A simple shopping cart implementation.
You can find an example application here.
Include it in your Gemfile
gem 'acts_as_shopping_cart', '~> 0.1.4'
And run bundler
You need two models, one to hold the Shopping Carts and another to hold the Items
You can use any name for the models, you just have to let each model know about each other.
For the Shopping Cart:
class Cart < ActiveRecord::Base acts_as_shopping_cart_using :cart_item end
For the items:
class CartItem < ActiveRecord::Base acts_as_shopping_cart_item_for :cart end
or, if you want to use convention over configuration, make sure your models are called ShoppingCart and ShoppingCartItems, then just use the shortcuts:
class ShoppingCart < ActiveRecord::Base acts_as_shopping_cart end class ShoppingCartItem < ActiveRecord::Base acts_as_shopping_cart_item end
In order for this to work, the Shopping Cart Item model should have the following fields:
create_table :cart_items do |t| t.shopping_cart_item_fields # Creates the cart items fields end
Shopping Cart Items
Your ShoppingCart class will have a shopping_cart_items association that returns all the ShoppingCartItem objects in your cart.
To add an item to the cart you use the add method. You have to send the object and the price of the object as parameters.
So, if you had a Product class, you would do something like this:
@cart = Cart.create @product = Product.find(1) @cart.add(@product, 99.99)
In the case where your product has a price field you could do something like:
I tried to make it independent to the models in case you calculate discounts, sale prices or anything customized.
You can include a quantity parameter too.
@cart.add(@product, 99.99, 5)
In that case, you would add 5 of the same products to the shopping cart. If you don't specify the quantity 1 will be assumed.
To remove an item from the cart you can use the remove method. You just have to send the object and the quantity you want to remove.
Empty the cart
To remove all the items in the cart at once, just use the clear method
You can find out about the total using the total method:
@cart.total # => 99.99
Taxes by default are calculated by multiplying subtotal times 8.25
If you want to change the way taxes are calculated, override the taxes method on your class that acts_as_shopping_cart.
class ShoppingCart < ActiveRecord::Base acts_as_shopping_cart def taxes (subtotal - 10) * 8.3 end end
If you just want to update the percentage, just override the tax_pct method.
class ShoppingCart < ActiveRecord::Base acts_as_shopping_cart def tax_pct 3.5 end end
Shipping cost will be added to the total. By default its calculated as 0, but you can just override the shipping_cost method on your cart class depending on your needs.
class ShoppingCart < ActiveRecord::Base acts_as_shopping_cart def shipping_cost 5 # defines a flat $5 rate end end
Total unique items
You can find out how many unique items you have on your cart using the total_unique_items method.
So, if you had something like:
@cart.add(@product, 99.99, 5)
@cart.total_unique_items # => 5
Install the dependencies
Run cucumber features
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