PC Pro Creator in General Add-Ons Support Posted April 26, 2008 After spending many days (weeks, months, whatever!!) trying to get this damned thing working I gave up and chucked it out the window. I tried CCC (Custom Computer Creator) and spent some hours trying to get that working too. It showed a lot more potential but I quickly realised that the *dependancy* factor is non existent. There are other issues with this mod (CCC) that I think people are deliberately sidestepping (i.e. the radio buttons with images problem). And I'm not about to throw $200 at it to make it right - or even become a JAVA guru to prove that I can do it myself. The vision and foundation of Oscommerce is open-source, its critical success factor is in the mission statement "individual commitment to a group effort". I am a proud and avid supporter of Oscommerce (and its philosophy), even though I haven't contributed much I have helped certain local and international people with their sites. I have spent an incredible amount of time on my site(s) and I refuse to hoard any of my source code, I have learnt so much from this "group effort" that it's only a pleasure for me to offer assistance wherever I can. Although I won't code for anyone for free I will however offer my source codes for free to help people to help themselves. Okay, so I ditched CCC because it doesn't work properly and the support for it went pear-shaped, whether deliberate or not I don't care - it's too much work to get it where I need it to be. I've now gone full-circle now, back to this contrib (PC Pro Creator) and made a deliberate effort to "decipher" it, simply to prove that CCC isn't the be-all and end-all of online PC Builders for Oscommerce. This is what I have discovered about this (PC Pro Creator) contrib: The *dependancy* does work. The spanish instruction "Agregar Relacion" (on the 'edit products page' in admin) I have renamed temporarily to "Select Category and Product then click here to Apply Dependance". Then for "Eliminor" I have renamed to "Click here to remove Dependance". As you apply dependances you will see a list of then forming on the 'edit products page' - its not beautiful but for now it works. The Assembly Fees issue does actually work... the authors instruction is not only confusing but also a complete lie. To get it working you need to create a new product category off the root (or "top") and then in there add your assembly fee(s) as if they (or it) are products. Then it gets a bit technical... you need to look at your tables (with phpMyAdmin for example), locate the categories_description table and browse it, locate the category that you've created for Assembly Fees and make a note of the catgories_id (a number). Then locate the file prduct_listing.php (in the catalog root) and open it for editing, look for the following line (near the end): $c_query = tep_db_query("select products_id from products_to_categories where categories_id='33'"); .... yes!!!.. it's HARD CODED!!!!!???, so change the 33 to the number you noted from your categories_id in your categories_description table, save the change and test the builder - you'll see that the assembly fees are now listed. That's all I have for now - the fact that these two (important) issues are working gives me hope for this contrib. There's still a lot of cosmetic work to do, I've already thrown the stylesheets away, making good progress now to get this thing to "look" like it belongs on my site. I will try my best to keep coming back to this forum to answer questions (for help) about my "workarounds" for Dependancy and Assembly Fees.