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[nycphp-talk] PHP and PayPal

Jon Baer jonbaer at jonbaer.net
Tue Aug 5 18:20:12 EDT 2003


i think its primarily used in the cases of where someone might not have come in off a website (thus no success url) ... but to allow all notifications anyway since u can provide it in ur account settings ... 

- jon

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  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Ken Robinson 
  To: NYPHP Talk 
  Sent: Tuesday, August 05, 2003 12:09 PM
  Subject: Re: [nycphp-talk] PHP and PayPal


  At 03:00 PM 8/5/2003 -0700, you wrote:


    the way u talk to paypal is through their IPN notifications ...
     
    http://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=p/pdn/ipn-codesamples-pop-outside#php
     
    - jon

  You don't need to use IPN. I have a site that uses PayPal to purchase gift certificates. On the page where the "Paypal" button is, I store the variables I will need in Session variable and set the "Paypal Success URL" to my success PHP page. When Paypal invokes my page, I get everything I need from the Session variables.  Works very well.

  Ken Robinson



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