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Manufacture Directory - Installation and Use
Describes installation and use of Manufacture Directory.
se.pl - Search configuration and common logic modules (see: pg.html)
jhzcs.pl - JHZ-CS configuration and common logic modules (see: jhzcs.html)
IID (Item Information Dataset)
mds.cgi (web interface component)
Support for Text Search and Banner Rotator System requires those components to be installed and configured according to their specifications. Inclusion of Special Template markup supporting those components must also be included within the templates supported by this product.
PACKING (PARTS) LIST
PRODUCT ID: MD
*AUTH - Authorization/permissions octal equilvalents where:
7=RWX, 6=RW, 5=RX, 4=R (R=Read W=Write X=Executable)
1 char indicates Octal number
2 char Owner
3 char Group
4 char All Others
It is recommended that you read the entire installation process steps prior to performing installation. Each solution has specific instructions.
- Download solution to desktop
- Expand installation package (use any standard archive application; such as WinZip®, StuffIt Expander® or TAR command)
- Set configuration settings
- Upload components to server
- Set file permissions
- Test installation
- Customize Templates as desired
- Test customizations
Modify Logic Components
Modify all logic components "*.cgi" and "*.pl" logic modules as follows:
- First line of code (#!) correctly points to the PERL executable binary on the server (use command "which perl" or consult your server administrator)
- All PERL "requires" statements contained in "*.cgi" and "*.pl" logic modules must use "absolute" directory paths (beginning with a forward slash "/")
Customize templates for content and appearance as desired:
Any variable contained in the IID may be referenced using the variables (column header name) wrapped in less than greater than pairs. The variable name cannot contain spaces.
Two special keywords are available for use when using a variable reference within web page anchor names, anchor references and CGI URL parameters. This allows use of referenced variables that equate to an item values containing spaces. The use of these special keywords causes spaces to be translated or escaped using the required character sequences.
The special keywords are:
<a href="#<<category%20ANCHOR>>"> <a name="<<category%20ANCHOR>>">
Special mark-up within Category List (Found) and Category List (Not Found) Templates must respect group order sequence to support nested repeating groups. Indentation illustrates nesting relationships:
<!-- Page Header End --> <!-- Body Start --> <!-- Manu Dir Entry Start --> <!-- Manu Dir Col Start --> <!-- Manu Dir Col End --> <!-- Manu Dir Entry End --> <!-- Body End --> <!-- Page Footer Start -->
Uploading to Web Server
All dependent and required components must be successfully installed and configured. All components, with the exception of images, must be FTP uploaded as TEXT. Images must be FTP uploaded as BINARY.
Test installation and configuration by invoking mds.cgi from a web browser.
Enter the URL to mds.cgi with and without parameters; see example in USAGE section below.
Test passing a valid parameters
Test passing an invalid parameters and verify installation and configuration is correct.
Add hyperlinks to Manufacture Directory to static pages and dynamic page templates as desired including the appropriate parameter and value to yield the desired results.
Following successful installation and satisfaction of dependencies and requirements, "mds.cgi" should be invoked via the GET method either with or without parameters.
Without parameters invokes Manufacture Directories default processing, resulting in all Manufactures being displayed.
With parameters invokes Manufacture Directories default processing, resulting in all Manufactures being displayed.
where "M1" and "M2" (variable name value pairs) qualifies the list of Manufactures to those within range starting with M1 and ending with M2. The example above is using the value of "A" for both the start and end of the range to display.
JHZ-CS Solutions are offered exclusively under the terms and conditions of the JHZ-CS Software License Agreement.