[FX.php List] Anyone done a PHP integration w/ Paypal?

Glyn Devine glyn.devine at quickseries.com
Thu Dec 5 08:40:17 MST 2013


I like to use Paypal¹s ³cart upload² for what you¹re describing. Basically
you POST the contents of your cart to PayPal and they respond with a webpage
(which your client can customize visually by logging into his PayPal
account) with everything a person needs to complete payment and be directed
back to your client¹s site afterwards.

Paypal¹s documentation on that is here:

My code isn¹t very generic so I¹ll just leave you with the basic steps for


        $output[] = '<form action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr"
method="post" name="paypalform">';
        $output[] = '<input type="hidden" name="cmd" value="_cart">';
        $output[] = '<input type="hidden" name="business"
        $output[] = '<input type="hidden" name="upload" value="1">';
For each product in your cart:

$paypalincrement must be a unique integer for each product you put into the
form to POST
$product_name is the product name
$product_price is your unit price
$product_qty is your quantity
$product_id is your product code, a unique string identifiying the product

        $output[] = "<input type=\"hidden\"
name=\"item_name_$paypalincrement\" value=\"$product_name\">";
        $output[] = "<input type=\"hidden\" name=\"amount_$paypalincrement\"
        $output[] = "<input type=\"hidden\"
name=\"quantity_$paypalincrement\" value=\"$product_qty\">";
        $output[] = "<input type=\"hidden\"
name=\"item_number_$paypalincrement\" value=\"$product_id\">";


Optionally you can set your own $shippingcharge or you can configure your
paypal account to set this for you automatically

$output[] = "<input type=\"hidden\" name=\"handling_cart\"

Finally, here¹s my submit button and the end of the form:

        $output[] = '<input type="IMAGE" src="/images/paypalcheckout.jpg"
value="PayPal Checkout">';
        $output[] = '</form>';

Hope this is useful!



On 12/5/13 10:21 AM, "Bob Patin" <bob at patin.com> wrote:

> Glyn,
> I¹m writing a payment app for a web portal; fairly simple, they just need to
> be able to run cards and I would of course return the results and write it
> into FileMaker. 
> I just found a bit of code and am about to try it, but if you have a function
> that works, I¹d love to take a look; I¹ve done lots of integrations over the
> years, just not with Paypal.
> Thanks,
> Bob Patin
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> On Dec 5, 2013, at 9:15 AM, Glyn Devine <glyn.devine at quickseries.com> wrote:
>> I've done quite a bit with Paypal over the past few years. What are you
>> writing, precisely? An IPN receiver? A cart? Something else?
>> Glyn Devine
>> IT Manager
>> QuickSeries Publishing Inc.
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