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PayPal - Specify Purpose

  1. blueprintds
    Member

    I've been racking my brain (and the forum) with this one for a couple days now, so I humbly submit to the all-knowing RocketBrain.

    How can I pass custom values through to the "Purpose" (or Prouduct Title) field in PayPal?

    I have a donation form, and a separate subscription form, where user's can select the gift amount and designation, but all that is passed through to PayPal in the purpose field is "$[amount], Specify Amount, Select Fund" (respectively, the amount they selected, a label for a hidden field for other, and the "select fund" label). What I'd really like to see instead is "[Specific Fund Selection]"

    I'll happily switch to Product fields over donate fields if that will help solve it.

    Sample form: http://hhcf.org/donate/special/

    Posted 7 years ago on Tuesday July 12, 2011 | Permalink
  2. How do you currently have that form setup? Can you go to Import/Export, Export that form to XML and provide me a link to that XML link where I can download it? That way I can import a copy of your form and see how you have things setup and suggest changes.

    Posted 7 years ago on Tuesday July 12, 2011 | Permalink
  3. blueprintds
    Member

    Sure thing, this export includes both our recurring form and our one-time gift form. (hint: they're basically identical): http://d.pr/7YYw

    Both of these use donation fields, I believe, and I made another that uses product fields, and also product fields for the staff/fund selectors. But, even so, all it passes to "purpose" is the field label and not the field value.

    Grace and Peace,
    Brian Richards

    Posted 7 years ago on Wednesday July 13, 2011 | Permalink
  4. blueprintds
    Member

    [Bump]

    Thanks again for your help, Carl [et all]!

    Posted 7 years ago on Monday July 18, 2011 | Permalink
  5. blueprintds
    Member

    I can do the heavy-lifting on this one if I just get a nudge in the right direction as to where I should look to filter/hook the output for that Purpose line.

    Thank guys, keep up the good work!

    Posted 7 years ago on Wednesday July 20, 2011 | Permalink
  6. Currently determining how to best implement this as well. Any additional information available at this time?

    Posted 7 years ago on Tuesday October 11, 2011 | Permalink
  7. Was this ever firgured out? This is exactly what I need as well. I need to pass what the donation is for in the paypal form...

    Posted 6 years ago on Sunday November 11, 2012 | Permalink
  8. You can modify the data being sent to PayPal by using the gform_paypal_query filter:
    http://www.gravityhelp.com/documentation/page/Gform_paypal_query

    Posted 6 years ago on Monday November 12, 2012 | Permalink
  9. Chris,
    First.. you guys rock! Thanks for your reply. The GF forums are super helpful. Second.. I had seen that this filter was available.. I was hoping I was just missing something easier. Oh well! Thanks again for your help!

    Posted 6 years ago on Monday November 12, 2012 | Permalink
  10. There is also a gform_paypal_invoice filter which might be easier to use, but I don't know if it allows the flexibility you need.

    http://www.gravityhelp.com/documentation/page/Gform_paypal_invoice

    Posted 6 years ago on Monday November 12, 2012 | Permalink