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Send additional fields to PayPal

  1. I'm working on getting a PayPal donation form set up on a website for a political campaign. Per FEC requirements, I need to collect the Occupation and Employer of each person donating. I've got my form collecting this data correctly, but I'd like it to get passed to PayPal using either the "Custom" field or the "Option" fields, as described in this doc from PayPal: https://merchant.paypal.com/cms_content/US/en_US/files/merchant/collecting_fec_required_donor_data.pdf

    Any idea on how I can get this data sent over to PayPal so the Treasurer doesn't get incredibly frustrated?

    Posted 8 years ago on Tuesday November 22, 2011 | Permalink
  2. Gravity Forms only passes data from the Option Fields under Pricing Fields to PayPal. Options are options of a Product. So it's already using the PayPal Options. There isn't currently a way to pass any other kind of information.

    Gravity Forms and the PayPal Add-On are designed so that PayPal only captures and handles the payment. The entry created by Gravity Forms contains all of the details. So the entry is going to have the details and specifics on the donation itself.

    Posted 8 years ago on Tuesday November 22, 2011 | Permalink
  3. PS Studios
    Member

    Is this still the case? (Gravity Forms only passes data from the Option Fields under Pricing Fields to PayPal.)

    Posted 6 years ago on Tuesday April 16, 2013 | Permalink
  4. David Peralty
    Administrator

    As far as I know, what Carl posted is still correct.

    Posted 6 years ago on Tuesday April 16, 2013 | Permalink
  5. Perhaps you could make a notification that is sent to your treasurer with the needed fields.

    Posted 6 years ago on Tuesday May 7, 2013 | Permalink
  6. I can't even get it to pass the options under a product to paypal!

    Posted 6 years ago on Monday May 13, 2013 | Permalink
  7. @sconner, we will ignore this duplicate post. We've replied to your support topic here: http://www.gravityhelp.com/forums/topic/paypal-options-not-going-to-paypal-only-base-price

    Posted 6 years ago on Monday May 13, 2013 | Permalink
  8. mcqsp
    Member

    Is there any chance that sending additional fields may be added as an option? Specifically, I would like to see the ability to send the Phone Number field. The reason being that PayPal REQUIRES the phone number be entered if the user is paying with a credit card. So, as it is the user has to re-enter his/her phone number on the PayPal site even though it was already entered on our website. If not, any pointers on where to look in the plugin code to add this?

    Posted 6 years ago on Thursday May 16, 2013 | Permalink
  9. Handling via priority support for @mcqsp and closing this topic.

    Posted 6 years ago on Friday May 17, 2013 | Permalink

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