How to pass variable amount to PayPal?

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    glandoreghyc
    Asked on August 17, 2015 at 08:51 AM

    I am not using PayPal Pro and i want a user to set a variable amount to be paid, this variable amount will also have a description set by the Form user.

    IS this possible please?

     

    Thx

     

    John

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    glandoreghyc
    Answered on August 17, 2015 at 12:09 PM

    This is great thanks, but the cloned Form does not pass you changes to the new form i created when cloned from the URL ?

     

    John

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    glandoreghyc
    Answered on August 17, 2015 at 12:29 PM

    Further to my last response if i understand this correctly then this fix will send a total to the PAyPal but will not have the details of the products that have been selected, is this correct?

     

    When the form is initiated in February of each year there are over 30 items for possible purchase by the user, each one must be captured by the payment system and by the resulting email notifications sent out.

     

    thx

     

    John

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    Kiran
    Answered on August 17, 2015 at 01:57 PM

    but the cloned Form does not pass you changes to the new form i created when cloned from the URL?

    Do you mean to say that the cloned version doesn't contain any changes with the changes on my form? I see that the form is cloned here and seems to be working fine with the calculation. 

    If i understand this correctly then this fix will send a total to the PAyPal but will not have the details of the products that have been selected, is this correct?

    Yes. Since the custom amount is used here the total amount will be sent to PayPal. However, the selected options are available with the submission data.

     

    When the form is submitted, the form is redirected to PayPal. If the payment is done without any issues, the email notifications will be sent. If the payment is failed, the submission will not completed and stored in Incomplete payments. Please see the following guide with FAQs on incomplete payments.

    http://www.jotform.com/help/272-Paypal-Incomplete-Payments-FAQ

    Hope this information helps!

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    glandoreghyc
    Answered on August 18, 2015 at 05:52 AM

    Thanks for your help on this, I did get the cloned form to work in the end, this method of doing the variable payment will not work for us as the customer needs to see 100% of the detail of the transaction and what they purchased from the PayPal transaction.

     

    I will have to come up with a different Form just to collect the Variable amount, so your help has been very useful.

    Thanks

     

    John