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    Can setup a veritable file to read the access file content by url link?

    Asked by wingsisd on October 11, 2011 at 09:06 AM
    Can setup a veritable file to read the access file content by url link? Thanks.

    This is a re-post of a comment on Prepopulating Fields to Your JotForm via URL Parameters

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    Answered by liyam on October 11, 2011 at 10:13 AM

    Hello,

    Can you please elaborate further what you mean by this?

    Thanks.

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    Answered by wingsisd on October 12, 2011 at 04:58 AM

    Hi Liyam,

    We would like to make use of jotform to build a form with a http link with our sales order automatically to let our customer confirm the order, but such sales order's file name are auto assign by system. Kindly advise how to resolve it.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Answered by fxr on October 12, 2011 at 10:28 AM

    I dont know if we'll be able to provide you a solution that exactly fits your needs.

    But we can try.

    First, we really need to try and understand exactly what your trying to achieve.

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    We could feed each new iteration of the form with a unique id, i.e you sales order i.d.

    but that involves creating links/urls for each new form on the fly.

    how are your sales order filename/id generated?

    give me an example of what one looks like.

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    Answered by wingsisd on October 17, 2011 at 12:45 AM

    Thanks FXR,

    The sale order document file are have number format by in-house system auto assign, and store to fixed and acessiable network drive. (ftp can direct access such folder)

    For esample, the sales order file name is SO2001001, the ftp link is ftp://ID:passowrd@host/folder/SO2001001.

    But the critical is how to make the link direct get the sales order file name and embedded to jotform.

     

    Thanks & regard.

     

     

     

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    Answered by fxr on October 17, 2011 at 07:35 AM

    hello 

    I have thought long and hard about the functionality that your looking for. 

    Its certainly possible with some clever PHP scripting though. It would just require a relatively sophiscated PHP backend somewhere to connect over FTP, grab the sales order name, embed it in a JotForm, then manage Forms that dont get submitted, or forms that get submitted close to concurrently etc. 

    Essentially what your asking for is a bespoke application as this functionality is way beyond the scope of what JotForm offers at the moment. 

    I am sorry I am unable to come up with some kind of (quick) workaround with JotForms current feature set, but there just isnt one in this instance.

     

     

     

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    Answered by wingsisd on October 17, 2011 at 09:47 PM

    Thanks FXR, your prompt reply are give us the direction. We'll spend resouce to work it out on JotForm project.

     

    Paypal service with JotForm:

    Meanswhile, may I know the dirfferenct of Paypal and Paypal Pro ? can I get your advise on which service are lower operation cost if we just want to get online credit card payment service only ?

     

    Thanks & regard.

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    Answered by allanftd on October 18, 2011 at 12:50 AM

    Hi wingsisd,

    I'd like to quote the following lines from our tutorial which perfectly explains the difference between Paypal and Paypal Pro:

    "If you need to ask for credit card details right on your own site, then you should probably use PayPal Payments Pro. ... On the other hand, if you don't mind users being redirected to a payment gateway, you should create your payment forms using PayPal integration."

    Basically, a form with Paypal Pro integration will automatically add fields to get credit card information from your customer within your form. On the other hand, Paypal redirects the customer to another page in order to get the credit card information from your customer.

    For more information, please visit Paypal's website: https://www.paypal.com/webapps/mpp/website-payments-pro

    We hope you find this information useful. Please let us know if you need further assistance.

    Thank you and have fun using JotForm!

    Allan
    JOTFORM SUPPORT

     

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    Answered by wingsisd on October 18, 2011 at 01:59 AM

    Thanks Allanftd, will study and how to make use of JotForm and paypal service.

    With warm regard.