Adding a bidding tool to online store

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Adding a bidding tool to online store

Postby Eddie » Sat Feb 01, 2003 9:11 am

I'm trying to add a bidding tool to my online store where users can buy and sell football memorabilia. If anyone has any experience doing this kind of thing I would like some help. I want users to be able to advertise these items and also to place bids for items.

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Postby Joan Garnet » Sat Feb 01, 2003 3:27 pm

This is a huge application :)
We can guide you throgh the steps, but you have to create the script.
If you have some code that doesn't work post it here and we'll check it.

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Postby Eddie » Sun Feb 02, 2003 7:37 am

Joan Garnet wrote:This is a huge application :)
We can guide you throgh the steps, but you have to create the script.
If you have some code that doesn't work post it here and we'll check it.


Well I already have some of it done. Users can add the product they want to sell into a catalogue of products at the moment. The part I need help with is the actual bidding process itself. I want the user to be able to specify a date for the bidding to close and put a timer on for this. I also need to implement some way of tracking bids and keeping an account of the highest bid. If you could outline the steps I need to take to do this that id be sweet.

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Postby Joan Garnet » Sun Feb 02, 2003 12:05 pm

You'll have to handle time functions:
To compare two different dates -->

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echo ( strtotime ("10 September 2003") - strtotime ("now") );


To build the bidding system you will have to use mysq database to manage users' data.
Forms to input text, images, prices, posts, replies...
Lots of form checks to validate the inputs and the system as is.

I suggest that you write a text explaining all you want it to do, make a graphic scheme of the aplication: databases, tables, files, etc...

Is not an easy task... but this a good chance to have fun :D
Projects keep you up to date with languages.


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