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Posted on 2011-03-08
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blank resultcode for ipnQuestion:
in the paypal ipn
blank payment_status



I think this may have been a refund

is there a rule that empty payment_status = refunds
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Scott Madeira earned 1000 total points
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I don't see that in any of the IPN documentation.  There is a status defined for refunds.

payment_status = Refunded


Nowhere does PayPal say that a blank value can exist but there is at least one software product out there that use IPN that accounted for the case where the status was blank because it caused issues somewhere else in their code.
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Scan this page for the string, "payment_status".  A blank payment_status appears to be undefined.  It might be helpful to see the rest of the POST variables that came to the IPN.  Can you post an example that shows the entire POST vars?
https://cms.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/?cmd=_render-content&content_ID=developer/e_howto_html_IPNandPDTVariables
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thanks
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