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    How can I use PayPal's sandbox for testing my form?

    Asked by DanBlum on October 30, 2014 at 08:06 PM

    PayPal offers sandbox accounts that allow developers to test their applications.  The advantage is that in sandbox mode, there is no final transfer of money.  The developer can run test/debug transactions to see the results in the Paypal sandbox accounts.  Jotform provides a Paypal widget, but it goes to the "regular" Paypal URL.   Paypal's design is that a separate URL is used for the sandbox accounts.  (I don't know the details but one of the domain names is "sandbox". )  I spoke with the Paypal support folks and they identified that the transfer you do is to their "operational" URL.    

     I can't find anything in your Paypal widget that allows me to go to the Paypal sandbox.   Is it there and I'm just not finding it? If not, can you provide this option in the widget...soon?  I spoke with the Paypal support folks and they identified that the transfer you do is to their "operational" URL.   

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    Answered by DanBlum on October 30, 2014 at 08:11 PM

    I found the answer now already on the support forum.  Thanks...the function is there!

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    Answered by Kiran on October 30, 2014 at 09:11 PM

    That's great!! Glad you found an answer from the support forum. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any questions. We will be happy to help.

    Thank you for using JotForm.