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Hi.

Can anyone work out why the values from my item_name and amount fields wont pass to paypal.

Many thanks!

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Web;
using System.Web.UI;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls;
using System.Data;
using System.Data.SqlClient;
using System.Web.UI.HtmlControls;

public partial class OnlineAccounts_pay : System.Web.UI.Page
{
    private void getData(string number)
    {
        DataTable dt = new DataTable();
        SqlConnection connection = new SqlConnection("Data Source=xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx");
        connection.Open();
        SqlCommand sqlCmd = new SqlCommand("SELECT * from tblInvoices WHERE InvoiceNumber = @number", connection);
        SqlDataAdapter sqlDa = new SqlDataAdapter(sqlCmd);

        sqlCmd.Parameters.AddWithValue("@number", Request.QueryString["number"]);
        sqlDa.Fill(dt);
        if (dt.Rows.Count > 0)
        {
            amount.Value = dt.Rows[0]["InvoiceAmount"].ToString();
            item_name.Value = dt.Rows[0]["InvoiceNumber"].ToString();
        }
        connection.Close();
    } 

    
   protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
    {

        getData(Request.QueryString["number"]); 

        
    }
   

}

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<input type="hidden" name="cmd" value="_xclick" />
    <input type="hidden" name="business" value="onlinepay@mysite.com" />
    <input type="hidden" name="currency_code" value="GBP" />
    <input type="hidden" name="return" value="http://www.mysite.com/InvoicePaid.aspx" />
    <input type="hidden" name="no_note" value="1" />
    
    


    Invoice Number: 
    <input type="text" name="item_name" ID="item_name" runat="server" readonly="readonly" />
        <br />
    Total Amount:  
    <input type="text" name="amount" ID="amount" runat="server" sreadonly="readonly" />
    <br /><br />
        <asp:Button ID="PayNow" runat="server" Text="PAY NOW!" CausesValidation="False" 
            PostBackUrl="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" />

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by:Ajay Sharma
ID: 35106486
The problem is that is the item_name and amount should be the Hidden fields in the form.
e.g.
<input type="hidden" name="item_name" value="<%Response.Write (val_item_name)%>">
<input type="hidden" name="amount" value="<%Response.Write (val_amount)%>">

To pass the values to these hidden fields you can modify your code behind like below:
public string val_amount;
public string val_item_name;

if (dt.Rows.Count > 0)
        {
            val_amount.Value = dt.Rows[0]["InvoiceAmount"].ToString();
            val_item_name.Value = dt.Rows[0]["InvoiceNumber"].ToString();
        }
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by:jonpwatson5
ID: 35117422
I'm now getting build errors.

Error      1      'string' does not contain a definition for 'Value' and no extension method 'Value' accepting a first argument of type 'string' could be found (are you missing a using directive or an assembly reference?)      pay.aspx.cs      30      24

Error      2      'string' does not contain a definition for 'Value' and no extension method 'Value' accepting a first argument of type 'string' could be found (are you missing a using directive or an assembly reference?)      pay.aspx.cs      31      27      

Error      3      ; expected      pay.aspx      21      
Error      4      ; expected      pay.aspx      22      


pay.aspx.cs

val_amount.Value = dt.Rows[0]["InvoiceAmount"].ToString();
val_item_name.Value = dt.Rows[0]["InvoiceNumber"].ToString();


'Value' is causing the error.



pay.aspx

<input type="hidden" name="item_name" value=" <% response.write (val_item_name) %>" >
<input type="hidden" name="amount" value="<%Response.Write (val_amount)%>" >


expected ; on these 2 lines?
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by:Ajay Sharma
ID: 35119609
sorry, it was a typo error, remove the value property as belows:

val_amount = dt.Rows[0]["InvoiceAmount"].ToString();
val_item_name = dt.Rows[0]["InvoiceNumber"].ToString();
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by:jonpwatson5
ID: 35121572
Thanks.

