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Pass data from form to external URL via a Web Service call

  1. daniebroz
    Member

    I need to create a form that collects data and then will pass it on to this Web Service
    https://weblogin.newbenefits.com/WLAuthNET/WLAuthNET.asmx (only using the CreditCharge call)

    I have started creating the form http://www.fundraisingmidwest.com/?gf_page=preview&id=9
    but need to figure out how to pass the data.

    I am still new to web service calls and have been researching, it seems that it can be accomplished using Gravity Forms but the best approach is where I am stuck.

    I came across this post http://www.gravityhelp.com/forums/topic/cant-find-any-instructions-to-post-form-data-to-external-url which is helpful but I am still learning all of this and have some questions:

    I think I will need to create additional PHP to POST the data. But I might be making it more complicated. Would it be possible to just use the Confirmation redirect?

    I have also read another post on using a before Submission Hook. It will be collecting credit card information which I really do not want them stored on my site I would rather it just be passed through.

    Thoughts? Your help is greatly appreciated!

    Posted 7 years ago on Tuesday November 6, 2012 | Permalink
  2. David Peralty

    Have you had a look at the following?
    http://www.gravityhelp.com/documentation/page/Gform_after_submission

    This might help you pass details to your script.

    Posted 7 years ago on Tuesday November 6, 2012 | Permalink
  3. daniebroz
    Member

    Yes, I did look at that post also. So if I am understanding it correctly it would look like:

    'first_name' => $entry['1.3'], - the 1.3 is the input name of the field on the form?

    Would I replace this:
    $response = $request->post($post_url, array('body' => $body));

    with: $response = $request->post($post_url, array('CreditCharge' => $body));

    Posted 7 years ago on Tuesday November 6, 2012 | Permalink
  4. daniebroz
    Member

    Also do I place this code in my themes functions.php?

    Posted 7 years ago on Tuesday November 6, 2012 | Permalink
  5. daniebroz
    Member

    this is what I created to test http://pastie.org/5336518.js

    when I inserted into my functions.php, I get an error

    Posted 7 years ago on Tuesday November 6, 2012 | Permalink
  6. David Peralty

    It does go into your theme's functions.php file, and what error are you getting when you use this?

    Posted 7 years ago on Tuesday November 6, 2012 | Permalink
  7. daniebroz
    Member

    It is working now, thanks.

    How would I add the entry ID to this code to send as a unique invoice number. After reading some post on creating unique number is seems that would be easiest.

    Posted 7 years ago on Tuesday November 6, 2012 | Permalink
  8. daniebroz
    Member

    I figured out the unique numbering by using this post
    http://www.gravityhelp.com/forums/topic/guid-entry-id#post-1491

    I am writing the code for the gform_after_submission
    I have a product field that uses radio button options, how can I pull the chosen options Price into my
    $body = array (
    'Amount' => $entry{}

    It seems I need a if...else statement. Will this accomplish what I need? http://pastie.org/5337585

    Posted 7 years ago on Tuesday November 6, 2012 | Permalink
  9. daniebroz
    Member

    I figured out another way to approach this by using the product fielid instead. Thanks for your hellp!

    Posted 7 years ago on Wednesday November 7, 2012 | Permalink

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