Troubleshooting: Paypal Coupon Error Emails

Problem: You see emails sent to your DAP Admin email account that look like this:

paypalCoupon.php: missing item_name


paypalCoupon.php: No such Product found – SomeProductNameHere

This could be happening because….

a) Some robot software somewhere is auto-posting to that URL.

b) It’s possible that a search engine spider or spambot is hopping from link to link, submitting the form repeatedly from the backend, and because the form is being submitted in an illegal/invalid fashion, DAP is complaining about a missing coupon code.

So for now, if everything else is working ok, and the annoying email is the the only issue, then you can just ignore those emails. Or better yet, simply put a filter on that email subject and have it directly sent to the trash folder in your email client.

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Shelley - March 11, 2013


I have set up a coupon, associated it with a Product and double checked that the start dates are set at 2012-12-10 and the end dates at 2050-12-31.

Max usage is 9999 and actual usage is 0. Yet when I click on the link to Paypal it still shows the full price.

Is there something I am missing?

Shelley - March 11, 2013

Aah – I figured out what I was doing wrong. I was using the generate payment link button, instead of the generate button code.

I was hoping to put it in a link in an email, but can see that I have to put the code on the website.


Veena Prashanth - March 23, 2013

Thanks Shelley for the update.


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