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I'm a little fuzzy on how order processing works. I have some items that are physical products, some that are paid downloads, and some that are free downloads. I'd like a customer to be able to select a free download, submit the order, and immediately be able to download it.


After check out, "Downloads are not available until payment has been confirmed" is displayed at the bottom of the page, yet the download is listed as "ready" in the right column. I can download it OK. If I look at my order history, it is indicated as "pending."


Is there more detailed documentation on how checkout works, and OS Commerce in general? I've seen a few books for sale, and the wiki , but it seems there must be an official set of docs somewhere. thanks

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download controller should do what you want



Here are my settings:

Enable download true

Download by redirect false

Expiry delay (days) 7

Maximum number of downloads 5

Downloads Controller Update Status Value 4

Downloads Controller Order Status Value 2


When I go to check out and get to payment confirmation, the total is indicated as $0.00 (this is a free download). The payment method is "This is currently the only payment method available to use on this order." I tried this with an item with an actual cost, and my authorize.net info came up, and I got a download notification.


So it sounds to me like you can't have a free download that gets processed through the normal cart procedure. Yeah, it is kind of ridiculous to have to put something free in your cart, but an advantage of this is that you've recorded customer information. This is for a site that offers a free download of a pricey newsletter product, so getting this information is important.

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