JSP code snippet: Promotion code form

This JSP code snippet displays the following information: the order list and the discounts applied, the promotion code form that allows customers to enter a promotion code, the list of promotion codes entered (for each code, a 'Remove' button is provided to allow customers to remove the code).

This snippet assumes that the promotion code form is in the shopping cart page. If the promotion code form is not in the shopping cart page, you need to change the values for parameter 'URL' and 'errorViewName' accordingly. More information is provided in the JSP comments.

The PromotionCodeForm.jsp file is available under the following directory:

  • WC_installdir/samples/Snippets/web/Marketing/Promotions
  • WebSphere Commerce Developer WCDE_installdir\samples\Snippets\web\Marketing\Promotions


Before customers can enter a promotion code, you must create a promotion with a corresponding promotion code, using the WebSphere Commerce Accelerator.


To use this snippet, you can cut and paste the code from the snippet to your shopping cart page. If your store page is based on the consumer direct sample store, the JSP file for the shopping cart is OrderItemDisplay.jsp.

The two properties files used by this snippet are:

  • WebSphere Commerce Developer WCDE_installdir\samples\Snippets\properties\Marketing\Promotions\MarketingJSPCodeSnippetText.properties
  • WebSphere Commerce Developer WCDE_installdir\samples\Snippets\properties\Marketing\Promotions\MarketingJSPCodeSnippetErrorMessages.properties (used for error handling)

You may want to copy the properties to the proper location, for example,

WebSphere Commerce DeveloperWCDE_installdir\workspace\Stores\Web Content\WEB_INF\classes\ store\Snippets\Marketing\Promotions

or merge them with your own properties file and your error message properties file.