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How to submit Metadata (name/value pairs) to Stripe?

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  • How to submit Metadata (name/value pairs) to Stripe?

    After 5+ hours of experimentation and web searching, I appear no closer to success.

    I am calling Stripe's Customers.Update method with the goal of passing a few data elements into Stripe's Customer record via the Customer Metadata parameter.

    I began familiarizing myself by hardcoding a node_services file. The relevant section (hardcoded) is:

    {metadata: {TestName:'TestValue'},
    function(err, customer) {

    That particular format for name/value succeeds.

    However, when I edit to allow for passing the name/value pair, specifically:

    {metadata: packet._metadata},
    function(err, customer) {

    I am unable to determine the proper format in which the metadata should be passed. I originally thought it might be a simple matter of constructing and passing a string. That did not work out.

    I now suspect some sort of pointer object must be passed. If that is correct, how do I build it with xbasic?


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    Re: How to submit Metadata (name/value pairs) to Stripe?

    metadata: {TestName:'TestValue'}, looks like a JSON (Javascript Simple Object Notation) object.

    If you want to build it with xbasic you can try the following:
    dim metadataObj as P
    dim metadataObj.TestName as C="TestValue"
    dim metadataObj.anotherChar as C="LastName"
    dim metadataObj.AnotherVal as N=5
    json_generate takes a Pointer object and converts it to a JSON string. (

    	"AnotherVal": 5,
    	"TestName": "TestValue",
    	"anotherChar": "LastName"
    You should be able to pass the result of json_generate as one of your packet variables.
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      Re: How to submit Metadata (name/value pairs) to Stripe?

      You're generating JSON from your pointer variable before passing along to node so you don't need to generate JSON specifically for metadata as well . json_generate() recurses (sp) through your var and looks after all pointer vars.

      Your metadata is set up wrong. Your name/value pairs must be quoted... on both sides... and preferably double-quoted.

      Your call to stripe in your node js file is also wrong.

      Here's a sample setup call in XBasic... this call changes the Stripe Customer Description, Email, and Metadata

      p2._customerId = "yourCustId"
      p2._custDescription = "Another Description"
      dim custMeta as p
      custMeta.Name = "testName"
      custMeta.Desc = "testDesc"
      p2._custMeta = custMeta
      p2._custEmail = ""
      dim jsonCmd as c
      jsonCmd = json_generate(p2,.f.,.t.)
      And here is the call to stripe in your node file...

      			description: packet._custDescription,
      			metadata: packet._custMeta,
      			email: packet._custEmail
      		}, function(err, customer) {
      			err?response.result = err : response.result = customer;
      			console.log('Result: ');