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Pipeline Component Reference

Commerce Server 2007
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This section contains reference material for the following pipeline components that are supplied with Commerce Server.

Pipeline Component Name

Description

AddAttachments

Adds attachments to a direct mail message.

CheckInventory

Checks the inventory status for items in the customer's basket.

ComposeDMLMessage

Creates the body of a direct mail message.

CreateUPMCookie

Collects cookie data to pass to an Active Server Pages (ASP) page creating a personalized direct mail message.

CSFAdvertisingNeedOfDelivery

Makes sure that advertisements are selected often enough to meet business commitments.

CSFEvalTargetGroups

Used to target particular groups for advertising, content selection, and discounts. This component evaluates a list of expressions for each item in a list and adjusts item selection scores.

CSFFilterContent

Applies provided filters to a content list in a Content Selection pipeline (CSP).

CSFFormatTemplate

Merges data from selected items and their associated templates to form formatted strings. These are usually HTML strings ready for display on the page.

CSFHistoryPenalty

Applies penalties to content items based on how recently they have been selected.

CSFIISAppendToLog

Records information about content selection results in the QueryString field of the Internet Information Services (IIS) log file.

CSFInitPipeline

Used at the beginning of a Content Selection pipeline (CSP) to initialize the values needed in the rest of the pipeline.

CSFLoadAdvertisements

Loads advertising data for the Content Selection Framework through the CacheManager object.

CSFLoadDiscounts

Loads discount data for the Content Selection Framework through the CacheManager object.

CSFLoadHistory

Retrieves a history string from a user profile, an item in the ASP session collection, or a cookie.

CSFRecordEvent

Records event delta counts for the selected content items (the winners) in the Performance dictionary.

CSFRecordHistory

Records the identifiers of the winning content items in the history list string.

CSFSaveHistory

Records the history string in one of three locations: the User Profile object, the Active Server Pages (ASP) session collection, or the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) cookie.

CSFScoreDiscounts

Adjusts scores of discount items to promote discounts most relevant to the current user.

CSFSelectWinners

Selects items based on their final scores in the Content Selection pipeline.

CSFWriteEvents

Used with the CacheManager object to log Content Selection Framework events.

DefaultHandlingCy

Used as placeholder handling components. They initialize the total handling for the order to zero (0).

DefaultItemPriceCy

Sets the regular price of an item to the list price returned by pipeline components such as QueryCatalogInfo or QueryProdInfoADO.

DefaultOrderSubTotalCy

Calculates the subtotal for the order.

DefaultPayment

Assigns a default value to the payment authorization code. This component is usually replaced by a third-party payment component.

DefaultShippingCy

Placeholder shipping components. They set the shipping cost to zero (0).

DefaultShopperInfo

Moves information from the Shopper dictionary in the Context dictionary of the pipeline to the OrderForm.

DefaultTaxCy

Set the tax fields of the order to zero (0). These components are usually replaced by third-party tax components.

DefaultTotalCy

Calculates the order total from the subtotals.

OrderDiscount (PCR)

Applies discounts to the shopping basket.

OrderLevelDiscountApply

Applies order-level subtotal discounts.

PaymentMethodRouter

Processes payments on an order.

POtoFile

Sends a purchase order or other textual data to a file.

QueryCatalogInfo

Retrieves catalog information for every item in the order form.

RecordPromoCodes

Records the promotion codes that have been applied to the order and adds promotional discounts to the list of discounts for the order form.

RedeemPromoCodes

Validates promotion codes and marks them as redeemed.

RequiredHandlingCy

Verifies that the handling total is present in the order.

RequiredItemAdjustPriceCy

Ensures that the current price for each item in the order is set and that it has not been changed since the last time the basket was viewed.

RequiredItemPriceCy

Verifies that each item in the order form has a regular price assigned to it.

RequiredOrderAdjustPriceCy

Adjusts the total cost of each item in the order after applying any discounts.

RequiredOrderCheck

Verifies that the order form contains at least one item.

RequiredOrderInitCy

Initializes the payment authorization code, order ID, totals, and subtotals in the order form.

RequiredOrderSubtotalCy

Ensures that a subtotal exists on the order form.

RequiredPayment

Verifies that the payment authorization code exists in the order form (is not NULL).

RequiredProdInfo

Deletes items flagged for deletion by a previous Product Info stage component.

RequiredShippingCy

Verifies that the shipping total has been set.

RequiredTaxCy

Verifies that the total tax and tax included appear in the order form.

RequiredTotalCy

Verifies that values on a page have not been tampered with or reset. The components compare values in the order against values in the _Verify_With dictionary.

ReservePromoCodes

Validates and reserves promotion codes.

Scriptor

Executes a script in a Microsoft ActiveX scripting language.

SendPrecomposedMessage

Sends a direct mail message composed in earlier stages in the pipeline.

SendSMTP

Sends an e-mail message to a specified recipient.

ShippingDiscountAdjust

Applies shipping discounts to the order.

ShippingManagerCache

Used with the CacheManager object to load shipping data for the multiple shipments shipping architecture.

ShippingMethodRouter

The ShippingMethodRouter pipeline component looks up and runs the pipeline components that calculate shipping costs for individual shipments, and then calculates the shipping total for the entire order.

Splitter

Divides the order into groups based on a list of item keys. Frequently used to divide the order into multiple shipments.

StepwiseShipping

Calculates shipping costs for shipments in the multiple-shipment shipping architecture. This component is never directly used in a pipeline; it is run by the ShippingMethodRouter pipeline component.

ThrottleDMLPerformance

Controls the speed with which direct mail messages are processed by the pipeline.

UpdateInventory

Checks the inventory status for an array of stock-keeping units (SKUs) and updates the SKU quantities in the Inventory System.

ValidateCCNumber

Checks the expiration date of a credit card and performs a checksum test on the number.

VerifyMessageBody

Checks the body of a direct mail message according to the user flags.

VerifyRecipientData

Checks the data about the recipient of a direct mail message.

XMLTracer

A troubleshooting and debugging tool that outputs the contents of the OrderForm object to a log file during any stage of pipeline execution.

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