About MetaCart Free
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The MetaCart Free eCommerce Shopping
Cart System for Small Businesses and
fully customizable for easy integration into your web site. To adapt the
your own site, you will need to know HTML and have some familiarity with
Active Server Pages, VBScript and MS Access databases.
MetaCart Free is a server/client shopping system
based on Microsoft Active Server Pages (ASP) technology hooked to a Microsoft
Access 2000 (*.mdb) database.
After installation and setup, the system
readies your site for eCommerce. Customers can peruse your catalog of
products and add the items they wish to purchase to their "shopping
The customer then enters shipping and payment details and submits
his/her order, which is then processed and posted to a
MetaCart Freeis designed for manual processing of orders.
use MetaCart Free, your eCommerce site will need
to be hosted on a web server that supports Active Server Pages, such as Microsoft
NT Server with at least Internet Information Server (IIS) 4.0 or
Windows 2000 Server with IIS 5.0.
also need a good website design and HTML editing program
(such as FrontPage 2000 or Visual InterDev 6.0), and Microsoft
Access to create your own database or to edit the one that
comes with the application. MetaCart Free was developed using FrontPage
2000, Visual Basic 6.0, and Visual InterDev 6.0 on a Windows 98 platform
using Visual Studio 6.0 with Personal Web Server with Windows NT Option
Pack 4. The MetaCart demo is hosted on a Windows 2000 NT
Free to work properly on
your local Windows NT or Windows 95/98 machine, you will need to have Microsoft Personal Web
Server 4.0 with Windows NT Option Pack 4 installed. You can download
the option pack from Microsoft's web site.
The only requirement for your customers is that their machine accept cookies
since the application uses browser session cookies for some features. The cookies expire when the user
session expires. No cookies are permanently stored on the customer's computer.
Additional Installation/Setup Instructions
Additional installation and setup instructions, as
well as the End-User License Agreement, are
included in the README.txt file, in the MetaCart
eCommerce application download package. Use of MetaCart
by the terms of this Agreement. The code pages also contain instructions for modfiying the application.
NOTE: The README_dsnless.txt file includes
resources for finding answers to the most frequently encountered
problems with installation of ASP-based applications. These involve the
correct directory location of the global.asa file, the proper setting
of permissions on a network or hosting server and connecting to the database. Please read these
MetaLinks.com provides limited installation and setup support for MetaCart
. You may e-mail us directly or post
a message in our guest book. Should you discover any bugs in the application, please notify us so we can post any fixes to our master
download file and provide information on this site to other users.
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