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    Can I add a google checkout store gadget to a jotform?

    Asked by GetPreparedStuff on October 13, 2011 at 08:45 PM

    Google Checkout provides a store gadget that can be added to various websites and blogs.  I've tried to add it to a jotform Free Text (HTML) tool but I'm not having any success.

    Is the google checkout store gadget compatable with a Jotform?

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    Answered by abajan on October 13, 2011 at 09:02 PM

    Actually, Google Checkout in the Payment Tools menu of the form builder:

    Is this what you were referring to?


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    Answered by GetPreparedStuff on October 13, 2011 at 09:23 PM

    Sorry no, Google Checkout has it's own store gadget wizard that uses google docs spreadsheet to create a list of items for purchase using google checkout.

    Their wizard provides a code snip that looks similar to:

    <script src="https://www-sgw-opensocial.googleusercontent.com/gadgets/ifr?url=https%3A%2%2Fstoregadgetwizard.appspot.com%2Fservlets%2FgadgetServlet&amp;container=storegadgetwizard&amp;w=800&amp;h=500&amp;title=&amp;brand=none&amp;output=js"></script>

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    Answered by abajan on October 13, 2011 at 09:27 PM

    Okay, I see. Well, one thing I can state for certain is that our Free Text (HTML) tool doesn't allow script tags (it's a security thing). However, one of my colleagues may have a solution for you.

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    Answered by GetPreparedStuff on October 13, 2011 at 09:52 PM

    The google checkout widget also provides embed code compatable with Google Sites, a Blogger post, a Blogger Layout and and iGoogle if any of those servlet gadgets would work with jotform.

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    Answered by allanftd on October 13, 2011 at 11:45 PM

    Hi GetPreparedStuff,

    Based on Google's description of the Google Checkout Store Gadget, it is a standalone solution which means you can make it work on its own without the help of any other 3rd party tools like JotForm. You can embed it straight into your Blogger page for example.

    Hope we're able to shed light and address your concerns. Please let us know if you need further assistance.

    Thank you for using JotForm!

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    Answered by GetPreparedStuff on October 13, 2011 at 11:57 PM

    You've described it well and for the same reasons it's why I'd like to embed it into a jotform.

    Jotform gives me the ability to provide a page where I can hopefully host the checkout widget plus ask questions and provide other information to the people I direct to the jotform.

    I like jotform because I can also password protect the form so only certain people who have access can get to the special pricing I provide via the checkout widget.

    I would say if the jotform google checkout tool had a built in cart and was tied into google docs spreadsheet or had an easier way to quickly add many items and be able to change and update prices via importing a CSV or spreadsheet then I'd happily use it but until it does I was hoping to use the Google checkout wiget.


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    Answered by allanftd on October 14, 2011 at 12:16 AM

    Thanks for clarifying, I think now I understand. You want one of your JotForm forms to "host" your Google Checkout widget by embedding the Google checkout embed code into JotForm's Free Text (HTML) field. If so, then unfortunately it will not be possible at the moment. As what my colleague abajan pointed out, certain tags are not allowed in the Free Text (HTML) field for security reasons. This includes <script> and <iframe> tags.

    Let us know of you have any other concerns.




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    Answered by GetPreparedStuff on November 05, 2011 at 10:49 PM

    One more followup on this issue to see if this option is possible to make work.

    The Google Checkout store gadget uses the <script> for a couple of it's posting methods but it also uses a servlet option via and XML url such as:


    The URL above is what works on Google Sites and iGoogle (both of which don't allow direct <scripts> code either. 

    Would the servlet option work anywhere inside a jotform?

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    Answered by allanftd on November 06, 2011 at 02:00 AM

    Hi GetPreparedStuff,

    THanks for following up. Sorry but the servlet option will not work with the Free Text (HTML) field. We apologize for the inconvenience.