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Adobe ColdFusion 8 Web Application Construction Kit, Volume 1: Getting Started by Charlie Arehart, Raymond Camden, Ben Forta

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Order Fulfillment

This chapter hasn’t even touched on actually fulfilling an order after it has been placed. How this works will depend entirely on the company for which you are building your commerce application. For instance, you might provide an Order Queue page for employees in Orange Whip Studios’ shipping department. This Order Queue page could be similar to the OrderHistory.cfm templates (see the previous section, “Order Tracking”), except that it would show all pending orders, not just the ones for a particular user.

Or you might decide that an email message should be sent to the shipping department using the <cfmail> tag. If your company’s needs are simple, it might be sufficient to simply BCC the shipping department on the email message ...

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