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    How to plug a field into paypal

    Asked by jolizzy on March 10, 2012 at 07:42 PM

    abajan is working on a solution for calculating a product from two fields.  Once that is done, the only thing remaining to make my form incredibly easy to use, is to find a way to get the "total" from Jotform to Paypal without the user having to type it in.  Any thoughts about this?  Especially for someone who is not programming literate at all?  Thanks!

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    Answered by jcm0731 on March 10, 2012 at 08:08 PM

    jolizzy,

    I want to help you, but I have question first on how you intend to go about this.
    We know that there is the Paypal payment field in Payment Tools, and once you use this field, it will prompt you for instructions in setting up the Paypal Payment (i.e. Paypal account, currency), and next is the "Sell Products", "Sell Subscription" and "Donation".

    Once abajan completed your solution, are you saying that the "Total" field created by abajan is the one you are going to use as the "Total" field for the Paypal payment?  That is, you are not intending to go to the "process" in paypal payment tool wherein you will add each of your product? 
    What you want to do is use the custom JotForm by abajan as the source data for the Paypal payment form you will make later on. 

    jcm0731 

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    Answered by jolizzy on March 10, 2012 at 09:25 PM

    Your Paypal payment tool is not flexible enough for my purposes.  Customers need to be able to enter their own pledge amount and # of lengths.

    So, you're suggesting that I can link the pledge form to a separate payment form, and have the "price" automatically enter into the payment form?  That should work.

    That brings up another question, though:  can I link my "registration" form to my "pledge" form so that when the user types a swimmer's name in, it automatically pulls in the # of lengths from the registration form?

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    Answered by jcm0731 on March 10, 2012 at 09:41 PM

    jolizzy,

    "So, you're suggesting that I can link the pledge form to a separate payment form, and have the "price" automatically enter into the payment form?  That should work."

    I am not really suggesting it yet because it may not be possible at the moment. I am trying to figure out though if this will be your plan, and it seems it is.

    Your "link my registration" question is actually just same in idea in the previous one. So, if we can pull of the initial idea/plan (that is Paypal form link to Pledge form), then surely this can be done on the 2nd idea.

    Here is what I will do.
    I will test the 1st idea, using existing JotForm tools. I will try if I can link a field(text or number field) outside Paypal Payment tool into the Paypal Payment form.

    For now, we just wait for abajan's solution, and most likely he will have input on this also, since he is the best on this :-)

    I will get back to you after I did the 1st idea test.

    jcm0731