Sample Applications / Order Form

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Calculating Freight

The calculation will analyze Order ID and current Freight value:

If the order total is greater than $100, then Freight will be $19.95 flat.
Otherwise, Freight is $3.95.

The Order Form page will allow overriding the Freight value.

In the Project Explorer, double-click on Orders / Fields / Freight (Decimal) field node.

Freight field node selected in Orders controller of the Project Explorer.

Change the Context Fields:

Property New Value
Context Fields OrderDetails,Freight

Press OK to save.

If you implemented an SQL Business Rule to calculate Subtotal and Total, continue reading the next section. If you implemented the C# / Visual Basic Business rule, skip the next section. You may also use JavaScript – skip the next two sections.

SQL Business Rule

In the Project Explorer, double-click on Orders / Business Rules / Calculate (Sql / Execute) node.

Calculate SQL Business Rule in Orders controller of Project Explorer.

Append the script:

Property New Value
select @Subtotal = sum(unitprice * quantity * (1 - discount)) 
from [Order Details] 
where OrderID = @OrderID

set @Total = @Subtotal + @Freight

if (@Freight is not null or @Freight = 0 
    or @Freight = 3.95 or @Freight = 19.95)
    if (@Total > 100)
        set @Freight = 19.95
        set @Freight = 3.95

Press OK to save.

Code Business Rule

Right-click on Orders / Business Rules / Calculate (Code / Execute) node, and select Edit Rule in Visual Studio.

Edit Rule in Visual Studio context menu option for a Calculate code business rule.

Append the following code.


using System;
using MyCompany.Data;

namespace MyCompany.Rules
    public partial class OrdersBusinessRules : MyCompany.Data.BusinessRules

        public void r101Implementation(
                    int? orderID,
                    string customerID,
                    string customerCompanyName,
                    int? employeeID,
                    string employeeLastName,
                    DateTime? orderDate,
                    DateTime? requiredDate,
                    DateTime? shippedDate,
                    int? shipVia,
                    string shipViaCompanyName,
                    decimal? freight,
                    string shipName,
                    string shipAddress,
                    string shipCity,
                    string shipRegion,
                    string shipPostalCode,
                    string shipCountry,
                    decimal? subtotal)
            object total = null;
            using (SqlText calc = new SqlText(@"select sum(unitprice * 
                    quantity * (1 - discount)) from 
                    [Order Details] where OrderID= @OrderID"))
                calc.AddParameter("@OrderID", orderID);
                total = calc.ExecuteScalar();

            if (DBNull.Value.Equals(total))
                UpdateFieldValue("Subtotal", 0);
                UpdateFieldValue("Total", 0);
                UpdateFieldValue("Subtotal", Convert.ToDecimal(total));
                UpdateFieldValue("Total", Convert.ToDecimal(total) + freight);

            if (!freight.HasValue || freight.Value == 0 ||
            freight.Value == 3.95m || freight.Value == 19.95m)
                if (Convert.ToDecimal(total) > 100)
                    UpdateFieldValue("Freight", 19.95);
                    UpdateFieldValue("Freight", 3.95);

Visual Basic:

Imports MyCompany.Data
Imports System

Namespace MyCompany.Rules

    Partial Public Class OrdersBusinessRules
        Inherits MyCompany.Data.BusinessRules

        <Rule("r101")> _
        Public Sub r101Implementation( _
                    ByVal orderID As Nullable(Of Integer), _
                    ByVal customerID As String, _
                    ByVal customerCompanyName As String, _
                    ByVal employeeID As Nullable(Of Integer), _
                    ByVal employeeLastName As String, _
                    ByVal orderDate As Nullable(Of DateTime), _
                    ByVal requiredDate As Nullable(Of DateTime), _
                    ByVal shippedDate As Nullable(Of DateTime), _
                    ByVal shipVia As Nullable(Of Integer), _
                    ByVal shipViaCompanyName As String, _
                    ByVal freight As Nullable(Of Decimal), _
                    ByVal shipName As String, _
                    ByVal shipAddress As String, _
                    ByVal shipCity As String, _
                    ByVal shipRegion As String, _
                    ByVal shipPostalCode As String, _
                    ByVal shipCountry As String, _
                    ByVal subtotal As Nullable(Of Decimal))
            Dim total As Object = Nothing
            Using calc As SqlText = New SqlText(
                    "select sum(unitprice * quantity * (1 - discount)) " +
                    "from [Order Details] where OrderID=@OrderID")
                calc.AddParameter("@OrderID", orderID)
                total = calc.ExecuteScalar()
            End Using
            If DBNull.Value.Equals(total) Then
                UpdateFieldValue("Subtotal", 0)
                UpdateFieldValue("Total", 0)
                UpdateFieldValue("Subtotal", Convert.ToDecimal(total))
                UpdateFieldValue("Total", Convert.ToDecimal(total) + freight)
            End If
            If Not freight.HasValue Or freight.Value = 0 Or
                freight.Value = 3.95 Or freight.Value = 19.95 Then
                If total >= 100 Then
                    UpdateFieldValue("Freight", 19.95)
                    UpdateFieldValue("Freight", 3.95)
                End If
            End If
        End Sub
    End Class
End Namespace

Save the file.

JavaScript Business Rule

Double-click on Orders / Business Rules / Calculate (JavaScript / After) node.

Calculate JavaScript Business Rule in Orders controller of Project Explorer.

Append the following:

Property New Value
[Total] = [Subtotal] + [Freight];

if ([Freight] || [Freight] == 0 || 
    [Freight] == 3.95 || [Freight] == 19.95)
    if ([Total] > 100)
        [Freight] = 19.95;
        [Freight] = 3.95;

Press OK to save.

Viewing the Results

On the toolbar, press Browse. Edit an order, and change the Freight to “0”. When you tab away from the field, the freight will be recalculated.

When Freight is cleared and Total is below $100, freight is calculated to be $3.95.

If you change the order details so that the Subtotal is greater than $100, you will see Freight be recalculated to $19.95.

When Freight is cleared and Total is above $100, freight is calculated to be $19.95.