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Features

Customer Quick Add

Overview

Miva 10.00.05 introduces a new Customer Quick Add Action (ICSQ) which allows you to create a new customer account in Miva with only a customer login/email and a password. All the other bill to or ship to fields are optional.

In addition, if this quick add is used on the order invoice page, the current order will automatically be linked to the newly created account.

The default theme for Miva, Shadows, has been updated to include the Quick Add on the invoice page by default.

Example Quick Add Form:

Shadows Updates

Below is the default code to add this to your INVC screen if you are using Shadows.

Shadows Template Changes

Usage

10.00.05 introduces a new runtime action, ICSQ, which allows customer accounts to be created with a limited set of fields, bypassing the configuration for required shipping and billing fields. Field names are identical to the existing ICST action. The following fields are required:

  • One of Customer_LoginEmail or Customer_Login
  • Customer_Password

The remaining fields are optional:

Customer_ShipFirstName Customer_ShipLastName
Customer_ShipEmail Customer_ShipCompany
Customer_ShipPhone Customer_ShipFax
Customer_ShipAddress1 Customer_ShipAddress2
Customer_ShipCity Customer_ShipState
Customer_ShipZip Customer_ShipCountry
Customer_BillFirstName Customer_BillLastName
Customer_BillEmail Customer_BillCompany
Customer_BillPhone Customer_BillFax
Customer_BillAddress1 Customer_BillAddress2
Customer_BillCity Customer_BillState
Customer_BillZip Customer_BillCountry

Error Handling

Any validation errors that occur in the new action result in the customer_invalid_addinfo UI exception being thrown. If a customer enters a password that does not meet the minimum password requirements or tries to create an account using an email for an account which already exists, they will be send to the Account Create Page (ACAD) with the appropriate error message

Quick Add Error

If the customer fixes the error and continues to create the account, the order they just placed will be correctly linked to the newly created account.

Order Linking

The ICST and ICSQ actions now support the ability to link a recently created order to a newly created customer account when the following criteria are met: 

  1. The basket has an associated, completed Order ID (g.Basket:order_id NE 0 AND g.Basket:order_proc)
  2. A valid checkout session exists and has been verified through the use of cookies or the Checkout_Session_ID parameter
  3. The referenced order does not already have an assigned customer

The order will be automatically linked to the new account if the above conditions are met.

Basket Handling Post Order

To facilitate this functionality, baskets are handled differently post-order.  In previous versions of the software, after resetting the existing basket contents, a new basket entry was created only when the order was placed by a logged-in customer (this allowed the customer to stay logged in post order).  Now, a new basket entry is created for all transactions.  This could result in slightly more entries in the sNN_Baskets table than in previous versions, but since the basket is only created post-order, and the intention is to encourage those users to create a customer account (which would have created a basket anyway), we do not believe this will be a major impact.

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