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This is my task and I'd like some direction please:
1. Print company that houses user PDF files

2. User logs in and is brought to his own area

3. Dynamic customer inventory page is displayed based on PDF files in
a home directory (It would be nice if the MetaTag in a PDF file could
be used here)

4. Inventory page is also "order" page that allows for the ordering of
cases of printed items

5. Each inventory item will have a place for entering a number of
cases to be ordered

6. Order is submitted and emailed to owner of company who inputs
manually into billing system
Please point me in the right direction,

Derrick

May 11 '07 #1
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On May 11, 10:22 am, dnferti...@yahoo.com wrote:
This is my task and I'd like some direction please:

1. Print company that houses user PDF files

2. User logs in and is brought to his own area

3. Dynamic customer inventory page is displayed based on PDF files in
a home directory (It would be nice if the MetaTag in a PDF file could
be used here)

4. Inventory page is also "order" page that allows for the ordering of
cases of printed items

5. Each inventory item will have a place for entering a number of
cases to be ordered

6. Order is submitted and emailed to owner of company who inputs
manually into billing system

Please point me in the right direction,

Derrick
Are you a PHP programmer? Or are you asking what you should be paying
people to do?

If you are the programmer, check out PHP's PDF functions, which I
think you can use to grab some meta data:
http://php.net/pdf

Have you ever developed a PHP website before? Are you asking
specifically how to lay out your code?

-Mike PII

May 11 '07 #2

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dn********@yahoo.com wrote:
This is my task and I'd like some direction please:
1. Print company that houses user PDF files
echo $companyName;

But not knowing where the company name is stored maxes further
discussion impossible.
2. User logs in and is brought to his own area
No biggie - keep user id and password where you can access it, and save
appropriate info in the session.
3. Dynamic customer inventory page is displayed based on PDF files in
a home directory (It would be nice if the MetaTag in a PDF file could
be used here)
PDF metatags don't normally contain this information. And it's very
difficult to parse a PDF file for this info if you don't have the exact
format of the PDF in the first place. XML is the typical way to go here.

4. Inventory page is also "order" page that allows for the ordering of
cases of printed items
No problem - if you can get the inventory.
5. Each inventory item will have a place for entering a number of
cases to be ordered
Easy enough.
6. Order is submitted and emailed to owner of company who inputs
manually into billing system
No real problem - although automatically entering it would be better.
>
Please point me in the right direction,

Derrick
Way too broad to cover in a newsgroup. You need to at least get the
basic design down. Or pay someone to do it for you.

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JDS Computer Training Corp.
js*******@attglobal.net
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May 12 '07 #3

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On May 11, 10:11 pm, Jerry Stuckle <jstuck...@attglobal.netwrote:
dnferti...@yahoo.com wrote:
This is my task and I'd like some direction please:
1. Print company that houses user PDF files

echo $companyName;

But not knowing where the company name is stored maxes further
discussion impossible.
2. User logs in and is brought to his own area

No biggie - keep user id and password where you can access it, and save
appropriate info in the session.
3. Dynamic customer inventory page is displayed based on PDF files in
a home directory (It would be nice if the MetaTag in a PDF file could
be used here)

PDF metatags don't normally contain this information. And it's very
difficult to parse a PDF file for this info if you don't have the exact
format of the PDF in the first place. XML is the typical way to go here.
4. Inventory page is also "order" page that allows for the ordering of
cases of printed items

No problem - if you can get the inventory.
5. Each inventory item will have a place for entering a number of
cases to be ordered

Easy enough.
6. Order is submitted and emailed to owner of company who inputs
manually into billing system

No real problem - although automatically entering it would be better.
Please point me in the right direction,
Derrick

Way too broad to cover in a newsgroup. You need to at least get the
basic design down. Or pay someone to do it for you.

--
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Remove the "x" from my email address
Jerry Stuckle
JDS Computer Training Corp.
jstuck...@attglobal.net
==================
Thank you for the replies.

I am COMPLETELY new to php.

I was giving a broad overview of my task and asking for direction
because I need a starting point. I don't even know how to search
properly because I don't know the php jargon to use as keywords.

I have a little more to go on now - thanks to you guys.

Derrick

May 13 '07 #4

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On May 13, 12:42 pm, dnferti...@yahoo.com wrote:
Thank you for the replies.

I am COMPLETELY new to php.

I was giving a broad overview of my task and asking for direction
because I need a starting point. I don't even know how to search
properly because I don't know the php jargon to use as keywords.

I have a little more to go on now - thanks to you guys.

Derrick
In that case, here are some relevant tutorials:

MySQL database to save data
http://www.freewebmasterhelp.com/tutorials/phpmysql

PHP sessions to remember that the user is logged in
http://www.tizag.com/phpT/phpsessions.php

Sending email in PHP (SMTP)
http://php.net/manual/en/function.mail

Submitting HTML forms to PHP
http://www.tizag.com/phpT/forms.php

-Mike PII

May 13 '07 #5

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