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Re: Writing a Billing System

by greywolf (Priest)
on Jul 22, 2002 at 18:24 UTC ( #184169=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Writing a Billing System

I'm actually in the middle of doing something fairly similiar to this so I know what you're going through. I can think of 2 possibile solutions off the top of my head.

A) If the action will always be a discount percentage you can just store the discount (15%). This will also help maintenance when the price goes up in 6 months.

B) If there are multiple types of actions you can store 2 fields. 1) reference to type of action (percentage, promo price etc) and 2) value of the action (15%, $9.99 etc). The user would then select a type and a value and be on their merry way.

mr greywolf

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