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Too late ... they know ... o:)

 

Your file works on my site! It looks a lot more correct than what's returned from that USPS Methods 6 utility file. That gave stuff like "First Class Package Service" that doesn't exist anymore, etc. I think that was what was blowing it up.

 

Tried some different destination zips and countries - it looks like it all works.

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oops it didn't run on my box. could be the osCmax I run.. not sure..

Changed the XXXX to my ID (yes on a production server) changed to my home zip and a VA zip -- nothing else changed..

loaded to catalog root /shoppe/

 

results:

Warning: require(DIR_WS_FUNCTIONSdownloads_controller.php) [function.require]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/[uSER]/public_html/shoppe/includes/functions/general.php on line 1385

Warning: require(DIR_WS_FUNCTIONSdownloads_controller.php) [function.require]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/[uSER]/public_html/shoppe/includes/functions/general.php on line 1385

Fatal error: require() [function.require]: Failed opening required 'DIR_WS_FUNCTIONSdownloads_controller.php' (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php') in /home/[uSER]/public_html/shoppe/includes/functions/general.php on line 1385


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The test file doesn't call on a lot of the osCommerce include files because it doesn't need them. Apparently part of your osCmax does need those defines. As a quick fix, find this code:

 

 // Include the osC files we need

 

and add this line just after that:

 

 // Include the osC files we need
require_once 'includes/configure.php';

 

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that did the trick.. and now I have a lovely array of services that look fairly complete to me


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That's the array (or arrays, since there should be four) that will be used to build the list of services to install. If there's one that you need that is not showing up on your array, now would be a good time to mention that.

 

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On the weight limits: We use them to limit the options the customer has from which to select. For example, we set a minimum and maximum weights so that the customer will not see more than one flat rate packaging choice. (With this customer's products, the weight serves as a good substitute for physical size of the products.) We use max weight on small flat rate box of 1.5lbs. Minimum weight on larger flat rate box is 1.6lbs.

 

So, even though the flat-rate boxes are supposed to ship anything that will fit in them, we force a larger flat-rate box when the customer has ordered enough items that they won't fit in a small flat rate box. If it's over 1.5 pounds, it goes in the larger box. (If the total shipment is over 1.5 pounds, we know that they ordered enough items that they won't fit in the small box!)

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I plan to keep the min-max weights and handling per service that the USPS Rates V4 Intl Rates V2 module has. You're not the first person to find that useful.

 

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Hi Jim,

 

Count me in for testing. This issue has been driving us crazy. We use MVS across about 200 web stores... Your proposed solution would be extremely valuable.

 

Best

 

Peter

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Progress has been slow. I'm doing this in my spare time, and there hasn't been much of that lately.

 

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Good luck! USPS has already announced a rate change that they will implement in January. So, we don't really have that long before everything gets broken again.

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A rate change alone won't break any of the existing modules. However, USPS seems to not be content with just rate changes, and changes other parts of the API as well. That's when the fun starts.

 

I have a working skeleton of a module. My intention was to finish the two-stage installer and release that for everyone to play with. It requires modification to admin/modules.php, which is unfortunate but apparently unavoidable. It does allow us to do all sorts of fun things in the second pass though. Expect that in the next couple of weeks.

 

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Never mind. It was a corrupted file. Oh well, at least you know I'm working on this.

 

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Jim

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I've uploaded a new package with the adaptive installer. This is a very basic module -- it'll install and that's it. It will give you a look at the installer, which is not a bad idea if you want to check whether I've left out your favorite configuration option. Please do.

 

As before, you will need a valid USPS Web Tools User ID to install this module. You can leave the rest of the options alone or change them as you want. The services will not appear until after you save your edits. You can then edit a second time and chose your services.

 

The installer contacts the USPS server after you edit and click Save the first time. My tests show this takes around 15-20 seconds. I would be interested to know how long yours takes.

 

You may have to change the Test Destination Zip to get the Regional services to appear. Check with the USPS if you need to know which areas are available.

 

All suggestions and constructive criticism are welcome.

 

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Jim


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Now this is fun. Apparently USPS has pulled another update without telling anyone. Or somebody slipped up. I was working on the module and started getting several services similar to

Priority Mail Express 2-Day<sup>#8482;</sup> Sunday/Holiday Delivery Flat Rate Boxes

 

Sunday/Holiday Delivery? I thought only Amazon got those rates. Hmmm....

 

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geezus are you telling me my USPS rates are not working again????


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They don't seem to have changed any of the existing services, as far as I can tell. They have added five new ones. I didn't get any notice, and a quick look at the web site doesn't turn up anything past the July update. Beyond that, your guess is as good as mine.

 

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All rates and services are returned from the USPS API, so the module will support them if/when USPS returns them.

 

I don't know what triggers the Commercial Base and Commercial Plus discounts. Do you have an API guide for those?

 

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Jim

 

If you need a tester let me know.

 

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I'll post here when I have something worth testing. Progress on this is slower than I would like, but I'm still working on it whenever I have the time to spare.

 

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Still checking in every once in awhile ...

 

It's too bad that USPS is becoming so complex with their collection of rates and services. I've only ever used 4 or 5 of their services in my store, but those are absolutely critical.

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I'm still working on this whenever I can find some time. There hasn't been much of that lately. I'm hoping to get more free time now the holidays are over.

 

I think USPS is hurting themselves with these frequent service changes. I have no idea what they are thinking.

 

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It's still under development. Don't expect anything to work, at least until I say it should.

 

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Jim,

 

Can you at least look at the existing USPS Methods? It looks like they've broken things again:1st Class Package does not work.

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I don't support the USPS Methods module. The USPS V4 module has been updated by somebody else. I recommend that you use that one.

 

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