Oct 2, 2016, 6:13 PM
6 Posts

XPage with PayPal Integration

  • Category: Debugging
  • Platform: Windows
  • Release: 8.5.3
  • Role: Developer
  • Tags: Xpages Issue - Urgent,Paypal?
  • Replies: 1


I have a Registration.xsp xpage and I have the PayPal button code to place on my xpage. However, when I place it on my xpage, nothing happens. I know I am doing something silly. Can a XPage guru please take a look at this and help me? I need to get this page up and running by tomorrow AM.

Thank you so much in advance for your help!

Best Regards & THANK YOU


Code from PayPal for Buy Now button:

<form action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post" target="_top">
<input type="hidden" name="cmd" value="_s-xclick">
<input type="hidden" name="hosted_button_id" value="xxxxxxxxxxxx">
<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!">


Code Pasted in Registration.xsp Xpage in the source:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<xp:view xmlns:xp="http://www.ibm.com/xsp/core">

<xp:form id="form1">
        <form action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr"
            method="post" target="_top">
            <input type="hidden" name="cmd" value="_s-xclick">
                <input type="hidden" name="hosted_button_id"
                    <input type="image"
                        border="0" name="submit"
                        alt="PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online!">




Oct 3, 2016, 9:06 AM
589 Posts

I don't know....  some thoughts...


I don't know what this form action in the paypal example is supposed to do.  I've never seen that.  In your XPages example you're using both an xp:form and then inside another form tag.  This seems odd to me.  I don't think I've ever used "xp:form" as a tag before.  Since that's automatic for an XPage you might need to first disable auto generation if you want to control it yourself.    And you've nested a form within a form....  That might not be a good thing....

So no real answers just a couple thoughts to focus on the use of the form tags.  I wonder if you go down this route if you should put the paypal stuff in an iframe...  try and seperate it from xpages that way.

Also I THINK paypal has different options... like REST services.  That might be a better path in the long run.  Not sure though.

This is a great question with good details.  You might have better luck posting this on StackOverFlow and use the tag "xpages".