About the Address Management Feature for Solution Sites
Storing user's addresses allows for a better repeat-shopper experience. Registered users can store numerous addresses in the address book feature of the Solution Sites if the address book feature is set for read and write access in the App Default Config settings. The address book feature stores addresses that can be used as ship-to or bill-to addresses. The addresses are entered on the newaddr.asp page when the address book feature is enabled. These addresses are available whenever registered users login to the Web site in the future.
For Web sites that have the address book feature enabled with read-only access, registered users can select from a list of previously entered addresses, but they may not add new addresses or modify existing addresses.
For Web sites that do not have the address book feature enabled, and for anonymous users, addresses are not stored for future use. These users must enter their bill-to and ship-to information every time they place an order on the addrform.asp page.
The following figure shows the workflow of the addrbook.asp page.
For users that have read and write access to their address books, after the Check-out button is clicked on the basket.asp page, the addrbook.asp page is called, which displays a list of all the addresses in the address book for the user. If users have addresses stored in their address books, they can select one of the addresses from the address book by selecting one of the radio buttons, or they can add a new address by clicking the link Click here to add an address.
If the radio button for an existing address is selected and the user clicks the Select Address button, the pickship.asp page is called. If the user clears the check box indicating that the billing address is the same as the shipping address, and instead clicks the Select Address button, the addrbook.asp page is called again so the user can select the bill-to address.
If the Edit link is clicked, the newaddr.asp page is called, which enables users to edit their selected addresses.
If the Delete link is clicked the newaddr.asp page is called, the address is removed, and the user is immediately redirected to the updated addrbook.asp page.
Users with no addresses stored in their address book only have one option—to click the Click here to add an address link to add a new address. If the user clicks the Click here to add an address link, the newaddr.asp page is called. After the user enters the new address information and clicks the Submit button, the addrbook.asp page appears with the new address.
For users that have read-only access to their address books, after the Check-out button is clicked on the basket.asp page, the addrbook.asp page is called, which displays a list of all the available ship-to addresses in the address book for the users. Users can select one of these addresses by selecting one of the radio buttons. These users do not have the ability to edit, delete, or add a new address to their address books.
For users that do not have the address book feature enabled, after the Check-out button is clicked on the basket.asp page, the addrform.asp page is called. The addrform.asp page displays an empty form in which users must enter their ship-to and bill-to addresses. When the Submit button is clicked, the user is redirected to the pickship.asp page after validation of the address.
The App Default Config setting for the Address Book Options property is set to enable the use of the address book. The Address Book Options property can be changed to facilitate other configurations. The following table shows the available configurations.
|Selected Property Value||Friendly Name||Description|
|0||ADDRESSBOOK_DISABLED||Disables the use of the address book.|
|1||ADDRESSBOOK_READONLY||Read-only access. Users can select from a list of existing addresses, but cannot add new addresses. This is useful for companies that have a predefined list of approved delivery addresses.|
|2||ADDRESSBOOK_READWRITE||Read-write access. Users can add and modify the addresses in their own address books.|
For more information about changing App Default Config settings, see Configuring the App Default Config Resource.
Initialization for the address management features occur in the following file:
The address book pages are assigned friendly names by the GetSitePages function.
Contains functions and form definitions used by the address management pages. Contains commented code that illustrates how to use alternative address formatting to accommodate international addresses.
The following files display the address management features:
Displays the page representing the user's addressbook. Called when the Check-out button is clicked from the basket.asp page if the user is a registered user. The App Default Config value for AddressBookOptions is set to ADDRESSBOOK_READONLY or ADDRESSBOOK_READWRITE.
Displays a form for users to specify their addresses. Addresses entered on this page are not added to an address book collection. After the address is validated, the address is saved to the order group and the users are redirected to the summary.asp page. Called when the Check-out button is clicked from the basket.asp page if the users are anonymous or if the App Default Config value for AddressBookOptions is ADDRESSBOOK_DISABLED.
Displays the page for adding a new address to the user's address book. Called when the Click here to add an address, Edit, or Delete links are clicked from addrbook.asp page.
Takes an address selected from the address book and saves it to the OrderGroup object. Redirects the user to the summary.asp page.
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