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UI Config Files

Customizing the UI in Vendr, the eCommerce solution for Umbraco

With Vendr, there are minimal rules about what information you are required to record about an Order, however, this does pose a problem for how we provide a User Interface for managing carts and orders when we don't know exactly what properties you are going to be recording.

In order to allow this flexibility whilst still providing an ability to view and manage carts and orders in the back-office, Vendr supports a number of UI config files to map Order/Order Line Properties to it's various UI elements.

Supported UI Config Files

The configuration files supported by Vendr are.

  • cart.list.config.js - Cart list view configuration.
  • cart.editor.config.js - Cart editor view configuration.
  • order.list.config.js - Order list view configuration.
  • order.editor.config.js - Order editor view configuration.

If there are no cart config files defined, then Vendr will fallback tot he order config files.

Assigning a UI Config File to a Store

To assign a UI config file to a Store, this is done by file name convention where configs are looked for in App_Plugins/Vendr/config with the following file name format {storeAlias}.{entityType}.{viewType}.config.js. If no store specific file is found, it will fallback to the default {entityType}.{viewType}.config.js.

Cart/Order List Config Files

With these configuration file, you can customise the columns displayed in the Cart/Order list view.

Example Cart/Order List Config File

{
    properties: [
        { alias: "color", header: "Color", placeholder: "Undefined" },
        { alias: "size", header: "Size", placeholder: "Undefined", align: "right" }
    ]
}

The following properties are supported.

Name Description
alias
The alias of the Order property to use
label
A label to display as the table column header
align
Sets the alignment of the column. Can be left (default), center or right
placeholder
The placeholder value to display if there is now Order property value
template
An angular template to use for rendering the property value. Defaults to {​{ properties['alias'].value }​}

Properties configured to display in the list view will appear in order, after the cart name column.

Order List Properties

Cart/Order Editor Config Files

With these configuration files, you can completely customize the Cart/Order Editor interface to suit your particular needs.

Example Cart/Order Editor Config File

An example of an Order Editor config file would look something like this:

{
    orderLine: {
        properties: [
            { alias: "color", label: "Color", isReadOnly: true, showInOrderLineSummary: true },
            { alias: "size", label: "Size", isReadOnly: true }
        ]
    },
    customer: {
        // Firstname, Lastname and Email are already known
        company: { alias: "company", label: "Company Name" },
        taxCode: { alias: "taxCode", label: "Tax Code" },
        telephone: { alias: "telephone", label: "Telephone" },
    },
    billing: {
        addressLine1: { alias: "billingAddressLine1", label: "Street Address Line 1" },
        addressLine2: { alias: "billingAddressLine2", label: "Street Address Line 2" },
        city: { alias: "billingCity", label: "City" },
        zipCode: { alias: "billingZipCode", label: "Zip Code" },
        telephone: { alias: "billingTelephone", label: "Telephone" },
        // Country and Region are already known
    },
    shipping: {
        enabled: true,
        sameAsBilling: { alias: "shippingSameAsBilling", label: "Same as billing", trueValue: "1", falseValue: "0" },
        firstName: { alias: "shippingFirstName", label: "First Name" },
        lastName: { alias: "shippingLastName", label: "Last Name" },
        addressLine1: { alias: "shippingAddressLine1", label: "Street Address Line 1" },
        addressLine2: { alias: "shippingAddressLine2", label: "Street Address Line 2" },
        city: { alias: "shippingCity", label: "City" },
        zipCode: { alias: "shippingZipCode", label: "Zip Code" },
        telephone: { alias: "shippingTelephone", label: "Telephone" },
        // Country and Region are already known
    },
    notes: {
        customerNotes: { alias: "comments", label: "Customer Comments" },
        internalNotes: { alias: "notes", label: "Internal Notes" }
    },
    additionalInfo: [
        { alias: "ipAddress", label: "IP Address", isReadOnly: true }
    ]
}

The Cart/Order Editor config file is broken up into a series of sections, each of which relate to a particular section of the Cart/Order Editor User Interface.

Order Line Config Options

The Order Line config block configures which Order Line properties should be viewable and/or manageable within the Cart/Order Editor UI. For each Order Line Property you can provide the following options:

Name Description
alias
The alias of the Order Line property
label
A friendly label to display for this property in the editor interface
description
A friendly description to display for this property in the editor interface
isReadOnly
Sets the property as read only and so doesn't provide a means of editing the value in the editor interface (Default: false)
showInOrderLineSummary
Sets whether to display this property in the Order Lines summary next to the SKU in the Order editor interface (Default: true)
view
Sets the name or path of a Property Editor to use when editing this property
config
Defines a JSON config for the Property Editor if required

Properties configured to display in the Order Line Summary will be displayed inline next to the Order Lines SKU as follows:

Order Line Summary

Where there are editable Order Line Properties for an Order Line, a pencil icon is displayed next to the Order Lines Product name which when clicked will open out the Order Line Property editor interface for that Order Line.

Order Line Property Editing

Customer Config Options

The Customer config block configures which Cart/Order properties relate to an Cart/Orders customer information. The following properties are supported.

