I have a form that passes information such as 'name', 'email', 'orderno', 'amount' and 'note' to a payment form hosted at ePay.

In order to pass the field-values I use the standard-confirmation on the form with a type of redirect. I then pass the values in the query string. All is fine, except for one small problem: The query-string includes a callback parameter, which has it's own query-string (including 'note'). In order to make this work I have urlencoded the callback-url, and if I set a static single-word value for the note-parameter it works. However if I insert the field value from 'note' it fails (my guess is, due to spaces etc.).

So what I need to accomplish is to urlencode the value from the 'note'-field before it is being inserted into the query-string. But I have no idea how to do that.

This is what the query-string for the confirmation redirect looks like with a static single-word value in 'note' (this will work):


This is what it will look like with the value from 'note' as paragraph text (this will not work):


This is what I'm trying to accomplish (this should work):


I hope everything makes sense, and that someone can guide me in the right direction.



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After digging a little deeper, I found that there is an action hook in Gravity Forms called gform_pre_submission. This allows me to modify a posted value before creating an entry or running the confirmation (see documentation).

After that it was pretty basic:

add_action( 'gform_pre_submission_11', 'pre_submission_handler' );
function pre_submission_handler( $form ) {
    $_POST['input_7'] = urlencode(rgpost( 'input_7' ));

This targets form ID 11 and replaces field 7 with an urlencoded version of field 7.

Job done :)

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