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  • Hi All

    I need some help with my shopping cart.
    I want clients to add items to a basket, and all the items in the basket will stay there for 1 week. So what I do is load it into a Database (the client’s basket).

    The client does not log in only going to log in once the check out button is pressed.

    Now, how do I know if the client returns?
    I must find something that is unique to that client!

    At the moment I am using the clients IP address, so I log all the items in the clients basket to an IP address, if the client returns and the IP address is the same I load the basket.
    I use: Request.UserHostAddress to get the IP address.

    Will this work, logging the IP address or is there some other way of doing this?

    Thanx
    Jdebie

    Thursday, June 19, 2008 12:53 PM

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  • Ever heard of something called a "Cookie"? Something to start off here. And I hope your application is a Web Application.
    Thursday, June 19, 2008 1:04 PM
  •  At the moment I am using the clients IP address, so I log all the items in the clients basket to an IP address, if the client returns and the IP address is the same I load the basket.

    What if the client has a dynamic IP address?
    Next time he may have a different IP.
    AlexB
    Thursday, June 19, 2008 1:19 PM
  •  For questions and discussions relating to ASP.NET, please see http://fourms.asp.net/

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    • Marked as answer by Peter Ritchie Friday, June 20, 2008 4:40 PM
    Friday, June 20, 2008 4:39 PM