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    Hello,
    Anyone knows of what you think is the best PHP/MySQL shopping cart. The features I'm looking for is that is got to be easy to setup and customize, free and has a lot of cool and important features.
    Did I explain myself right?

    I also I'm looking some PHP/MySQL software for person-to-person online trading community.

    Thanks

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    the biggest mistake you'll make is trying to develop an application where transaction processing is extremely important using a database that doesn't have this capability. i believe maxSQL does have transaction processing and is developed by the same developer of mySQL.



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    And PostgreSQL is also transaction based...

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    Ok... I now know that MySQL for a shopping cart may not be the best option, but what is a good (doesn't have to be perfect) shooping cart that uses php/mysql? I know that there are some on the net, but wich have you heard that is good.
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    What do you mean by transaction based? mySQL seems to work fine for shopping carts.
    Are there built in functions in PostgreSQL + maxSQL that work well with shopping cart systems?

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    There is nothing wrong with using mySQL for a cart system. I used to work for http://www.booksamillion.com. They do TONS of business over the internet and every database they have is mySQL.
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    Currently MySQL does not support transactions, PostgreSQL does and so does MaxSQL. This can be important and crucial to the operating integrity of a e-commerce system. I wouldn't worry about it unless you are maknig as amny sales as amazon!
    Please don't PM me with questions.
    Use the forums, that is what they are here for.

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    What do you people mean with "transactions"?

    Actually I just want to add a shopping cart to my site as an add-on. It's not going to be a full-feature shopping site like Amazon. ;-)
    Any good suggestion on a script?
    Guillermo

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    transactions are a way of wrapping an entire set up of queries, updates and inserts into one package so that your counts are always corect.

    For example. Let's say I click on an item that shows as quantity one. Then I walk away for a few minutes before actuyally purchasing that item. Without transactions that item would still show as "available" to the next person that saw that page. Even though I should get the chance to buy it first.

    That is a very rough explanation of transactions.
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