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I am really looking for an open source solution vs. creating anything to do this is possible. This is sort of related to a rules engine of some sort.
Let me just give an example.
I sell candy and I have three factors that make up your price: Delivery Weight Type
If I deliver candy it will cost you a buck $1 If your candy weighs less than 1 pound I only charge you a buck $1 If your candy weighs 1 pound or more but less then 5 pounds I charge you $2 If your candy weighs 5 pounds or more but less than 10 pounds I charge you $2.50 If your candy weighs 10 pounds or more, I charge you $.75 a pound If you want black candy it is $2, red is $3
You total cost for candy is the delivery charge the weight charge plus the type. If it equals over $5 than I will just charge you $5. SO $5 is the max that I will charge you.
I dont want to put this stuff in java code. I want to be able to update it from tiem to time w/o changing the code... ideas?