How can I store a temporary value using bubble?

How can I store a value until later needed using bubble?

It really depends on how much “later” you are meaning, so on the same page, between pages, or entirely different sessions.

If “Later” = same page … Use a custom state.

If “Later” = pass from one page to another. Use a parameter.

If “Later” = different place and time … Store it on the user, or have a data type for this purpose .

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Didn’t get it…where’s “later”?

EDIT - after read 4x, now I understand :slight_smile:

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I was asking … How much later. The solution depends entirely on that I think.

But on subsequent reading of my own writing it does seem confusing :slight_smile:

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I understood it and applied it. Thanks for the help!

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Hey Nigel, is there any way to move custom states across pages? Thanks!

Not as such, store them on the user, or on a thing or pass as a parameter.

Thanks @NigelG - What approach do you recommend in shopping cart scenario, where you only want to store the data that ‘converts’ into the database?.. simply passing a parameter?

I would store it on a temporary “cart” thing. That way you can deal with abandons etc

Nigel, great idea… however, how do you make a thing temporary please?

You don’t really, just have it store stuff and then clear it down every so often.

Hi!
I don’k know if I got it.
Do you mean to create a new table for partial cart infos and the create every time a new record?
And then i.e. every week to clear down that table, as if it is a cache?
Thanks a lot for you help,
Ludovico

Hi @NigelG ! Can you help me with this?
Thanks a lot!!!
Ludovico

Yes, create a temporary table with cart info.

No particular need to clear it down unless the size is causing issues.

Thank you!!

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