Merchant OrderForm v1.53 DropBox ExamplesYou can use Drop Boxes to Submit to MOF; however, you have to follow all the Rules for submitting quantity-order(s) for the particular postmode that you use. Here are some examples.
1. Drop Box Input Using SinglePost Mode
You can submit your main product from a drop box via postmode= SINGLEPOST where your options contain different products, and different order information for pricing, etc. However, you must make the default selection in your Main Product DropBox a Null value so that MOF can detect if nothing was selected. Without a Null for default selected value MOF will always add that item, because it looks like an order was submitted.
2. Drop Box Input Using CheckBoxes Mode
You can submit your product from Drop Boxes via postmode= CHECKBOXES. With DropBoxes we don't need the checkboxes, but make sure to submit a Null as the default value selected for your DropBox so MOF can tell if nothing was selected. Also, the same rules apply as checkboxes: you must submit 6 fields as your value for each option, and you cannot have any user input under this mode.
3. List Box Input Using CheckBoxes Mode
Okay, still using postmode= CHECKBOXES let's use a Multi Select List Box, same Rules apply for CheckBoxes--No user input, must submit all 6 fields. Since the list box acts like actual checkboxes and doesn't submit any order information unless something is actually selected, then you don't need to set up a Null default selected option.
4. Drop Box Input Using QuantityBoxes Mode
Here's an example of DropBoxes using the postmode= QUANTITYBOXES. Remember to follow all the Rules for QuantityBoxes: Must submit matching numbers for quantityN, orderN, and any user_inputN for each group, the orderN is only 5 fields (because quantityN is user input). Since quantityboxs mode requires the user to enter a valid number for quantity before MOF searches for the order data, you don't have to make a Null value as the default selection in your drop box; however, if you don't then MOF will use the default selected order information. If you use a Null default value selected, then MOF will check to see that an order was selected.
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