Retrieve PayPal Transaction

Retrieve is a request that gets details about a past PayPal transaction, such as the transaction ID, amount, currency, payer info or vaulted shopper, PayPal URL, order ID and so on.

Note: If you are using the API + Hosted Page Hybrid solution, this can also return transactions created in Hosted Payment Pages.


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Request Content

No content is required in the request body. Enter the relevant IDs in the request URL, as follows:

Retrieve based on Order ID

Enter the PayPal Order ID into the web service URL, in the format: services/2/alt-transactions/resolve?orderId={orderId}

For example: services/2/alt-transactions/resolve?orderId=5666625

Retrieve based on Transaction ID

Enter the transactionId into the web service URL, in the format: services/2/alt-transactions/{transactionId}

For example: services/2/alt-transactions/38430646

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The transaction ID is created only after the PayPal transaction is complete. It is then returned in the altTransaction object.

Retrieve based on Merchant Transaction ID and Merchant ID

Enter the merchantTransactionId and merchantId into the web service URL, in the format: services/2/alt-transactions/{merchantTransactionId},{merchantId}

For example: services/2/alt-transactions/3,456

Response Details

If successful, the response HTTP status code is 200 OK. The response contains the retrieved altTransaction object.

If you passed metadata in the original transaction request, this metadata will also be retrieved.

If the payment was for a subscription, the 'paypalSubscriptionId' will also be included in the response. For more information, see the guide to processing merchant-managed PayPal subscriptions.


Examples

Request Examples

curl -v -X GET https://sandbox.bluesnap.com/services/2/alt-transactions/resolve?orderId=3979639 \
-H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
-H 'Accept: application/json' \ 
-H 'Authorization: Basic dXNlcm5hbWU6cGFzc3dvcmQ=' \
-d '
curl -v -X GET https://sandbox.bluesnap.com/services/2/alt-transactions/38501970 \
-H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
-H 'Accept: application/json' \ 
-H 'Authorization: Basic dXNlcm5hbWU6cGFzc3dvcmQ=' \
-d '
curl -v -X GET https://sandbox.bluesnap.com/services/2/alt-transactions/12345,395608 \
-H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
-H 'Accept: application/json' \ 
-H 'Authorization: Basic dXNlcm5hbWU6cGFzc3dvcmQ=' \
-d '

Response Examples

{
    "amount": 100,
    "currency": "USD",
    "transactionApprovalDate": "09/29/2020",
    "transactionApprovalTime": "13:08:47",
    "vaultedShopperId": 1234,
    "payerInfo": {
        "firstName": "John",
        "lastName": "Doe"
    },
    "processingInfo": { "processingStatus": "SUCCESS" },
    "softDescriptor": "ABC COMPANY",
    "transactionId": 38501970,
    "paypalTransaction": {
        "paypalUrl": "https://www.sandbox.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_express-checkout&token=EC-1H0778387R312591N",
        "orderId": 3979639
    }
}
{
    "amount": 100,
    "vaultedShopperId": 1234,
    "payerInfo": {
        "firstName": "John",
        "lastName": "Doe"
    },
    "processingInfo": {"processingStatus": "PENDING"},
    "softDescriptor": "ABC COMPANY",
    "currency": "USD",
    "paypalTransaction": {
        "paypalUrl": "https://www.sandbox.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_express-checkout&token=EC-5XL55248WK026621X",
        "orderId": 3979303
    }
}
{
    "amount": 100,
    "currency": "USD",
    "transactionApprovalDate": "09/29/2020",
    "transactionApprovalTime": "13:08:47",
    "vaultedShopperId": 1234,
    "payerInfo": {
        "firstName": "John",
        "lastName": "Doe"
    },
    "processingInfo": { "processingStatus": "SUCCESS" },
    "softDescriptor": "ABC COMPANY",
    "transactionId": 38501970,
    "paypalTransaction": {
        "paypalUrl": "https://www.sandbox.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_express-checkout&token=EC-1H0778387R312591N",
        "orderId": 3979639
    }
}
{
    "amount": 100,
    "currency": "USD",
    "transactionApprovalDate": "09/29/2020",
    "transactionApprovalTime": "13:08:47",
    "vaultedShopperId": 1234,
    "processingInfo": { "processingStatus": "SUCCESS" },
    "softDescriptor": "ABC COMPANY",
    "transactionId": 38500786,
    "paypalTransaction": {
        "paypalUrl": "https://www.sandbox.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_express-checkout",
        "orderId": 980111,
        "paypalSubscriptionId": 1234567
    }
}
{
    "amount": 100,
    "vaultedShopperId": 1234,
    "payerInfo": {
        "firstName": "John",
        "lastName": "Doe"
    },
    "merchantTransactionId": 12345,
    "processingInfo": {"processingStatus": "PENDING"},
    "softDescriptor": "ABC COMPANY",
    "currency": "USD",
    "transactionMetaData": {"metaData": [
        {
            "metaValue": 20,
            "metaKey": "cityTaxAmount",
            "metaDescription": "City Tax Amount"
        },
        {
            "metaValue": 10,
            "metaKey": "shippingAmount",
            "metaDescription": "Shipping Amount"
        },
        {
            "metaValue": 20,
            "metaKey": "stateTaxAmount",
            "metaDescription": "State Tax Amount"
        }
    ]},
    "paypalTransaction": {
        "paypalUrl": "https://www.sandbox.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_express-checkout&token=EC-2RK67425NC888032A",
        "orderId": 3979665
    }
}
{
    "transactionId": "38417606",
    "softDescriptor": "ABC COMPANY",
    "amount": 50,
    "currency": "USD",
    "transactionApprovalDate": "09/29/2020",
    "transactionApprovalTime": "13:08:47",
    "vaultedShopperId": 19490082,
    "paypalTransaction": {
        "paypalUrl": "https://www.sandbox.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_express-checkout&token=EC-7YD07100DG923212M",
        "orderId": 3906757
    },
    "processingInfo": {
        "processingStatus": "REFUNDED"
    },
    "refunds": {
        "refund": [
            {
                "amount": 1,
                "currency": "USD",
                "date": "2016-09-03"
            },
            {
                "amount": 1,
                "currency": "USD",
                "date": "2016-09-03"
            },
            {
                "amount": 48.05,
                "currency": "USD",
                "date": "2016-09-03"
            }
        ]
    }
}

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