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Paypal button does not submit

Posted on 2013-02-02
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I generated a PayPal payment button from the PayPal website and dropped the button onto my page and nothing happens when I click the button.  What am I doing wrong?  Where do I begin?

Here is the button.

<form action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post">
<input type="hidden" name="cmd" value="_s-xclick">
<input type="hidden" name="hosted_button_id" value="1234567">
<table>
<tr><td><input type="hidden" name="on0" value="MyService">My Service</td></tr><tr><td><select name="os0">
<option value="Category1">Product 1 $65.00 CAD</option>
<option value="Category2">Product 2 $140.00 CAD</option>
</select> </td></tr>
</table>
<input type="hidden" name="currency_code" value="CAD">
<input type="image" src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_US/i/btn/btn_buynowCC_LG.gif" border="0" name="submit" alt="PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online!">
<img alt="" border="0" src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_US/i/scr/pixel.gif" width="1" height="1">
</form>

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Thanks.
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Question by:DanielAttard
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by:leakim971
ID: 38847297
line 11, replace :  name="submit"
by :  name="mysubmit"

in you put your form in an iframe :
line 1, replace :
<form action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post">
by :
<form action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post" target="_top">
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by:DanielAttard
ID: 38847312
Thanks leakim971, I think there is a type in your comment.  What is it you are telling me about iframe?
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by:leakim971
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do you have your paypal form inside an iframe?
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by:DanielAttard
ID: 38847314
No, I don't.  Not familiar with iframe.
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by:leakim971
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so what about ?
line 11, replace :  name="submit"
by :  name="mysubmit"

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You add jQuery and Javascript zone, please post your code
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by:DanielAttard
ID: 38847323
I am trying to make a call to the paypal form inside this js function:

function() {    
    // need call to PayPal here, before myStep1 and myStep2 
    $.when.apply(undefined, myStep1()).done(function () {
    $.ajax({
        url: sURL + "myController/myStep2",
        success: function() {  
                $.msg("Success Message", live:10000
                });
            },
        error: function(){
                $.msg("Error Message", live:10000
                });
            }
        }); 
    });
};

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This is the paypal form that I am trying to implement, but the form does not submit when I click the button:

<form action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post">
  <input type="hidden" name="cmd" value="_s-xclick">
  <input type="hidden" name="hosted_button_id" value="123456789">
  <input type="image"
      src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_US/i/btn/btn_paynow_SM.gif"
      border="0" name="submit"
      alt="PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online!">
  <img alt="" border="0"
      src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_US/i/scr/pixel.gif" width="1"
      height="1">
</form>

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Any ideas why my form does not submit?
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by:leakim971
ID: 38847329
Any ideas why my form does not submit?
Not really, sorry...
Please wait help from other EE members
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by:DanielAttard
ID: 38847335
Ok, thanks anyway.  Frustrating afternoon for me  . . . .
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dejaanbu earned 500 total points
ID: 38847997
but the form does not submit when I click the button:

i just copied your code and accessed the page, i am redirected to paypal results, i mean the page is submitting on click of the image.

can u give more detail?

also, i would recommend using Sandbox first, then later after everything get succeeded, u can move to live paypal. so try creating sandbox hosted button first, then change the url to "https://www.sandbox.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/webscr" and then test everything..
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by:DanielAttard
ID: 38900526
Thanks for the suggestion to use the sandbox mode.  This helped me solve the problem.  Thanks.
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