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I have a custom shopping cart I developed that takes in items like memberships and products. The shopping cart adds the appropriate code if an item is a membership to make the billing on it recurring on the merchant end, when the form is submitted. I came accross a barrier, in which I found out my merchant services does not have specific fields for the recurring payments, which means that if I were to submit a charge total for memberships and products, and then send our a recurring command, the recurring charge would be for that whole amount, which is incorrect because I only want recurring to be for the memberships. Either way, I've set up my merchant service to redirect my clients to a custom php site, which resubmits another payment form if the client shopping cart had membership and products (the first submission would only submit the membership information, the second submission would submit the products. if there is no memberships, the first submission would submit all, the the second submission would be skipped). Here is the second payment form:

<form name="payment_form" action="DIRECTION TO MY MERCHANT" method="POST">
<input type="hidden" name="storename" value="MY STORE NUMBER">
<input type="hidden" name="chargetotal" value="'.$totaltwo.'">
<input type="hidden" name="txnorg" value="eci">
<input type="hidden" name="mode" value="payplus">
<input type="hidden" name="txntype" value="sale">
<input type="hidden" name="phone" value="'.$phone.'">
<input type="hidden" name="email" value="'.$email.'">
<input type="hidden" name="userid" value="'.$username.'">
<input type="hidden" name="cctype" id="cctype" value="'.$cctype.'">
<input type="hidden" name="cvm" id="cvm" value="'.$cccode.'">
<input type="hidden" name="bname" id="bname"value="'.$ccfullname.'">
<input type="hidden" name="cardnumber" id="cardnumber"value="'.$ccnumber.'">
<input type="hidden" name="expmonth" id="expmonth"value="'.$ccmonth.'">
<input type="hidden" name="expyear" id="expyear"value="'.$ccyear.'">
<input type="hidden" name="baddr1" id="baddr1"value="'.$ccaddress.'">
<input type="thidden" name="bcity" id="bcity"value="'.$cccity.'">
<input type="hidden" name="bstate" id="bstate"value="'.$ccstate.'">
<input type="hidden" name="bzip" id="bzip" maxlength="10"value="'.$cczipcode.'">
</form>

How do i go about submitting this form automatically?
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Question by:jcbodyworks
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by:babuno5
ID: 20337588
depending on what event you want to submit the form
For example

 <form name="myform" action="sampleaction.php">
Search: <input type='text' name='query'>
<A href="javascript: submitform()">Search</A>
</form>
<SCRIPT language="JavaScript">
function submitform()
{
  document.myform.submit();
}
</SCRIPT>
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sujithcnair earned 2000 total points
ID: 20337600
window.document.formname.submit();
This will submit the form.
TO set the action
window.document.formname.action="somepage.php";
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by:nizsmo
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<form name="payment_form" action="DIRECTION TO MY MERCHANT" method="POST">

just change this line's action tag to whatever file you want to submit to?
eg:
<form name="payment_form" action="paymentsubmit.php" method="POST">

also i realize that you have echoed the values using php variables, eg $cczipcode, or $ccstate, but you are missing the php tags, should be like this (for every line):
<input type="hidden" name="bstate" id="bstate"value="'<?php echo $ccstate; ?>'">

etc.. for every input tag.

hope this helps.
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by:Loganathan Natarajan
ID: 20337750
ofcourse, you can set the timer using javascript to submit automaticallly...
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