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    How do I insert a template into my own form

    Asked by AlanJordan on August 04, 2016 at 07:51 AM

    There is a PayPal template, https://www.jotform.com/form-templates/paypal-purchase-order-form, that I would like to incorporate into one of my forms. What is the easiest way to do this, please.

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    Answered by AlanJordan on August 04, 2016 at 08:18 AM

    Actually, I also want this PayPal template to perform calculations.   Is there one that does this that I can quickly adapt?

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    Answered by Welvin on August 04, 2016 at 11:09 AM

    If you'd like to add a Paypal integration in your form, just please follow the steps from this guide;


    Your form has this already as far as I could see it.

    For custom calculations, you can use our calculation widget. We also have a guide for that, check it here: https://www.jotform.com/help/259-How-to-perform-calculation-in-the-form.

    Let us know if ever you need any further assistance.


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    Answered by AlanJordan on August 04, 2016 at 12:48 PM

    The PayPal example that I showed above, https://www.jotform.com//?formID=62157884646973

    has an item, price and quantity combination, but it doesn't seem to do any calculations.

    I tried using a grid and a spreadsheet to create something like this, but was not successful. The user enters the number of scholarships they want to purchase in the box on the right. It totals these dynamically, and makes the purchase.  I'm pretty sure that this is a simple thing to do directly in PayPal.

    It would be nice, if the course title could contain a hyperlink.

    So, if the person ordered 125 scholarships, it would multiply these by some conditional logic (lower prices at higher quantities) calculate the amount and when the user hits submit, go to PayPal to place the order.


    If that is too difficult, I have a workaround. If I can get the calculation done, as above, then I can have a separate PayPal order form which is used after making the above selection.

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    Answered by Welvin on August 04, 2016 at 02:16 PM

    You are using Paypal integration and the calculation is automatically done in the form, you'll see there is the total. Well, I think you would like to do it using plain fields.

    I have this test form: https://form.jotform.com/62165309405957.

    Using text box fields for the Course Title and Quantity. Unfortunately, a hyperlink is not possible in field labels so you can use a text field for this, add it below the item maybe.

    Using calculation widget to get the number of courses: https://www.jotform.com/help/259-How-to-perform-calculation-in-the-form.

    Conditionally get the Grand Total: https://www.jotform.com/help/268-How-to-Insert-Text-or-Mathematical-Calculation-into-a-Field-Using-Conditional-Logic.

    Then Pass the Grand Total to Paypal for payment: https://www.jotform.com/help/275-How-to-pass-a-calculation-to-a-payment-field.

    You can do the same in your form.