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    Monthly recurring donation on form?

    Asked by habitatjackson on January 20, 2016 at 12:20 PM
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    Answered by habitatjackson on January 20, 2016 at 12:22 PM

    sorry, I hit send before I asked.

    I would like to build a form where people can set up a reoccurring donation - we do have this option via authorize.net but not sure if I can build a form to do this.


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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Charlie on January 20, 2016 at 03:36 PM

    No worries :)

    You can setup a recurring payment in your form by following this guide: http://www.jotform.com/help/166-How-to-setup-a-recurring-payment-option 

    If you want to have a custom amount, you can enable the "Variable Price" option, it doesn't show how in the guide as this is a new feature, but rest assure that we will update that guide.

    After saving, when you open the payment integration again and edit the subscription, you'll notice that the "Price Source" option is now available.

    The "Price Source" is similar to this guide: http://www.jotform.com/help/275-How-to-pass-a-calculation-to-a-payment-field. It allows you to pass a calculated a value using the form calculation widget as the source.


    I hope that helps.

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    Answered by habitatjackson on January 20, 2016 at 04:35 PM

    That is fabulous. Can you tell me how I can have 2 options:

    A one time donation


    A monthly donation


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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Chriistian on January 21, 2016 at 01:31 AM



    Unfortunately it is not possible to combine one time donations and monthly subscriptions on the same payment tool.

    A possible option would be to use the workaround found here: How to Create a Basic Multiple Payment form  You will be using conditions to enable the user to select which option they prefer (one time donation or monthly donation).


    Let us know if you need further assistance,

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    Answered by habitatjackson on January 21, 2016 at 12:12 PM

    hmm, ok,

    I will have to have 2 forms then

    I am having trouble posting subscriptions

    I always get this error: only Numeriec values are accepted for Price. even if Variable Price is checked

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Charlie on January 21, 2016 at 01:50 PM

    You'll need to input a value even if the "Variable Price" is checked. You can add "0" instead.

    For the other concern you have, you can setup 2 subscriptions where user can only select one.

    The first subscription is for monthly, here's a screenshot how mine is setup:

    My subscription 2 is a one time payment, noticed that the "Number of Payments" is set to "No Limit" and the Subscription Period is set to "Daily".


    You can see how it looks like here: https://form.jotform.com/60205034717951. Basically, one time payment can be setup as long as the "Number of Payments" is set to "1".


    I hope that helps.