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06-29-2010 @ 3:39 AM
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hi guys i am developing an eCommerce app using flex and
ColdFusion and i would like to use PayPal as a way to
make payments. i stumbled on a very nice tutorial on
how to Integrate PayPal Express Checkout with Flex and
Adobe AIR
02.html). the only problem is that he uses php as the
server side language and i would like to use
ColdFusion. can someone please help me to convert the
following code to ColdFusion. here it is


require_once 'ppNVP/CallerService.php';
require_once 'ppNVP/constants.php';

session_start ();

$token = $_REQUEST ['token'];
if (! isset ( $token )) {
     $serverName = $_SERVER ['SERVER_NAME'];
     $serverPort = $_SERVER ['SERVER_PORT'];
     $url = dirname ( 'http://' . $serverName . ':'
. $serverPort . $_SERVER ['REQUEST_URI'] );
     function getMovieAmount($movieId) {
          //you can replace this function with a
more sophisticated one
          return 1;
     $paymentAmount =
getMovieAmount($_GET['movieId']); //$_REQUEST
     $currencyCodeType = 'USD'; //$_REQUEST
     $paymentType = 'Sale'; //$_REQUEST

     /* The returnURL is the location where buyers
return when a
               payment has been succesfully
               The cancelURL is the location
buyers are sent to when they hit the
               cancel button during
authorization of payment during the PayPal flow
     $returnURL = urlencode ( $url .
'/GetExpressCheckoutDetails.php?currencyCodeType=' .
$currencyCodeType . '&paymentType=' . $paymentType .
'&paymentAmount=' . $paymentAmount );
     $cancelURL = urlencode ( "$url/cancel.php?
paymentType=$paymentType" );
     /* Construct the parameter string that
describes the PayPal payment
               the varialbes were set in the
web form, and the resulting string
               is stored in $nvpstr
     $nvpstr = "&Amt=" . $paymentAmount .
"&PAYMENTACTION=" . $paymentType . "&ReturnUrl=" .
$returnURL . "&CANCELURL=" . $cancelURL .
"&CURRENCYCODE=" . $currencyCodeType;
     /* Make the call to PayPal to set the Express
Checkout token
               If the API call succeded, then
redirect the buyer to PayPal
               to begin to authorize payment.  
If an error occured, show the
               resulting errors
     $resArray = hash_call ( "SetExpressCheckout",
$nvpstr );
     $_SESSION ['reshash'] = $resArray;
     $ack = strtoupper ( $resArray ["ACK"] );
     if ($ack == "SUCCESS") {
          // Redirect to paypal.com here
          $token = urldecode ( $resArray
["TOKEN"] );
          $payPalURL = PAYPAL_URL . $token;
          header ( "Location: " . $payPalURL );
     } else {
          //Redirecting to APIError.php to
display errors.
          $location = "APIError.php";
          header ( "Location: $location" );

} else {
     /* At this point, the buyer has completed in
authorizing payment
               at PayPal.  The script will now
call PayPal with the details
               of the authorization, incuding
any shipping information of the
               buyer.  Remember, the
authorization is not a completed transaction
               at this state - the buyer still
needs an additional step to finalize
               the transaction
     $token = urlencode ( $_REQUEST ['token'] );
     /* Build a second API request to PayPal, using
the token as the
               ID to get the details on the
payment authorization
     $nvpstr = "&TOKEN=" . $token;
     /* Make the API call and store the results in
an array.  If the
               call was a success, show the
authorization details, and provide
               an action to complete the
payment.  If failed, show the error
     $resArray = hash_call (
"GetExpressCheckoutDetails", $nvpstr );
     $_SESSION ['reshash'] = $resArray;
     $ack = strtoupper ( $resArray ["ACK"] );
     if ($ack == "SUCCESS") {
     } else {
          //Redirecting to APIError.php to
display errors.
          $location = "APIError.php";
          header ( "Location: $location" );


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