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paypal api gather information about transactions for $time

Posted on 2011-03-07
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i have used paypal ipn to get each individual transaction

but is there a way to get transactions for the month of January without using ipn
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by:Ray Paseur
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Yes, I do this all the time.  To do this, you would create a data base table and log all of your transactions.  You can save some individual columns (such as the DATETIME, and the txn_id and the user email) and you can use a text column to store the raw post data.  Then just query your table.
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by:rgb192
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but I cant do old ipns   (more than 60 days I think)
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You're right, if you are relying on PayPal to keep your data for you.  I do not do that.  I keep every transaction reported to the IPN in a log file.  That gives me 60 days to use the PayPal interface, but it also gives me a permanent historical record of what happened, when.  The best time to plant a tree is always 20 years ago.  But the only time you can plant a tree is today.  You might want to start keeping a log file in your data base right now.  Who knows when it might be helpful in the future?
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by:rgb192
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thanks
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