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    How can we have a field in the Paypal form for donation?

    Asked by SOUNAVOCE on November 22, 2016 at 03:58 PM

    I've made the following formpasted below.


    My problem is that we need to also add a field for donations with amount determined by user.  There appears to be no way to do this.  Is there a workaround?


    Thank you,


    Marc Salvatore

    Southern Oregon Una Voce

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Welvin on November 22, 2016 at 06:37 PM

    Yes, there is. You can use our basic fields such as the Radio Button field then the calculation to get the total. You can pass the total to the Paypal field. Here are the steps:

    1. Add a radio button field and put your current product items there. Add the price from the options so your customers would know the prices.

    2. Add a calculation value for the options. Here's how: https://www.jotform.com/help/301-How-to-Assign-Calculation-Value. Just the price, no currency symbol.

    3. Add a textbox field. This would serve as your donation field. Label it with Donation or the like.

    4. Add a calculation widget then sum up the radio button and the textbox. Note: You can hide this calculation if you want. 

    5. Now, pass the calculation to the Paypal field. Here's how: https://www.jotform.com/help/275-How-to-pass-a-calculation-to-a-payment-field


    Here's a clone version of your form showing up the above workaround: https://www.jotformpro.com/form/63267322174959

    You can clone it back, here's how: https://www.jotform.com/help/42-How-to-Clone-an-Existing-Form-from-a-URL

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    Answered by SOUNAVOCE on November 22, 2016 at 11:44 PM
    Wow... I can't think you enough for this. Solved my problem entirely.
    Thank you, Marc
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by ashwin_d on November 23, 2016 at 03:33 AM

    Hello Marc,

    On behalf of my colleague, you are welcome. I am glad to know that your problem is solved.

    Do get back to us if you have any questions.

    Thank you!