osCommerce Purchase Without Account Database Error

I’ve just recently began a project using osCommerce and needed to streamline the checkout process. I wanted to allow the purchaser the options of navigating directly to payment, instead of having to first login or create an account. I found the osCommerce contribution “Purchase Without Account” to be the answer:


Downloading and installing v2.2rc.2a was simple enough. However, the following error was thrown when attempting a login:

Unknown column ‘customers_block’ in ‘field list’

My initial fix for this was to open the login.php file and edit the following line:

select customers_id, customers_firstname, customers_password, customers_email_address, customers_default_address_id, customers_block, guest_account from ” . TABLE_CUSTOMERS . ” where customers_email_address = ‘” . tep_db_input($email_address). “‘ and guest_account=’0’

All I ended up doing was remove the the filed “customers_block” from the query above. Since I see this field name/parameter nowhere in the osCommerce catalog and because it’s nowhere to be found in any of the sql update files of the contribution, I’m thinking it should do the trick.

Post written by Ed Reckers

Founder and lead web development consultant at Red Bridge Internet : San Francisco WordPress Developers and Consultants.

One Response to “osCommerce Purchase Without Account Database Error”

  1. Yotac

    Thanks for the fix. Worked a treat!

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