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    Fetching and passing field, particularly the student name into Paypal payment?

    Asked by bishopcarroll on March 07, 2017 at 09:59 AM

    I have added and linked a paypal account and it works magnificently!  It is for a school registration event and I need to know what the name of the child is that they are paying for.  The students name is in the form but when I look at the paypal payment I only see the name on the paypal acct which won't match the student name.  How can I either have the registrant re-type in the name so it flows to the paypal payment or have the name field come over with the payment?

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    Answered by Welvin on March 07, 2017 at 12:04 PM

    In the Additional Gateway Settings of the Paypal Integration, you have the option to "Fetch Data from a Text Field". You can use this feature to fetch and pass a field data to the Paypal payment information. 

    All you need to do is to use the Textbox field for the Student Name instead of the Full Name field. See this example:


    Try it and let us know if you have any questions or if you have any issues with it 

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    Answered by bishopcarroll on March 13, 2017 at 11:33 AM



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    Answered by Welvin on March 13, 2017 at 01:10 PM

    Your reply came up blank, but I was able to retrieve it. Or, did you edit it? 

    Assuming that you received the payments on Paypal, you should see it as an additional field in the Paypal transaction view. For example:

    However, checking your last three (3) submissions, you do not have any Payments on them. Your payment field is not required, this means that anyone can bypass the payment on the form.