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PayPal Express Checkout & Empty Shopping Cart?


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HI there,


I have installed PayPal EC for OSCommerce V2.23 (Dec 4th)


Everything seem to work ok, but when you are redirected back to the store from paypal, the shopping cart shows empty?


I am guessing the error is coming from my html_output.php file so I thought to post part of my html_output.php file and see if someone can help me:


// Add the session ID when moving from different HTTP and HTTPS servers, or when SID is defined

if ( ($add_session_id == true) && ($session_started == true) && (SESSION_FORCE_COOKIE_USE == 'False') ) {

if (tep_not_null($SID)) {

$_sid = $SID;

} elseif ( ( ($request_type == 'NONSSL') && ($connection == 'SSL') && (ENABLE_SSL == true) ) || ( ($request_type == 'SSL') && ($connection == 'NONSSL') ) ) {


$_sid = tep_session_name() . '=' . tep_session_id();





if ( (SEARCH_ENGINE_FRIENDLY_URLS == 'true') && ($search_engine_safe == true) ) {

while (strstr($link, '&&')) $link = str_replace('&&', '&', $link);


$link = str_replace('?', '/', $link);

$link = str_replace('&', '/', $link);

$link = str_replace('=', '/', $link);


$separator = '?';



if (isset($_sid)) {

$link .= $separator . tep_output_string($_sid);



return $link;


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  • 2 months later...

Hi there.


Did you ever solve this problem.


I have a similar problem I think ...


On return from PayPal EC my session seems to have been dropped and I am returned to an empty shopping cart.

The order has not been added to osCommerce and the contents of the cart are still there when I log back in.


Was this the same problems as you?


Any help appreciated.

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