display “ZIP.” In Canada, use “Postal Code.”

Membership Group Commands: Commands applied to the Group list for each club.

Reset Password Labels and URLʼs, Forgot Password Labels: Settings for the password reset forms.

Shared Fields     

Contains the text for fields that are used in common by more than one iframe component, such as login instructions, “In Stock” or “Sold Out” notices, and column header labels for the product catalog.

Catalog Frame #1     

SQL Statements: Set the SQL database queries that retrieve inventory and package items to be displayed in the product catalog.

Auto Charge Transaction: When set, clicking Place Order immediately charges the credit card and sends a sales receipt. (If 'No,' a the system sends a confirmation note, but the sale must be charged manually.)

Use Available Inventory: Prevents shoppers from purchasing items that are not in stock. (If 'No,' no checking is performed; “Sold Out” is not displayed.)

Remaining fields set the text of instructions and various buttons in the shopping cart.

Catalog Frame #2     

Text for fields, labels, and buttons in the shopping cart.

Catalog Frame #3     

Shipping Memo Visible: If 'No,' conceals the Shipping Memo field.

Checkout Agree To Terms: If 'Yes,' displays the I agree to be bound by the Shipping Terms and Conditions checkbox on the Order Review screen. The following fields specify the text for this line and the location of the checkout terms page.

Register Frame #1     

Text fields and buttons for the club signup form.

Register Frame #2     

More text fields for club signup form.

Redirect after Registration: If 'Yes,' after completing the club signup, the customer is redirected to the specified Redirect URL.

Registration Agree To Terms: If 'Yes,' displays the I agree to be bound by the Terms and Conditions checkbox on the membership screen.

Manage Frame     

Text fields for the account manager forms.

Selection Frame     

Text for fields and buttons in the Member Choice catalog.

Selection Go to Cart: If 'Yes,' a logged-in user is taken directly to the Member Choice cart, if it is not empty.

Selection Type: When using placeholders, sets the Customer Selection Type field.

Placeholders: Sets the Member Choice catalog to use placeholders.

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