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    I would love a PayPal IPN forward with submission data

    Asked by johnrlove on October 01, 2011 at 11:11 PM

    If you had an option to forward submission data to an external listener every time you receive an IPN event from PayPal that would be awsome.


    User fills out form, hits Pay Now.(submit)

    Jotforms writes a submission record, sets payment to Pending, then submits to PayPal.

    Paypal handles the transaction, and asychronously sends the status of the payment (valid, invalid) to your IPN listener.

    ****************************** Here is the part I would love **********************************

    On receiving an IPN post form paypal, you could send the form data and paypal data to my external listener.





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    JotForm Support

    Answered by NeilVicente on October 02, 2011 at 05:35 AM

    Hi John,

    While this feature you're asking is not available yet, it definitely seems like it would be useful for users who use JotForm to empower their business, especially that related to sales. With that in mind, I have forwarded your request to the proper department for deliberation and approval.

    Please understand though that we cannot guarantee implementation of a certain feature request as we do not have enough manpower to code everything. We will let you know the status of your request once we hear something from our development team.

    Thank you very much for taking interest and have a great day!


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    JotForm Founder

    Answered by aytekin on October 03, 2011 at 01:47 AM

    It might be possible to enable from PayPal site. Under Profile -> Instant Payment Notifications, you can enable it and enter the URL of the script on your site. But I am not sure if it cause any problem with the IPN we use to confirm a payment was successfully sent. Your submissions may start going into Pending Submissions button on the Submissions page.