Paypal Express Integration: Fetch Data from a Text Field option is not available in new UI

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    Asked on October 19, 2016 at 02:43 PM

    Dear Jotform Tech Team,

    I had been using the standard paypal payment widget and crucially rely on the Fetch Data from a Text Field facility to "sort out" my payments in paypal....

    Paypal has upgraded my merchant status and I can now use Paypal Express Checkout...however, your Paypal Express widget/plug-in does not have a Fetch Data from a Text Field facility anymore THOUGH I have been told by Paypal tech support that their Paypal Express supports it as well.

    Could you please see if you could update your Paypal Express integration and add Fetch Data from a Text Field please...

    While we're here, can we do the same for Braintree integration as Paypal is also "pushing me" to use Braintree since Paypal Pro is not available for Ireland and I want to be able to get credit card payments without leaving my website(s).

    I'm not 100% sure if Braintree can be "injected" with custom text string (I haven't asked Paypal) but I'm sure your programmers would know better than me what's possible with Braintree API.

    Thanks in advance

    Keep up the EXCELLENT work!

    Olivier Prouveur

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    Answered on October 19, 2016 at 08:17 PM

    The 'Fetch Data from a Text Field' is not available in our new PayPal Express Wizard yet, but if you switch to the old interface you can still enable it.

    It is called a 'Custom Data Field' in old PayPal Express field properties.

    To switch to the old UI use the next link:

    To switch back to the new UI

    We have a feature request regarding the Braintree custom fields escalated here. Although, we cannot provide any ETA for when or if it can be implemented.

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    Answered on November 08, 2016 at 03:50 AM

    Hello impcat,

    The feature has been added to the new interface as well.

    It should work as expected.

    Thank you for your patience

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    Answered on November 08, 2016 at 05:07 AM

    Thanks Omur

    Now looking forward to see more payment integrations between Jotform and Sagepay and / or Realex

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    Answered on November 08, 2016 at 07:50 AM

    Thank you for your request. To demand new features kindly open a new thread. Our developers will analyse if the applicability of your request is possible.