5 Replies Latest reply on Dec 6, 2007 9:56 PM by Chris Hane

    Pageflow & 3rd Party Site

    Chris Hane Novice


      I have created a pageflow for a shopping cart checkout process. I am now adding the ability to pay with PayPal. This process requires that I redirect the user to the PayPal site. Once the user completes the "payment", PayPal redirects the user back to the shopping cart to complete the checkout.

      Is there a way to have the user "resume" the pageflow at a specific step. Or do I have to start a new pageflow.

      Chris....

        • 1. Re: Pageflow & 3rd Party Site
          Matthew Lieder Apprentice

          Something like the following might work:

          yoursite/checkout_page
          ->
          yoursite/paypal_payment_page
          -> (using JavaScript or META redirect)
          paypal.com
          -> (using GET or POST with the conversation ID; not sure which would work better)
          yoursite/paypal_payment_page
          ->
          yoursite/checkout_complete_page

          • 2. Re: Pageflow & 3rd Party Site
            Pete Muir Master

            Keep hold of the conversation id, and you should be ok - just step back to the correct view of the pageflow and with the correct cid parameter. Let us know if this works - interesting problem :)

            • 3. Re: Pageflow & 3rd Party Site
              Chris Hane Novice

              I had the 3rd party site redirect call a stateless method. In that method I reattached the conversation from a variable included in the redirect request:

              Manager.instance().restoreConversation()

              After I reinstated the conversation, the Pageflow.instance() was null. Did I do something wrong.

              Anyway, I restarted the pageflow and then repositioned to the node I wanted and everything worked fine.

              Just curios if there was a better way to do this.

              Chris....

              • 4. Re: Pageflow & 3rd Party Site
                Pete Muir Master

                I'm surprised, I think the pageflow scope state should have been maintained. But its hard to know why its not without seeing the application.

                If it works, then great :)

                • 5. Re: Pageflow & 3rd Party Site
                  Chris Hane Novice

                   

                  "pete.muir@jboss.org" wrote:
                  I'm surprised, I think the pageflow scope state should have been maintained. But its hard to know why its not without seeing the application.


                  I also thought the pageflow scope should have been in the conversation. I couldn't figure out what was causing it to not be there. I am using Seam 1.2.0 patch 1 - so maybe something there...

                  Since I found a workaround quickly I haven't looked deeper into the Seam code to figure out why the pageflow scope is not there. Maybe I'll get a chance when I upgrade to Seam 2.x - I have a comment in the code to look at it again.

                  Thanks for the suggestion on passing the conversation id around.

                  Chris....