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    Does anyone know of any code snippets for an affiliate type system. Whereby it tracks referals through the session_id until a purchase is made, flagging that purchase with the introducing affiliates code.
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    I'm trying to do this aswell, here's what I've got so far:

    Affiliate partner links to http://www.musicgoeson.com/affiliates/set_partner.php?PID=1234&target=/ - this means that their partner id (PID) is 1234 and they want the user to go to / - on set_partner.php is the following code:

    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana,Arial,Helvetica">code:</font><HR><pre>

    mysql_connect ("localhost", "****", "****");
    mysql_select_db (****);

    $session_id = session_id();

    $result_session = mysql_query("SELECT * FROM sessions WHERE id = '$session_id'");

    if ($row_session = mysql_fetch_array($result_session))
    mysql_query ("UPDATE sessions set ref = '$PID' WHERE id = '$session_id'");
    mysql_query ("UPDATE affiliates set clicks = clicks +1 WHERE id = '$PID'");
    $session_id = session_id();
    header("Location: <A HREF="http://www.musicgoeson.com$target?name=$session_id");" TARGET=_blank>http://www.musicgoeson.com$target?name=$session_id");</A>
    mysql_query ("INSERT INTO sessions (id, ref) VALUES ('$session_id', '$PID')");
    mysql_query ("UPDATE affiliates set clicks = clicks +1 WHERE id = '$PID'");
    header("Location: <A HREF="http://www.musicgoeson.com$target");" TARGET=_blank>http://www.musicgoeson.com$target");</A>


    The only problem so far is that I cannot get the header("Location... to carry on the session.

    Anyway, on every page I need to carry on the session, when they go to a page where they can buy I just call the partner ID ($PID).

    This doesn't fully work but I think the idea is right. Can anyone help?

    Girish Gupta

    [This message has been edited by girish_gupta (edited September 10, 2000).]
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    Yes, the idea is right, however, for every affiliate that signed up for your program, you've already had their info in the db, don't need to INSERT, at least to my personal experience!

    Well, it doesn't matter
    Yeah, PHP4 is much better in session management.
    If you host enable '--enable-trans-sid' , you don't even need to pass the id every time

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