Key Description
firstName
The customers first name. Uses the order.CustomerInfo.FirstName system property
lastName
The customers last name. Uses the order.CustomerInfo.LastName system property
email
The customers email address. Uses the order.CustomerInfo.Email system property
company
The company the customer works for
taxCode
The tax code of the company the customer works for
telephone
The contact telephone number of the customer

Any missing property definition in this config block will disable that property from displaying / being editable.

For each property, the following config options are available:

Name Description
alias
The alias of the Order property to use
label
A friendly label to display for this property in the editor interface
description
A friendly description to display for this property in the editor interface
view
Sets the name or path of a Property Editor to use when editing this property
config
Defines a JSON config for the Property Editor if required

A fully configured Customer config block will produce a Customer summary like so:

Order Line Property Editing

Clicking the Customer Details Edit button will display an edit interface like so:

Order Line Property Editing

Billing Config Options

The Billing config block configures which Cart/Order properties relate to a Cart/Orders billing information. The following properties are supported.

Key Description
addressLine1
Line 1 of the billing address
addressLine2
Line 2 of the billing address
city
The City of the billing address
zipCode
The Zip/Postal Code of the billing address
telephone
The telephone number of the billing address

In addition to these properties, the order.PaymentInfo Country/Region will be associated with the billing address.

Any missing property definition in this config block will disable that property from displaying / being editable.

For each property, the following config options are available:

Name Description
alias
The alias of the Order property to use
label
A friendly label to display for this property in the editor interface
description
A friendly description to display for this property in the editor interface
view
Sets the name or path of a Property Editor to use when editing this property
config
Defines a JSON config for the Property Editor if required

A fully configured Billing config block will produce a Billing Address summary like so:

Order Billing Address Summary

Clicking the Customer Details Edit button will display an edit interface like so:

Order Billing Address Editor

Shipping Config Options

The Shipping config block configures which Cart/Order properties relate to a Cart/Orders shipping information. The following properties are supported.

Key Description
enabled
Sets whether the collection of shipping information is enabled or not. If set to false not shipping info will be displayed (Default: true)
sameAsBilling
Determines the Order property to use as a flag to indicate the shipping address is the same as the billing address
firstName
The first name of the shipping contact
lastName
The last name of the shipping contact
addressLine1
Line 1 of the shipping address
addressLine2
Line 2 of the shipping address
city
The City of the shipping address
zipCode
The Zip/Postal Code of the shipping address
telephone
The telephone number of the shipping address

In addition to these properties, the order.ShippingInfo Country/Region will be associated with the shipping address.

Any missing property definition in this config block will disable that property from displaying / being editable.

For each property, except enabled or sameAsBilling, the following config options are available:

Name Description
alias
The alias of the Order property to use
label
A friendly label to display for this property in the editor interface
description
A friendly description to display for this property in the editor interface
view
Sets the name or path of a Property Editor to use when editing this property
config
Defines a JSON config for the Property Editor if required

For the sameAsBilling property, the following config options are available:

Name Description
alias
The alias of the Order property to use
label
A friendly label to display next to a toggle switch for this property in the editor interface
trueValue
The value to expect for a true value
falseValue
The value to expect for a false value

A fully configured Shipping config block, where the sameAsBilling property is false, will produce a Shipping Address summary like so:

Order Shipping Address Summary

Where as, a fully configured Shipping config block, where the sameAsBilling property is true, will produce a Shipping Address summary like so:

Order Shipping Address Summary - Same as Billing

Clicking the Customer Details Edit button will display an edit interface like so:

Order Shipping Address Editor

If the sameAsBilling toggle switch is toggled, the appropriate Cart/Order property will be toggled between the configured Properties true / false values, and the editor interface will be collapsed like so:

Order Shipping Address Editor - Same as Billing

Notes Config Options

The Notes config block configures which Cart/Order properties relate to a Cart/Orders note information. The following properties are supported.

Key Description
customerNotes
The property to use for customer provided notes
internalNotes
The property to use to store internal notes that shouldn't be sent to the customer

Any missing property definition in this config block will disable that property from displaying / being editable.

For each property the following config options are available:

Name Description
alias
The alias of the Order property to use
label
A friendly label to display for this property in the editor interface
description
A friendly description to display for this property in the editor interface

A fully configured Notes config block will produce an editor interface like so:

Order Notes Editor

Additional Info Config Options

The Additional Info config block configures any other Cart/Order properties you wish to display in the Cart/Order editor interface in the Additional Info section. For each Order Property to display you can provide the following options:

Name Description
alias
The alias of the Order property
label
A friendly label to display for this property in the editor interface
description
A friendly description to display for this property in the editor interface
isReadOnly
Sets the property as read only and so doesn't provide a means of editing the value in the editor interface (Default: false)
view
Sets the name or path of a Property Editor to use when editing this property
config
Defines a JSON config for the Property Editor if required

A fully configured Additional Info config block will produce an Additional Info summary interface like so:

Additional Info Summary

Clicking the Additional Info Edit button will display an edit interface like so:

Additional Info Editor

Custom Cart/Order Editor View

If you wish to entirely replace the Cart/Order Editor view with a custom implementation you can create a Cart/Order Editor Config file with a single view config option which points the path of an alternative AngularJS view file to use for editing the Order.

{
    view: '/app_plugins/myplugin/views/ordereditor/ordereditor.html'
}

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