1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 8, 2013 2:32 PM by thetrickster888

    pay to submit


      I've been studying the web apps feature for a while now.


      I can't determin whether or not its possible to reverse the payment system.


      I'm trying to setup a system where a user has to pay a micro-transaction in order to post a bid.


      Is there any way to do this in the BC system?



        • 1. Re: pay to submit
          thetrickster888 Level 4

          Yes, users can pay to submit web app items.  What you'd want to do is create two web apps-- one web app for the item that they are bidding on and another web app called "bids".  You'll have to use web app's data source functionality to tie a bid to a for-sale item in your other web app.


          You can read more about associating web app items to another web app item via the data source feature here: http://helpx.adobe.com/business-catalyst/partner/building-web-apps-part-1.html


          The tricky part will be to build a web form for when the user wants to submit/pay for a bid that automatically chooses the right web app item in the data source select box. You'll probably have to hack that datasource field on the customer web app submit form to accept a url parameter like "webAppID" by using the {module_url,webAppID} module and when you have the buttom on your for-sale item to submit a bid, you'll need to link to your customer submit form and pass the URL parameter of the current web app item: http://yoursite.com/your-bid-form?webAppID={tag_itemid}