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I am having issues with the PayPal add on that came with OSCommerce. I found the contribution osCommerce PayPal IPN Module v1.0 For 2.2MS2.

 

Do the files replace the present PayPal files in the modules/payment directory, or are they in addition to the existing files? Does the admin for Paypal stay the same and work with the new ipn?

 

The issues I am having include many that were previously addressed such as the order not emailing, and when it does having the storename where the item name should be.

 

I appreciate help on this issue. Thank you!

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I am having issues with the PayPal add on that came with OSCommerce. I found the contribution osCommerce PayPal IPN Module v1.0 For 2.2MS2.

 

Do the files replace the present PayPal files in the modules/payment directory, or are they in addition to the existing files? Does the admin for Paypal stay the same and work with the new ipn?

 

The issues I am having include many that were previously addressed such as the order not emailing, and when it does having the storename where the item name should be.

 

I appreciate help on this issue. Thank you!

 

Ok, it's been hours and so far nothing...so I must be a real dumbbell! I will try the question another way. I installed OSCommerce 2.2 MS2. It has a PayPal module included...which does not work. It does not email the order to my client if a customer doesn't hit the button to return to the store. When they do hit the button, it doesn't update the database with the order. AND the storename is where the item names should be. I am trying to appease my client, but she is not happy and called me late at night after I had already been asleep because she got an order and had no way of knowing what the customer ordered, but had his money.

 

The question....Do I uninstall the existing PayPal module and add the PayPal IPN from 5-8-08 in the contributions? Or do I just update the site by adding the ext folder and the paypal_ipn.php files? Do I remove anything? The instructions are not clear as to whether this is a replacement or an add-on to the existing module that is already present when I installed OSCommerce 2.2 MS2.

 

Again, I am very grateful for any help you might throw my way. I don't need anymore middle of the night phone calls! :o)

 

Suzi

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Ok, it's been hours and so far nothing...so I must be a real dumbbell! I will try the question another way. I installed OSCommerce 2.2 MS2. It has a PayPal module included...which does not work. It does not email the order to my client if a customer doesn't hit the button to return to the store. When they do hit the button, it doesn't update the database with the order. AND the storename is where the item names should be. I am trying to appease my client, but she is not happy and called me late at night after I had already been asleep because she got an order and had no way of knowing what the customer ordered, but had his money.

 

The question....Do I uninstall the existing PayPal module and add the PayPal IPN from 5-8-08 in the contributions? Or do I just update the site by adding the ext folder and the paypal_ipn.php files? Do I remove anything? The instructions are not clear as to whether this is a replacement or an add-on to the existing module that is already present when I installed OSCommerce 2.2 MS2.

 

Again, I am very grateful for any help you might throw my way. I don't need anymore middle of the night phone calls! :o)

 

Suzi

 

Suzi,

 

I believe you may be trying to use the default Paypal module for 2.2ms2 rather than the paypal_ipn add-on. Try the add-on that can be found at http://addons.oscommerce.com/info/2679.

 

What I did when I installed my client's store quite a while ago was

 

1. A clean install of OsCommerce 2.2ms2 (Be sure to empty the database so as to start with nothing from previous installs. I'm not sure what to do about your client's existing orders, but obviously save that information for them. you may want to download a copy to your development machine.)

 

2 Install oscommerce_paypal_ipn_v.2.2.zip. Follow the install instructions for this carefully. It can be found at http://addons.oscommerce.com/info/2679. The latest version may work better for you.

 

Hope that helps.

 

Paul

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Suzi,

 

I believe you may be trying to use the default Paypal module for 2.2ms2 rather than the paypal_ipn add-on. Try the add-on that can be found at http://addons.oscommerce.com/info/2679.

 

What I did when I installed my client's store quite a while ago was

 

1. A clean install of OsCommerce 2.2ms2 (Be sure to empty the database so as to start with nothing from previous installs. I'm not sure what to do about your client's existing orders, but obviously save that information for them. you may want to download a copy to your development machine.)

 

2 Install oscommerce_paypal_ipn_v.2.2.zip. Follow the install instructions for this carefully. It can be found at http://addons.oscommerce.com/info/2679. The latest version may work better for you.

 

Hope that helps.

 

Paul

 

Thank you, Paul. I appreciate your reply! Yes, all three of my clients have orders, but not many. I have completely custom designed their stores with custom graphics, etc, so a clean install will be very time-consuming, but not impossible.

 

I still don't know if the add-on is in addition to the existing PayPal that exists with the package, or in place of it. It doesn't really say.

 

I always do everything on my development machine first, back it up, then send it to the server, so I have several copies of the original store.

 

I definitely appreciate your response.

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Thank you, Paul. I appreciate your reply! Yes, all three of my clients have orders, but not many. I have completely custom designed their stores with custom graphics, etc, so a clean install will be very time-consuming, but not impossible.

 

I still don't know if the add-on is in addition to the existing PayPal that exists with the package, or in place of it. It doesn't really say.

 

I always do everything on my development machine first, back it up, then send it to the server, so I have several copies of the original store.

 

I definitely appreciate your response.

You do not have to reinstall your store. Just follow the instructions on the contribution carefully.

Alan


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I'm still trying to clarify what's needed with IPN and/or Website Standard payments.

 

1. Saw this post and wondered if anyone had the problem of installing the latest IPN contrib (as noted above) and not having it appear in the admin area? I've read through all the files, installed the contrib files and triple-checked, yet the contrib doesn't appear in the Modules/Payment area. I have the Website Standards option, and all of the related ones that came with a fresh install of OSC, but the IPN contrib doesn't appear for installation.

 

2. Is there an IPN contrib built into the latest OSC Website Standard Payments unit already?? (Duh.)

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I'm still trying to clarify what's needed with IPN and/or Website Standard payments.

 

1. Saw this post and wondered if anyone had the problem of installing the latest IPN contrib (as noted above) and not having it appear in the admin area? I've read through all the files, installed the contrib files and triple-checked, yet the contrib doesn't appear in the Modules/Payment area. I have the Website Standards option, and all of the related ones that came with a fresh install of OSC, but the IPN contrib doesn't appear for installation.

 

2. Is there an IPN contrib built into the latest OSC Website Standard Payments unit already?? (Duh.)

 

 

The latest version of OSC does have a PayPal contribution included. I am in the middle of installing the latest IPN and will let you know how it works. I already had the default IPN working then it broke. I added the files and am hoping it works now.

 

The existing default contribution shows up in the Admin of the latest version of OSC.

 

 

Suzi

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...I am in the middle of installing the latest IPN and will let you know how it works. I already had the default IPN working then it broke. I added the files and am hoping it works now.

 

Thanks, Suzi. I found the default Website Payments Standard option in OSC admin, of course, and installed that. PayPal then confirmed there's an IPN module built into Standard; but also said to install the latest IPN OSC module, so I'm back at square one. The IPN module looks like the Standard module to me.

 

The other big question: Are you using a specialized URL and script to communicate with PP using IPN? (Or e-mail or other choice.) Is this necessary, do you know? PP discusses IPN, PDT, etc., and I'm uncertain how this is all integrated with OSC's PP modules, what extra needs to be done.

 

thanks and hope your module is working again --

 

terri

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