Sales
SoftLayer_Sales_Presale_Event

Overview

Presale events are related to datacenters or products that are not yet currently available, but will be in the near future. For example, if a new datacenter is opening in a month, a presale event may be created that allows customers to purchase server space in advance. When a presale order is placed, the server configuration is saved, but not provisioned until the presale end date - the server will not be available during this waiting period. Also, when a presale order is placed, the customer is not charged up front, but only when the presale order is actually approved and provisioned on the presale end date.

This server allows customer to view the currently-active presale events and their date ranges. This may allow a customer to plan early for purchasing a new product or server in a new datacenter.

Methods

Retrieve a flag to indicate that the presale event is currently active. A presale event is active if the current time is between the start and end dates.
Retrieve a flag to indicate that the presale event is expired. A presale event is expired if the current time is after the end date.
Retrieve the [[SoftLayer_Product_Item]] associated with the presale event.
Retrieve the [[SoftLayer_Location]] associated with the presale event.
Retrieve a SoftLayer_Sales_Presale_Event record.
Retrieve the orders ([[SoftLayer_Billing_Order]]) associated with this presale event that were created for the customer's account.