Leveraging the Gift Wrap feature for optional upcharges to a product

Just goes to show, you still can teach an old dog new tricks. A client needed a way to add an Engraving choice to the product page.   Normally this isn’t an issue, just use the product variant feature. But in this case, the engraving choice must be optional.   And it has to charge an amount.  And it needs to accept some text for the actual engraved words. So after a little digging, I settled on a little-used feature in AbleCommerce known as Gift Wrap.    Gift Wrap is a way to associate a secondary charge to any product.   The basket ...

Nov 25, 2019 READ MORE
Quickbooks Enterprise 13 and Above How To Increase Cache Size

These steps apply when the full program is installed on the hosting computer (server) and QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions is on R6 release or later. Go to the computer (server) hosting the company file. Go to the QBW.ini file in the Intuit folder: Windows Vista and later: C:\ProgramData\Intuit Windows XP or Windows Server 2003: C:\Document and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Intuit\ Click the QBW file. Note: This file is different from the one you can access directly from the program. Use the information below to add a [DBSERVEROPTIONS] s...

Nov 07, 2013 READ MORE
How to improve Quickbooks Web Connector Speed

For years I have worked to improve the transfer speed of my AbleCommerce Web Connector for Quickbooks. But there’s only so much you can do in code. The rest is up to the internet connection, the speed of the Quickbooks PC and Quickbooks itself. A client of mine found a document that details how to increase the cache memory allocation of the Quickbooks database engine. So he passed it along to me to try. Why increase the cache memory you ask? Because the default is a whopping 512mb of RAM. Even if your PC hosting the quickbooks company file has 8gb of RAM, the database engine will only ever ...

Feb 21, 2013 READ MORE
How to force HTTPS/SSL in AbleCommerce Gold

Just like AbleCommerce 7.x, AbleCommerce Gold uses a specific configuration file to identify which pages/folders should force SSL.  Obviously key pages like the login page, the admin pages, checkout etc are all set to force SSL by default.  But sometimes you need your own custom stuff to force SSL.  In my case, it’s my Quickbooks Connector for AbleCommerce.  The Intuit Web Connector program will only transfer to a public IP using HTTPS.  Any attempt to do so with straight HTTP will result in an Authentication Failed error response. To force SSL ...

Jan 03, 2013 READ MORE
Quickbooks Web Connector for AbleCommerce v 2.0.2 Released

Minor update to the QB module was released today.  A few performance improvements and a couple of obscure bug fixes.  Nothing super major unless you’ve seen noticeable site degradation since your module was installed. Complete Change List can be found on our Support Site...

Jan 27, 2012 READ MORE