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    Paypal IPN redirect

    Asked by barryblizzard on January 05, 2017 at 05:40 AM

    Does th eIPN redirect take place invisibly. I am using the thank you to post to my database via php. Will the IPN relay also try to load the php page or does tis just happen on the paypal server ?

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by owen on January 05, 2017 at 06:16 AM

    Hi,

    I'm not completely sure if I understand your concern but let me clarify the payment process of PayPal:

    JotForm --> PayPal checkout page --> JotForm Thank You page --> PayPal server on the back-end --> Payment validation --> JotForm IPN page

    I hope this is helpful for you. 

    Please contact us again if you need any further assistance. 

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by owen on January 05, 2017 at 06:19 AM

    To be more precise, what you will try to do on the Thank You page will not be validated since the status of the payment is unclear at that stage. 

    Regards

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    Answered by barryblizzard on January 05, 2017 at 06:45 AM
    Sounds about right.
    What is the format of the message sent formPaypal via the specified IPN URL.
    I am just tryingot work out how I match up the form input that is sent to Mysql via the thank youand the PP reference which is sent later (to Mysql via php).
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by owen on January 05, 2017 at 07:03 AM

    Hi again Barry,

    The IPN is not relayed to the web interface and is only used as internal communication from JotForm to PayPal.

    Thank you!

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    Answered by barryblizzard on January 05, 2017 at 07:45 AM
    Hello Owen.
    I have set a URL into the IPN redirect on the Paypal section of JotForm. It all works well but how can I test the forwarded message that comes from the Jotform listener and the Paypal IPN system.
    I have tried using sandbox mode on Paypal but it does not allow login.
    I want to avoid having to make real payments at this stage.
    Barry Brown CITP; MBCS; APM; Bsc Econ,
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    GURU Consultancy Limited,
    M : 07903 8054715
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    JotForm Developer

    Answered by omur on January 05, 2017 at 08:14 AM

    Hello Barry,

    PayPal IPN is used to establish the communication between PayPal and JotForm internally. 

    I couldn't fully understand what you're trying to achieve but in the current constellation it is not possible to do what you want to do.

    If you require further assistance you can write us.

    We'll be happy to help.