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I purchased a T Shirt using Solana Pay recently and the transaction has written something unusual to the memo program:

{
  "parsed": "qqS5qxxEjMg7mSup0rBI",
  "program": "spl-memo",
  "programId": "MemoSq4gqABAXKb96qnH8TysNcWxMyWCqXgDLGmfcHr"
},

The spec for Solana Pay says:

The value must be a URL-encoded UTF-8 string that must be included in an SPL Memo instruction in the payment transaction. The wallet must URL-decode the value and should display the decoded value to the user.

However qqS5qxxEjMg7mSup0rBI is already URL decoded and the meaning still not obvious. Normally parsed would be human readable.

What is the meaning of the value Solana Pay writes to the Memo?

This seems to be some kind of code (maybe a receipt?) for Solana Pay.

Update: it looks like the merchant using Solana Pay in this case is Decaf so this is a Decaf question. Oddly Decaf's receipt is XgVU1qK4i4zXKanjHZpr which doesn't quite match the transaction note of qqS5qxxEjMg7mSup0rBI.

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  • The Value here can be anything and it's an optional parameter in the solana pay url schema so it is something that the creator of the project has added and can be meaningful to them.
    – Pratik.js
    Nov 13, 2022 at 16:13

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Solana Pay, the protocol, does not use this field for anything in particular. It is an optional field that allows the user of the protocol to attach a memo to the payment that can be used later.

I recommend reaching out to the merchant that you purchased the t-shirt from :)

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  • Thanks TJ! I'll chase it with Solana Spaces (the vendor in question) then. Nov 15, 2022 at 12:00
  • PS - for things like this, where it's a helpful comment pointing to somewhere to find an answer rather than an answer, it's best to use comments. Thanks TJ! 😊 Nov 15, 2022 at 12:43
  • Update: Solana Spaces uses Decaf, so it's a Decaf question. Nov 15, 2022 at 18:20

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