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Help building a Stripe component

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  • Help building a Stripe component

    Can someone help me with building a Stripe component?

    I realize we have that available as 'genie' now. While that function works, it will not meet the needs of the project I am working on. In the first place it is written based on an older version of the Stripe interface and Stripe is nagging that we upgrade to the newer version. Second, it does not allow for more than one account. Third it does not permit the use of Apple Pay or Google Pay.

    Apple Pay and Google pay need to be added to our project. I wrote to Alpha Software a couple of times to ask for an updated version of the Stripe interface and basically was told that it is all Javascript and I should write my own. That is fine, but I don't know Javascript. I know how to write the 'alert' command but that is about all. Add to that, the steps needed to add the stripe node.js that required for the new version is something I don't understand.

    So we need help building a Stripe component that will take advantage of their latest version and have the 'keys' required for its functionality to be pulled from a sql table rather than being hard coded. In our project different areas in the country have their own checking account, therefore we need to have a component that will pull their 'keys' so the charges will go to their respective accounts.

    Can someone help me with this?


    Mike Reed
    Phoenix, AZ

  • #2
    Yes it's vary rare for a genie in AA to be updated - once it's done it's done - it was explained to me these are examples of how to at the time and if you want it updated then you need to create your own - now that doesn't bother me, but if I were starting out in AA with the latest mantra 'No-code, low-code' ringing in my ears and the fact the product is a subscription product, it would be reasonable to think genie controls would be in-line with current technology or removed.

    I used Stripe years ago, i'll take a look again and see what I can do to help.

    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
    Albert Einstein, (attributed)
    US (German-born) physicist (1879 - 1955)


    • #3
      Thank you Pete, I appreciate that!

      Mike Reed
      Phoenix, AZ


      • #4
        That also begs another question. Not necessarily for you Pete, but if a genie is to show an example, then how does one unpack a Genie to see how it works? In other words how do I look at what it took to put the genie together? If I could do that, then I might be able to figure it out.

        Just a thought,

        Mike Reed
        Phoenix, AZ


        • #5
          This is how..
          I do it with everything.

          Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
          Albert Einstein, (attributed)
          US (German-born) physicist (1879 - 1955)


          • #6
            p2._key = skey
            p2._amount = e._state.charge.amount ' this is how you set a state var in the client side then the value can be seen both client/server. {dialog.object}.stateInfo['charge.amount'] = '1250';
            p2._description = e._state.charge.description
            p2._currency = e._state.charge.currency
            Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
            Albert Einstein, (attributed)
            US (German-born) physicist (1879 - 1955)


            • #7
              Hi Mike

              My son worked on this a few months ago. He integrated stripe using node.
              He created a few components to create customers on stripe, save cards to the customer and to charge cards.
              If you would like to pay him to build it with you / for you, message me with your email address and I will put him in touch with you.

              Add card to customer:
              Charge card:



              • #8
                Thank you Pete. I'm starting on working and experimenting based on your video. I appreciate that very much. Gotta go to N Carolina next week to baby sit grand kids, but will get to work on it when I get back.

                Thank you Jonathan. I sent you a message with my email address, etc.

                thanks again,

                Mike Reed
                Phoenix, AZ


                • #9
                  Have fun with the grand kids - who's baby sitting who?
                  Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
                  Albert Einstein, (attributed)
                  US (German-born) physicist (1879 - 1955)