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Simple Integration Method PHP trouble

Posted by multimediakt (multimediakt), 8 December 2006
hi everyone.

i was pulled into a programming project (i'm a designer by trait with some programming experience) and need to use either PHP or Perl.  It is to be used with to accept donations via credit card on a charitable  website.  I have it working (somewhat) with the site.  I am receiving confirmations through test mode.  

One of the problems i'm having is figuring out how to make form fields required.  i have it look for the credit card number and the amount of the donation to be required (through a code i found), but the name, address, city, state, etc, don't have to be entered.  

Also, i'm in talks with the organization right now because i can't get it to be https:// either.  it says the certificate is expired.

I apologize for my ignorance.  I'm trying my best to figure all of this out in a few days so any help would be greatly appreciated.

I have it posted at

If needed I can post my code in here.
Thanks in advance for your time and help.


Posted by admin (Graham Ellis), 8 December 2006
What looks like a simple question needs a lot - an awful lot - of stuff to be gone through for you to work it - sessions, sticky fields, etc, and that would be quite a challenge in a short oist format such as this forum.  However ...  there's an example that "shows you how" at

with the source code of the demo at
and links to the other parts from

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