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  • We have managed for now to get around some problems with character limitation for Paypal standard. We have long transactions, often 30 different items on one receipt. We first changed from get to post and now we are remove some unnecessary information, like shipping which we don’t use. Can you tell me if we use Paypal Express whether these character limitations will still exist with WP eCommerce? We want to continue supporting this package and don’t want to move to WooCommerce. Its a well thought out system that has a lot of flexibility.

    Thanks for your time

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  • Plugin Author Mihai Joldis

    (@misulicus)

    Hey there @arconsulting,
    Normally there is a check in the gateway code that if the length of the GET URL si longer than 2083 characters it will aggregate all the cart contents in a one row request by showing all the cart items as a Your Shopping Cart element.

    Are you saying that its not collating all the cart contents in a single element if you have multiple items in the cart ?

    Hi Mihai,

    No that check is in place, but we bypassed the 2083 character issue because we wanted them to get an itemized receipt from Paypal. I was just wondering if Paypal Express has this kind of limit or whether there is no limit. In looking at the code file, there appears not to be one.

    Andrea

    Hi Mihai,

    Can you tell me whether this character limitation exists for Paypal Express? It did aggregate the items after 2083 characters. We don’t want that. Does it do that with Paypal Express. When I looked at the code, it appears not to. We need itemized receipts with often 30 items on them.

    Andrea

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