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Store data after confirming

Thread began 10/21/2011 10:56 am by Bknvc1111729 | Last modified 10/21/2011 11:48 am by Jason Byrnes | 475 views | 1 replies |


Store data after confirming

I am using an older version of eCart (ver 4.5.0). Currently when a customer is checking out when they get to the confirmation page the order summary and details are stored in the database. I would like for the order to be stored preferrably after they have finished the PayPal checkout if possible or at least after they press the confirm order button on the confirmation page.

Currently the page is set to "any form post". I tried to reset it to "button submit order pressed". When I did I was able to confirm order and be redirected to the PayPal checkout proccess fine but no data was stored in either table. Yes, both the order summary and order details are set to be updated by the "button submit order pressed".

I have attached zip file of the confirmation page to help you see what I have got going on.

Thanks in advance,

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

Since you are using paypal standard as the Gateway, you will not be able to do that.

Paypal standard is on e of the most difficult payment services to work with.

The confirm page is set to post the cart information to the paypal server to begin the checkout process, because it must post information to paypal, you cannot act on the form post, that post is sent to the paypal server.

With paypal standard, the order needs to be stored in the database when the checkout page posts to the confirm page. You order table should have a status column in it, that column should use the default value of pending.

one of the main difficulties with paypal standard is that it is not a real time service. When the order is placed, it is not processed with the mechant bank i real time, it is placed in a que to be processed on a first come first served basis.

this means that when the customer goes to paypal, sets up the payment and directed back to your site to the checkout success page page, you dont actually know the status of the order yet.

PayPal uses an IPN (Instant Payment Notification) system to post the results of the transaction to your site when the order is processed through the merchant bank.

you need to configure a page to accept this IPN Post and update the status of the order.

more details on IPN can be found here:

If at all possible, I recommend using payments pro instead of standard, the small monthly fee is well worth the headaches of configuring payment standard and IPN.

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