Building your own in-app discount codes for Stripe payments
Hey there, Tadabase users! It's Tim from Tadabase, and I'm excited to share a new video on how to build your own in-app discount codes for Stripe payments. In this video, we'll be using Tadabase to create this functionality and integrate it with your Stripe payment system.
The goal of this tutorial is to allow your end users to enter a discount code during checkout, check its validity, apply the discount if it's valid, and present the updated total for the purchase. If you need a refresher on how to build a Stripe payment application using Tadabase, you can find the link in the description or at the end of the video.
To achieve this goal, we'll need to use several features in Tadabase. We'll start by adding a new data table called "Discount Codes" to store the discount codes and their details. We'll set up fields for the discount code name, discount amount, and code status (active or inactive).
Next, we'll make some changes to the order table to accommodate the discount functionality. We'll add a text field for users to enter the discount code and a code status field to indicate if no code is entered, the code is invalid, or the code has been used. We'll also add fields for the subtotal, discount amount, amount saved, and final total.
The key part of this workflow involves using the Tadabase REST API pipe. We'll utilize this pipe to validate the discount code by making a request to the Discount Codes table and checking if the entered code exists and is active. If the code is valid, we'll retrieve the discount amount and apply it to the order.
To implement this, we'll set up a validation rule in the order form that triggers the REST API pipe. If the pipe returns no results, we'll display a message indicating that the code isn't available. If the code is valid, we'll use a record rule to save the discount amount and update the code status to "code used" on the order record.
Finally, we'll display the calculated values on the order detail component, including the discount code, amount saved, and final total. We'll also add an action link to allow users to remove the entered code if needed.
By following these instructions, you'll be able to create a seamless in-app discount code functionality for your Stripe payments using Tadabase. The REST API pipe allows you to validate codes from a separate data table and apply the appropriate discount to the order total.
I hope this tutorial has been helpful in expanding your Tadabase knowledge and enabling you to enhance your applications with discount code functionality. Feel free to watch the video for a more detailed walkthrough. Thank you for choosing Tadabase, and we'll see you in the next tutorial. Happy building!