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 “for up to 2 pounds, charge $5, but for over 2 pounds but under 7 pounds, charge $10,” the following string is used:


This could also express the configuration “1-2 items, charge $5, 3-7 items, charge $10.” How the figures are interpreted depends on the context in which they are used.

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

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Last modified August 23, 2020 by Scott C Wilson (9bee9b7).