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Posted on 2011-03-06
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I have two forms on a page. One is a PayPal form that submits information to PayPal, so the customer can complete the purchasee. The other form is sent to my server, to a php program that puts the user and sale information into a database. The second form has some input fields that the customer completes with their name and contact information as well as several hidden input fields.

I am using the following jquery code to populate the first form with the values entered into the second form. The code below works in transfering the values from myForm2 to myForm1, and the form is successfully sent to PayPal with the information.

But the second form, myForm2, does not post.

I am using the jquery.forms plugin, but I am open to any way the keeps the functionality of populating myForm1 with the myForm2 entries, and posts both forms.

<script type="text/javascript" src="js/jquery.forms.js"></script>
<script language="javascript">
      $(document).ready(function() {
            $("#button1").click(function() {
                  var First_Name2 = $("#First_Name").val();
                  $("#first_name").val( First_Name2 );
                  var Last_Name2 = $("#Last_Name").val();
                  $("#last_name").val( Last_Name2 );
                  var Email2 = $("#Email").val();
                  $("#email").val( Email2  );
                  var Cell_Phone2 = $("#Cell_Phone").val();
                  $("#night_phone_a").val(Cell_Phone2);
                  
      $('#myForm1').submit(function() {
      var options = { "success":function() { $("#myForm2").submit(); }}
      $(this).ajaxSubmit(options);
      return false;
      });
});
});
</script>
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Question by:birwin
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by:sjklein42
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Ordinarily, when a form is submitted, that is the end of control for that web page.  Ajax is the exception.  Do your Ajax call first, then give control to the form submit (which probably does not return but goes to the response page from the form action).

<script type="text/javascript" src="js/jquery.forms.js"></script> 
<script language="javascript">
      $(document).ready(function() {
            $("#button1").click(function() {
                  var First_Name2 = $("#First_Name").val();
                  $("#first_name").val( First_Name2 );
                  var Last_Name2 = $("#Last_Name").val();
                  $("#last_name").val( Last_Name2 );
                  var Email2 = $("#Email").val();
                  $("#email").val( Email2  );
                  var Cell_Phone2 = $("#Cell_Phone").val();
                  $("#night_phone_a").val(Cell_Phone2);
                  
      var options = { "success":function() { $("#myForm2").submit(); }}
      $(this).ajaxSubmit(options);
      $('#myForm1').submit(function() {
      return false;
      });
});
});
</script> 

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by:birwin
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Thank you for the code. Unfortunatley it isn't producing the desired result.

Form 1 is a PayPal code that has to be submitted to PayPal, not using AJAX, as the client needs to complete the resulting PayPal forms.

myForm2 should be an AJAX posting to my server.

With your code the myForm2 is the page the client gets, but it is blank, since it only progesses the information. I need the myForm1 result (PayPal) to be shown to the client, and the myForm2 to be handled as an AJAX call to the server.
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Just to see if it makes a difference, add "target=_blank" to the "form" tag for myForm2.  This is just a test to see if the problem may have to do with the target window of your form replacing the current page.

If you could post some more code (especially the FORM tags) , or provide a link, that would help.
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by:birwin
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Hi sjklein42:

I tried adding the target, but it made no difference.

For access to the the problem page, please go to Link to Problem  This is an indirect link, since it is a client site.
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by:sjklein42
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I don't think I can help.  A bit too complicated for me to unravel.  Tried.  Sorry.
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by:birwin
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Thank you for your help. I ran the code through the W3 validator, and found some errors. I tinkered with the jQuery code and finally got it to work, although I am not sure which of the fixes I made solved it. But if it works, it works, and I am happy.
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