a little lateral thinking.........

there are a number of email to fax services out there (www.j2.com is one).
Last time I looked it was as cheap to use as a normal fax, and it saves much
hassle. just email the order to their servers and it gets faxed.

Might be worth a look

Peter

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Frank Flynn [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Sent: 08 April 2002 18:59
> To: Rick Emery; 'Raymond'; [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Subject: Re: [PHP-DB] Re: Making a txt file from db data, is it
> possible?
>
>
> Yes, I'd say this is the  way to go.  As the  customer submits the  order
> simply write out the file as you'd like it.  It doesn't  take
> long and you
> have all the  data in the cart (I'm not sure how you're dealing with the
> cart - saving it in the DB,  cookies, session variables - but it  doesn't
> really matter).
>
> Otherwise  you  could  save this in the DB and have a demon type thing
> continuously poll the  DB for orders not yet  sent - but that's more of a
> pain and  more likely to break as the demon fails but customers  don't
> notice and think their orders are being  processed.
>
> Even so you'd still have to write it the same way.  The export or dump
> features will only give you the rows of data in a tab delimited
> format not a
> formatted document as you probably want.
>
> Good Luck,
> Frank
>
> On 4/8/02 10:40 AM, "Rick Emery" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>
> > fopen()
> > fwrite()
> > fclose()
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Raymond [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> > Sent: Monday, April 08, 2002 12:05 PM
> > To: Frank Flynn; [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> > Subject: [PHP-DB] Re: Making a txt file from db data, is it possible?
> >
> >
> > Hi!
> >
> > Ok, I think I maybe have to explain this a little better : )
> >
> > I have this website that have a webshop that is driven by mysql and php.
> > This is working fine, but when a customer puts something into
> his cart and
> > he is sending his order, I would like to send this order by fax
> to the store
> > nearest the customer.
> >
> > And I have this faxprogram that scan a directory for files and
> send them as
> > a fax. So I was thinking .... I'm not sure if it is possible,
> but if it is
> > possible to write all products in the customers cart into a
> txtfile. Iwould
> > make to send fax, or?
> >
> > Thankfull for all advices or help : )
> >
> > Best regards Raymond
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Frank Flynn" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> > To: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> > Cc: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> > Sent: Sunday, April 07, 2002 6:02 AM
> > Subject: Re: Making a txt file from db data, is it possible?
> >
> >
> >> On 4/6/02 4:12 PM, "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"
> >> <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> >>
> >>> From: "Raymond Lilleodegard" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> >>> Date: Sat, 6 Apr 2002 17:18:07 +0200
> >>> To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> >>> Subject: Re: Making a txt file from db data, is it possible?
> >>>
> >>> May I use this dump method with a query too? Or is this only
> for making
> > a
> >>> hole table into a txt file?
> >>
> >> By  the time I caught this thread there was no mention of the DBMS you
> > were
> >> using and they are different.  Still one trick that usually works is to
> >> create a view with the query you want and to dump that view.
> >>
> >>> Because I'm trying to get a website into a txt file and save it into a
> >>> directory on the server to get a order sendt by fax. Or is
> this a "long
> > way"
> >>> to go?
> >>
> >> Sounds like the long way to me.  But like I said I just saw this am I'm
> > not
> >> sure what you're trying to do.  I'd be happy to comment further if you
> > like
> >> just send more details of what you're trying to do.
> >>
> >> Good Luck,
> >> Frank
> >>
> >>> Regards Raymond
> >>>
> >>
> >>
> >
>
>
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