Dwolla Subscriptions: Require custom amount to be greater than zero

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    Asked on December 02, 2016 at 04:58 PM

    I started over and have this working successfully.
    Is there a way to require an amount greater than 0 before submission of the
    recurring donation?
    I want the donors to enter the custom amount.

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    Answered on December 02, 2016 at 05:15 PM

    UPDATE: Unfortunately, Dwolla is discontinuing its product as of October 2018. But if you’re looking for an alternative to collect ACH payments through your forms, you can check out other great alternatives here.

    Yes, this is possible, but we'll have to collect the amount your users wish to donate through another form field. Please see the following demo form to see if this is what you are looking for:


    Step 1. What I did to set it up is I first added a Number field to the form, made this field required, and set its default value to zero:

    Step 2. I added a Form Calculation widget to the form, and set it as hidden:

    This Form Calculation should be set to simply get the value of the number field we created in Step 1:

    Step 3. Run the payment wizard:

    Edit each of the two subscriptions:

    And set them to Get Price From the calculation field in step 2:

    Step 4: Finally, we can create a condition to hide the Submit button / prevent form submission when a value in our Number field is too low. The following guide shows how to use show/hide conditions:


    For practical reasons, I've chosen to "Show Submit button IF number field is greater than zero":

    Please try it out, and let us know whether this works to your satisfaction. Thank you!