I am building out my first front end form and the total amount field is not populating. We are running on Joomla 3.8.12 and CiviCRM 5.5.1.


Please help, thank you!

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From what I can see, it looks like you're not using a price set - so it's actually a mystery why "Total Amount" appears in the first place. You don't have anything to total! I just confirmed on a test site that I don't normally see "Total Amount" on a contribution page that doesn't require it.

If you could edit your question to display a screenshot of the price configuration for this contribution page, perhaps someone will notice something amiss.

  • I added a photo. I had a price set I tried to test, but deleted it and unchecked the box for it when I realized it wasn't what I needed. So not sure why that did not go away.
    – Mary
    Sep 20, 2018 at 3:01
  • Thanks for the screenshot and details! It sounds like there might be a bug that exists when you enable, then disable the price set. Do you have a way to run SQL? Could you update the query SELECT is_quick_config FROM civicrm_contribution_page ccp JOIN civicrm_price_set_entity cpse ON ccp.id = cpse.entity_id AND entity_table = 'civicrm_contribution_page' JOIN civicrm_price_set cps ON cpse.price_set_id = cps.id WHERE ccp.id = x where that final "x" is the id of the contribution page in question? The id is "1" if it's your first contribution page. Sep 20, 2018 at 3:06
  • I tried running it however the result shows: Showing rows 0 - 0 (1 total, Query took 0.0007 seconds.) and it does not appear to have made a difference
    – Mary
    Sep 20, 2018 at 3:33
  • That command wouldn't have changed anything - it's just a diagnostic. And I don't think it's possible to have zero rows there. Maybe the contribution page ID is off? To explain further - there's a record in civicrm_price_set that corresponds to your price options (even if you're NOT using price sets). The is_quick_config will be set to 1 for a "real" price set, and "0" if you're using the "Fixed Contribution Options". I'm wondering if somehow your price set has a 1 where it should be a 0. Sep 20, 2018 at 13:46
  • Ah ok that makes sense. Hmm, maybe the system still sees 1 even thought I deleted the one I made and unchecked the box? And the contribution id is correct. Only ever made the 1 page and the id is 1. I may just have to remake the page and see if that fixes it
    – Mary
    Sep 20, 2018 at 18:52

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