I am using a trial version of nBill 2.09 on Joomla 1.5.15 with the full intention of purchasing as soon as I solve a few problems. I wanted to use to nBill for an event with a complicated registration process. This didn't seem possible out of the box as I can't create product attributes, use product quantities or easily create conditional fields.
I have got round this by copying forms, with a few changes each time, and then linking to them from a custom form in a Joomla article. This gives the impression that the process is seamless but is actually a choice of about ten different forms.
Thank god for the update in 2.09 that copies options.
1. My first problem I have is that option choices are not being stored in fields but as a list in one field.
I can see that you can link order form fields to custom client fields but it doesn't seem to work for me. I created a custom field called delegatetype in the Client Profile Fields section, added options and then matched it to one with the same name in the order form mapping the client field in the processing tab to custom field but the options were not copied over. I then created the options in the order form but when I went to client profile fields section all the options had gone.
Am I doing this wrong?
Ideally I would like to be able to have all options chosen saved by their name, not value, in their own field in the database as I am using SQL 2 Excel to create reports.
2. I need to offer a choice of accommodation with different room options, lengths of stay and prices. The only way I can see to do this easily is to create a page with a drop down list for each hotel listing the different options. I really want to be able to disable the drop down lists not used or limit the page to one product only so people can't book more than one room per night.
Thanks in advance for any help, even though I am having a few problems this is still a very good and well written piece of work.