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Sending variables to Paypal using Flash CS4

I've got to convert a button that I've built into one whose script accommodates the posting of variables to Paypal. I've done this before, but I'm stuck.

Here's my code:

on (release) {
      getURL("https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr", "_blank", "POST");
}
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I think you're basically there.  Use argument getURL's fourth argument to pass the POST CGI parameters.  Concatenate them with "&" characters.

PayPal has documented a long list of webscr CGI parameters which you are probably already familiar with.

If you're submitting an order by redirecting to PayPal, for example, the request would look like this:

 getURL("https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr", "_blank", "POST",
    "cmd=_xclick&cn=MyCompany&invoice=123......"  );

PayPal should pop up in a new window with prepopulated fields based on your CGI parms.
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Hey, friend!

I'm missing it somehow. I took your code as it was documented above (and you probably just meant it as a starting point), but I got this error:

Wrong number of parameters: getURL requires between 1 and 3

What am I missing?
Basically, what's happening is when I try to introduce the variables, I'm getting hung up.

How do I declare a variable? I'm used to ASII, ASIII is throwing me, I guess...
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