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Store information based on checkmark checked

Thread began 10/08/2009 1:14 pm by stodan1378060 | Last modified 10/13/2009 7:08 pm by Eric Mittman | 1692 views | 3 replies |


Redirect based on cookie - checkbox


Surfer goes to paypal signup page. On that page there are three options (extra offers) to choose from, each option has a checkbox next to it.

Surfer selects one of the check boxes, then pays via paypal.

Success Page should then redirect to page based on what check mark was clicked on signup page.

Is this possible with cookies? That they carry the info to another page, then based on what cookie., the page redirects to or diplays the correct offer page. (based on check mark selection).

If yes how to go about this with cookies toolkit. That the success page would redirect but somehow it would have to read the cookie on body onload, not sure how to do this.....

grateful for any help...

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Eric Mittman

I think that a little more clarification about the process you wish to implement would help us on the forum to better determine the correct way to go for you.

I'm just not very clear on the PayPal signup page part. Normally you would offer some product or service for sale on your site and the user would add it to their cart then proceed to checkout. Whatever options you make available will be selected before the user add the item to the cart.

It sounds like you would like to just adjust the return page that they are sent back to by PayPal based on these options for the product, is this correct?

Also, are you using Payments Standard or Pro? How you pass along info differs in these two implementations.

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Let me try to explain better:

I need code that knows how to store information in a cookie that will pass the information from one page to another.

The cookie would have to remember which check mark was checked, and then show the right page after paypal success page.
Paypal using standard paypal option.

Same as here showthread.php?t=4594 but with three checkmarks(three different options..and three different redirects) not just one.

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Eric Mittman

Normally with a PayPal standard implementation you specify the return page in this form element:

<input type="hidden" name="return" id="return" value="" />

You put in the URL of the page you would like the user to go to on return.

To get something in place like you are talking about you can use some client side js to populate the return field with the appropriate URL based on the user selection. The problem with the scenario you have described is using a checkbox, this is a problem since the user can check all three boxes and you only can have a single value for this element in the end.

Instead of a group of checkbox's you should use a radio group, this way the user can only select one. For the value of the radio group entries you can have the three different URL's. Then add in an onchange event that will make the value of the selected radio option the return hidden form element's value. This would result in have a page where the user can choose an option, then based on this option they have selected they are taken to a different page on return.

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