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Paypal Standard Sandbox question

Thread began 4/22/2012 11:52 pm by lr_leal239405 | Last modified 4/30/2012 1:24 pm by Dennis | 542 views | 5 replies |

lr_leal239405

Paypal Standard Sandbox question

I did a search for answers to the Paypal Standard Sandbox question. I found a forum that provided some answers. Webassist doesn't provide for testing Paypal standard because there was not checkbox for 'Sandbox' as when testing with Website Payments Pro. First of all Webassist should add this option and make the IPN handling script URL webscr instead of webscr which is the Live IPN. I manually changed this but the problem I'm having now is that I'm filling in the checkout page, that Webassist created, with my credentials but after the confirm.php page, even though I do get the Paypal page, it doesn't carry the fields I just filled in. I select "I don't have a Paypal account' in order to check out by using my credit card, but I have to fill in all the fields with my name and address again. Can someone give me some guidance?

Thank you.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

I believe this is a limitation to the sandbox system. Since you need to be logged into your developer account, it ignores the billing information that is passed.

make sure you are not logged into paypal, and try using the live URL, does this populate the credit card billing form correctly

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lr_leal239405

ok, it did populate the name and address fields but not the email and phone #. But my bigger issue right now is that from the checkout.php it goes to the confirm.php and populates the databases with info even though the Paypal screen for payment comes up after. So no payment has been made but the databases have already been populated, which I don't want. Why? Can I change that? Confirm should come after Paypal screen has been submitted.

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Dennis

lr_leal239405,

Would you please explain the steps you took to be able to use the Sandbox to test PayPal Standard.

I would like to do this also.

Thanks,
Dennis

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

@Dennis:

change the action of the form on the confirm page to post to:
webscr

instead of:
webscr


@lr_leal239405:

This is the way PayPal standard works.

With paypal standard the checkout page post to the confirm page. Then the confirm page posts to the paypal server where the customer selects how they wish to pay for the order.

since the confirm page posts to paypal, it is not possible to store the order when they click the confirm button.


when working with paypal standard, you should have a status column in your orders table that is initially set to pending.

you will need to configure your account to use IPN, and set up an IPNN Page that will update the status column based on the transaction status info posted from paypal in the IPN post.


there are many posts throughout this forum that talk about paypal and IPN, that will give you more details.

also see the IPN documentation:
ipn

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Dennis

Thanks Jason,

Dennis

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