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Create Recurring Payment with PayPal API 'Profile is Invalid'

Posted on 2014-04-08
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Hi all,

I am trying to setup a recurring payment profile in Paypal (currently sandbox). However I am getting the following error message;


ErrorCode=11581&Desc=Invalid Data&Desc2=Profile description is invalid

I am calling the method as follows;

if (bSandbox)
        {
            pEndPointURL = pEndPointURL_SB;
        }

        NVPCodec encoder = new NVPCodec();
        encoder["METHOD"] = "CreateRecurringPaymentsProfile";
        encoder["TOKEN"] = token;
        encoder["EMAIL"] = payerEmail;
        encoder["PROFILESTARTDATE"] = startdate.ToUniversalTime().ToString("yyyy'-'MM'-'dd'T'HH':'mm':'ss'.'fff'Z'");
        encoder["BILLINGFREQUENCY"] = "12";
        encoder["BILLINGPERIOD"] = "Month";
        encoder["AMT"] = "19.99";
        encoder["DESC"] = "MyDomains.com Monthly Subscription";

        string pStrrequestforNvp = encoder.Encode();
        string pStresponsenvp = HttpCall(pStrrequestforNvp);

        decoder = new NVPCodec();
        decoder.Decode(pStresponsenvp);

        string strAck = decoder["ACK"].ToLower();
        if (strAck != null && (strAck == "success" || strAck == "successwithwarning"))
        {
            return true;
        }
        else
        {
            retMsg = "ErrorCode=" + decoder["L_ERRORCODE0"] + "&" +
                "Desc=" + decoder["L_SHORTMESSAGE0"] + "&" +
                "Desc2=" + decoder["L_LONGMESSAGE0"];

            return false;
        }

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now from what I can see I am passing this in the DESC.

Am I missing a field?
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You need to make sure the description value is the same throughout the entire process.  It should be included in SetExpressCheckout in the billing agreement parameters and then again in CreateRecurringPaymentsProfile like you've done.  If it doesn't match exactly this error can happen.
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