Colon Separated Pair configuration

Specifying configuration values using colon-separated pairs in Zen Cart

Frequently a configuration setting will require several pieces of input - for example, the Table Rate shipping configuration. To express the configuration “charge $5 for up to 2 pounds, but $10 for 2.01 pounds to 7 pounds,” the following string is used:


This could also express the configuration “1-2 items, charge $5, 3-7 items, charge $10.”

This pattern of configuration, called “colon-separated pairs” is used in a number of places in Zen Cart.

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Last modified July 27, 2020 by Scott C Wilson (c1a473a).