May 2008 Blog Posts

Working with Multi-value fields in Commerce Server 2007 Profile System

One of the challenges I have run into working with Commerce Server is utilizing the multi-value key fields in the profile system.  I am finding that they are a bit clunky.  It would be nice if the Commerce Server team would implement some additional functionality to make simple procedures like adding an address to a user profile easier.  Using the UserObject profile as an example, the way it currently works is that if you add an Address profile and want to link it to a specific user, you need to add the AddressID (a GUID) to the address_list property in...

Commerce Server 2007 & IIS 6.0 SelfSSL

When trying to run the Commerce Server Customer & Orders Manager, I was receiving an error stating that the orders webservice was unavailable.  I looked at the connection settings for the orders webservice and realized that it was calling the webservice using https.  For the purpose of testing on my development machine, I simply tried to change the url to use http instead.  I then another error and found that you are required to use https for the webservice.  I then downloaded the IIS 6.0 Resource Kit Tools (download here).  You can use the SelfSSL 1.0 utility to generate a...