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Editing details passed to PayPal - only sending product code (ID) at moment?

Thread began 5/12/2014 3:02 pm by Nathon Jones Web Design | Last modified 5/13/2014 11:12 am by Jason Byrnes | 290 views | 5 replies |

Nathon Jones Web Design

Editing details passed to PayPal - only sending product code (ID) at moment?

When customers select PayPal, and are taken to PayPal, our client is only seeing the Product Code listed and we need to include the title and various variables each of which are columns in the eCart object:
Name
Description
Colour
Dimmable
Sensor

How (where) do we edit what's sent to PayPal?
Thank you.
NJ

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

on the confirm page, there will be a code block to send the item name paypal, it will look like this:
$nextIndex = count($WA_PP_ECO_Do_itemized[0]);
$WA_PP_ECO_Do_itemized[0][$nextIndex] = "Name" . strval($cartIndex+1) . "";
$WA_PP_ECO_Do_itemized[1][$nextIndex] = "".$cartName->DisplayInfo("Name") ."";

you can edit that to concatenate other columns:
$WA_PP_ECO_Do_itemized[1][$nextIndex] = "".$cartName->DisplayInfo("Name") ." ".$cartName->DisplayInfo("Description")."" ;

you can add additional columns in the sam manner


note: the name has a character limit of 127 characters.

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Nathon Jones Web Design

On my confirm page it is listed as:
$WA_PP_ECO_Do_itemized[1][$nextIndex] = "".$LEDCart->DisplayInfo("Name") ."";

Does that space at the end matter? Between the last bracket and the period?

I know that my client has long product titles (Description) - is there a way to limit the number of characters displayed for any one field in that concatenated list?

Also, if I want to separate my cart columns with something like a forward slash or upright slash, so it's easier to read on the PayPal side, how would I edit the concatenated string?

Here's what I have just now (I've not added in the Description column yet) on line 327 on my confirm page:
$WA_PP_ECO_Do_itemized[1][$nextIndex] = "".$LEDCart->DisplayInfo("Name") ." ".$cartName->DisplayInfo("Colour")." ".$cartName->DisplayInfo("Dimmable")." ".$cartName->DisplayInfo("Sensor")."";

It's producing the following error on submission:
Fatal error: Call to a member function DisplayInfo() on a non-object in /home/led2014/public_html/confirm.php on line 327

Thank you.
NJ

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

  Does that space at the end matter? Between the last bracket and the period?  



no the space does not matter

  Also, if I want to separate my cart columns with something like a forward slash or upright slash, so it's easier to read on the PayPal side, how would I edit the concatenated string?  


use the substr function:
http://www.php.net/manual/en/function.substr.php, for example to limit the description to 12 characters:

$WA_PP_ECO_Do_itemized[1][$nextIndex] = "".$cartName->DisplayInfo("Name") ." - ".substr($cartName->DisplayInfo("Description"),0,12)."" ;

  is there a way to limit the number of characters displayed  




here is an example using a hyphen:
$WA_PP_ECO_Do_itemized[1][$nextIndex] = "".$cartName->DisplayInfo("Name") ." - ".$cartName->DisplayInfo("Description")."" ;

  It's producing the following error on submission:  


you have to substitute your cart name in the code, in my example code, i used $cartName as the name of the car object. you need to adjust accordingly, for example::

$cartName->DisplayInfo("Colour")

should be:
$LEDCart->DisplayInfo("Colour")

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Nathon Jones Web Design

Thank you Jason. Clear and comprehensive although the last bit should have read:
$LEDCart->DisplayInfo("Colour")

...but I knew what you meant!
Regards
NJ

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

You're welcome. I Updated the reply to change the last bit of code.

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