That solved that bit, Been trying to get the front page to work as well but still getting the build erorrs with the ; parts?????
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by:Ajay Sharma
ID: 35121615
Any line numbers mentioned for errors ??
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by:jonpwatson5
ID: 35121637
pay.aspx
<%@ Page Title="" Language="C#" MasterPageFile="~/OnlineAccounts/Site.master" AutoEventWireup="true" CodeFile="pay.aspx.cs" Inherits="OnlineAccounts_pay" %>

<asp:Content ID="Content1" ContentPlaceHolderID="HeadContent" Runat="Server">
</asp:Content>
<asp:Content ID="Content2" ContentPlaceHolderID="MainContent" Runat="Server">
    <p>
        Welcome to our e-payment service.</p>
    <p>
        For your security and safety, card payments are handled by our partner Paypal.<br />
        Please review the details below and click &#39;PAY NOW&#39; to proceed.</p>
    <p>
        Invoice Number:<asp:TextBox ID="txtInvoiceNumber" runat="server"></asp:TextBox>
    </p>
    <p>
        Invoice Amount:<asp:TextBox ID="txtInvoiceAmount" runat="server"></asp:TextBox>
    </p>
    <p>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
<input type="hidden" name="cmd" value="_xclick" />
<input type="hidden" name="business" value="onlinepay@mysite.com" />
<input type="hidden" name="currency_code" value="GBP" />
<input type="hidden" name="return" value="http://www.mysite.com/InvoicePaid.aspx" />
<input type="hidden" name="no_note" value="1" />
<input type="hidden" name="item_name" value=" <% response.write (val_item_name) %>" >
<input type="hidden" name="amount" value="<%Response.Write (val_amount)%>" >
<asp:Button ID="btnPayNow" runat="server" Text="PAY NOW" 
            PostBackUrl="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" />
    </p>
</asp:Content>

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pay.aspx.cs
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Web;
using System.Web.UI;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls;
using System.Data;
using System.Data.SqlClient;

public partial class OnlineAccounts_pay : System.Web.UI.Page
{

    public string val_amount;
    public string val_item_name;

    protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
    {
        getData(Request.QueryString["number"]);
    }

    protected void getData(string number)
    {
        DataTable dt = new DataTable();
        SqlConnection connection = new SqlConnection("Data Source=localhost;Initial Catalog=databasename;User ID=myuser;Password=mypassword");
        connection.Open();
        SqlCommand sqlCmd = new SqlCommand("SELECT * from tblInvoices WHERE InvoiceNumber = @number", connection);
        SqlDataAdapter sqlDa = new SqlDataAdapter(sqlCmd);
        sqlCmd.Parameters.AddWithValue("@number", Request.QueryString["number"]);
        sqlDa.Fill(dt);
        if (dt.Rows.Count > 0)
        {
            val_amount = dt.Rows[0]["InvoiceAmount"].ToString();
            val_item_name = dt.Rows[0]["InvoiceNumber"].ToString();

            txtInvoiceAmount.Text = dt.Rows[0]["InvoiceAmount"].ToString();
            txtInvoiceNumber.Text = dt.Rows[0]["InvoiceNumber"].ToString();

           

            

        }

    }
}

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Errors:

Warning      1      Validation (XHTML 1.0 Transitional): Empty elements such as 'input' must end with />.      \OnlineAccounts\pay.aspx      24      2
Warning      2      Validation (XHTML 1.0 Transitional): Empty elements such as 'input' must end with />.      \OnlineAccounts\pay.aspx      25      2
Error      3      ; expected      OnlineAccounts\pay.aspx      24      
Error      4      ; expected      OnlineAccounts\pay.aspx      25      
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Expert Comment

by:Ajay Sharma
ID: 35121659
Replace line number 24's text in ASPX as belows:
<input type="hidden" name="item_name" value=" <% response.write (val_item_name) %>" />

Replace line number 25's text in ASPX as belows:
<input type="hidden" name="amount" value="<%Response.Write (val_amount)%>" />
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by:jonpwatson5
ID: 35121665
Error      1      ; expected      \OnlineAccounts\pay.aspx      24      
Error      2      ; expected      \OnlineAccounts\pay.aspx      25      
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Ajay Sharma earned 2000 total points
ID: 35121740
Replace line number 24's text in ASPX as belows:
<input type="hidden" name="item_name" value=" <% Response.Write (val_item_name); %>" />

Replace line number 25's text in ASPX as belows:
<input type="hidden" name="amount" value="<%Response.Write (val_amount); %>" />
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by:jonpwatson5
ID: 35121758
Brilliant, thats now working. Really appreciate the help :)
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Expert Comment

by:Ajay Sharma
ID: 35121791
I am glad it's working now.

Alternative to the Response.Write, you can modify the code as:

<input type="hidden" name="amount" value="<%= val_amount %>" />
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