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PayPal Nightmares (again)

Richard Korts
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I am the web developer. My customer recently set up a new account for PayPal. There are about 40 - 50 buttons saved from the previous account. Is there a way to port those button to the new account?

We are using the fundamental, basic PayPal.

Of course I've tried to submit a question to PayPal about this & it appears that either (a) there is no way to submit a question or (2) it is WELL HIDDEN.

Does anyone know?
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Michel PlungjanIT Expert
Top Expert 2009

Commented:
Normally you have an account number in the button, can't you just change that?

For example my paypal page here: http://plungjan.name/reward.html has thisL

<input type="hidden" name="hosted_button_id" value="1234567" />

which I am sure I could change to another  number
Richard KortsBusiness Owner / Chief Developer

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To mplungjan:

In the setup I'm using, the button ID's are 13 characters & every one is unique; I do not see any embedded account #. That 13 chars seems to be the only thing that distinugishes one button from another.

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Top Expert 2009
Commented:
Ok, then I do not have any suggestion until I have looked at the PP website's documentation.

I doubt you can do it though
Richard KortsBusiness Owner / Chief Developer

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To mplungjan:

Yeah, I doubt it too.

What I'm trying to avoid is recreating about 50 buttons & the programming changes and/or database updates.

A  related question is "Why is it so difficult to get info directly from PayPal rather that having to go to EE, etc."?

Thanks,

Richard