Getting custom Paypal amount from calculated value

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    Asked on June 10, 2015 at 05:45 PM

    Hey support,

    In most of my forms I calculate my payment amounts into a hidden field, then tell the Paypal widget to pull the custom amount from that hidden field. Looks like this during Paypal integration:


    Here's the problem. The "Get amount from" option doesn't always show up for me, and I can't figure out why. Here's what I see sometimes when I try to do my regular Paypal integration (whether the donation box is checked or not):


    Any hints? Thanks in advance!

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    Answered on June 10, 2015 at 06:25 PM


    If there is no calculation field in the form, there will not be a field to get the value from.  The option will not be displayed.

    Here it is without a calculation widget in the form:

    And here it is with one:

    If you have any further questions, let us know and we will be happy to help.

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    Answered on October 06, 2016 at 04:26 PM

    Follow-up question here:

    I now have a form with a calculation field that will not tell my PayPal widget the amount to charge. Here's one of the calculations:

    Here's what I see when I try to link my calculation field to my widget:

    Any tips? Thanks in advance for your help!

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    Answered on October 06, 2016 at 06:15 PM

    The value needs to be captured from a calculation widget:

    It is not possible to pass a conditionally updated or calculated value.  An actual calculation widget needs to be used.