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  1. astecme


    Does anyone know if the "old" notifications worked, I know you could request a notification but thats it. If it did work how? Thanks
  2. astecme

    PayPal App for osCommerce Online Merchant

    Yes and yes it is working and configured correctly. What I mentioned were exceptions not the rule. Apart from the order no check.
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    PayPal App for osCommerce Online Merchant

    Things that I see with paypal: 1. Customer arrives on paypal and then does not pay - order is created but no paypal info, still shows as pending! This I can cope with as I can see that there are no paypal entries. 2. Customer pays and then does something ???? resulting in a payment but no order, sometimes when checking baskets the stuff is in the basket. This I cannot cope with I get emails!!! 3. Duplicate order nos at paypal. Paypal checks the order no and there better not be a duplicate or it wont process properly at paypal. I learned this the hard way after my first upgrade. Now if Iupgrade the database I always increment the base order no by 100000. 4. And a little bit off piste BUT: its nice to have a permanent basket but I have hundreds in the database. We could actually do with something to clean them up after a specified time. e.g. not updated for 3 months
  4. astecme

    Royal Mail shipping module

    Unused to use the available module from 7 years ago. It did stop working with one of the php upgrades which is a shame. The best thing about it was the max value on each type so for example a £40 purchase could be forced to recorded delivery...
  5. I have this as well. I have resent the ipn from PayPal to no avail. I sometimes also get payment and no order but the basket remains.
  6. astecme

    PAypal standard errors

    So, ALL MY FAULT! Capital letter in the paypal default email (something I never ever do and so read as normal) . There is so much in this set up and you have to be super careful with it all. Many thanks for all the support. One for the notes!
  7. astecme

    Paypal App (OSC 2.3.4)

    So I have paypal standard set up and 2.3BS OSC installed with paypal app. checked and re-checked everything is set correctly but every PS IPN return in the paypal log is red. I am using PHP 5.6 also. Any help would be much appreciated.
  8. astecme

    PAypal standard errors

    Sorry scratch that just had another one. this time all matches. The IPN in the log has the correct order no. Resending the IPN in both cases did not help.
  9. astecme

    PAypal standard errors

    Many thanks, I have that set now and that has indeed reduced the errors. It would seem that I get an error when the name of the person purchasing the item differs in some respect to the paypal account name, i.e. purchaser is wayne audley and the account is Joan audley, The first name in the recieved IPN is the joan. would this be a possibility?
  10. astecme

    PAypal standard errors

    Please note that I tried re-sending the IPN - which can be seen in the paypal log but still no joy. I am using the 2.3.4 BS version of OSC.
  11. astecme

    PAypal standard errors

    So, after everything I am still getting errors with the paypal app. I seem to have two distinct intermittent problems. 1. customer pays and the order remains as preparing paypal 2. Payment has been received but the items are still in the customer basket. Paypal has the order number but the order number does not exist on the database. Now I think 1. may be caused by 2 as the next order would seem to be the same order no - so paypal will say that the order has already been paid for. For this "order" there is a paypal log entry with notify_validate[iPN] which does contain all the items. I have PDT set up with a return address of order_process.php I have IPN set up with the same address. My PDT token is ok and does work ( with intermittent failures) I am using PHP at 5.6 and SQL at 5.5 Sorry but this is making me tear my hair out. Is there a transaction flow anywhere? Many thanks
  12. astecme

    Another problem with paypal

    So I am a little confused! In the fora it says that the paypal return address should be checkout_success.php - I cannot see a direct reference in the paypal app docs but it seems to imply that it should be checkout_process.php. Which should it be please. For IPN and for PDT. Thanks
  13. astecme

    Another problem with paypal

    Jack, thanks, Yes PDT all set up - It has worked fine for 10 ish transactions then just this one failed completely.