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Creating an order confirmation page before submitting to Paypal

  1. webtrainingwheels

    I am using Gravity Forms to set up a booking system for retreats. What I would like to do is be able to show the user a summary of their order BEFORE they go to Paypal. It's my understanding that in order to do this on the same form, I would need to use jQuery, which I don't want to do (don't have the programming chops for that :) ) .
    So I believe what I should do instead, is to create a second form and pass all the relevant product info variables from the first form into that in order to generate the summary using dynamically populated fields. This second form would then be sent to PayPal upon submission.
    Can you verify whether what I'm trying to do is possible and if indeed this is the right approach?
    Many thanks,

    Posted 7 years ago on Tuesday November 15, 2011 | Permalink
  2. Gravity Forms does not currently support a confirmation page as a built in feature. It's a feature we would like to add in the future but it isn't something we have added yet.

    Like a lot of features a confirmation page sounds pretty simple at first glance but once you get into the complexities of multi-page forms and very large number of fields it quickly becomes much more complex in how you present it. Do you let them edit it from there or do they have to click previous until they get back to the page that information was on? Etc.

    So until we can focus on how to best handle this type of functionality so it makes the most sense and then implement it as a feature it's not something that is possible with Gravity Forms.

    It may be possible to hack some sort of confirmation as you described, but i'm not sure what the best way to go about it would be. But you could certainly try.

    Posted 7 years ago on Tuesday November 15, 2011 | Permalink
  3. webtrainingwheels

    Thanks so much for the response.....I realize that a confirmation page does open up a whole can of worms. I did try hacking it a little. I got part of the way, but had problems getting the "total" field to update correctly , and obviously this has to work in order for the form to get to Paypal. So I may abort that mission for now.....

    Am I right in thinking that to display on the first form something like:
    You are booking a retreat for {insert variable for # of people} with a total cost of : {insert variable for "total amount"}

    I could do it with jquery? Or is this part not possible either?

    Posted 7 years ago on Tuesday November 15, 2011 | Permalink
  4. You should be able to do it with jQuery. Or at least I don't see any reason why you couldn't. Have the jQuery read the input value and return it where you want it to display.

    Posted 7 years ago on Tuesday November 15, 2011 | Permalink
  5. Lucy,
    I'm looking for the same option. I was able to use GF to solve an issue we had with one of our clients, but the confirmation page would be the icing on the cake.

    Uh...GF...get 'er done.

    Posted 7 years ago on Wednesday January 4, 2012 | Permalink
  6. Just a suggestion: Modify the "Total" field to list the chosen options (continuously updated, like Total).

    Posted 7 years ago on Wednesday January 4, 2012 | Permalink
  7. I would also really appreciate this from GF -- maybe have a View Cart function which is the same basic idea. It's the one thing that's sorely lacking at this point. Otherwise, love it.

    Posted 7 years ago on Friday January 6, 2012 | Permalink