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    Is there a way to calculate a percentage and forward calculated amount to PayPal

    Asked by olubayo on November 04, 2014 at 03:56 PM

    and that percentage fee be send on to paypal. i sort of got a setup using jotform but cannot figure how to input calculation formula to get a total.

    Ex. customer input $700,

    the fee is 5% (by pushing button it does it behind the scene),

    Then the calculated number appears in the total cost of ad section.

    That amount is sent to a review page and or goes directly to pay.


    this is the layout I made ... needs computations ... Can this be accomplished with JotForm.

    Thank You, Dee

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Mike_T on November 04, 2014 at 05:31 PM

    Thank you for contacting us.

    We can do our percentage calculation with a Form Calculation widget field, and then forward the calculated total into PayPal custom amount field.

    How to pass a calculation to a payment field

    Here is a quick video example:


    If you would like to also hide the PayPal amount field, this can be done with injected CSS.

    Please feel free to contact us if you need any further assistance.