Affects Version/s: 4.2.0, 4.3.0
Fix Version/s: None
Component/s: Legacy > Webshop
Operating System: Centos 5.5
PHP Version: (please be specific, like '4.4.3' or '5.1.5') 5.3.2
Database and version: mySQL 5.1.51
Browser (and version): All
Any calculation in the shopping cart that uses a percentage, such as sales tax or discounts, produces rounding errors in the totals. Each line item is rounded to two decimal places for display in the shopping cart, but the totals are calculated using the original float values. This results in the totals not equaling the sum of the displayed line items.
This applies to the total ext VAT in all cases and all totals if a discount is applied.
If sales tax and discounts are applied to products, shopping baskets containing many 3 or 4 more items can display totals that are less than the sum of the displayed line items. due to the fact that the line items are rounded to two decimal places, but the totals are calculated from "float" values.
eg. 3 products, price 99.99 discounted by 30%
Price is 69.993 displayed as 69.99
Total is 3*69.993 = 209.979, displayed as 209.98
BUT 3*69.99 = 209.97
So we already have an error with only 3 products in the shopping basket, as the # items increases the error can increase.