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Sandbox Test Payments do not show up in Account Notifications

Sandbox Test Payments do not show up in Account Notifications

Hi,

for a scientific conference I want to set up a very simple payment option via PayPal. I test it with sandbox accounts. Everything seems to work perfectly. However, I do not find any record of my test transactions in the notifications of my sendbox accounts (neither payer nor payee). Below is what I did.

Your help would be highly appreciated.

Best

Gunther Maier

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Based on the "onApprove" call of the browser, I call a Perl-Script on the server that calls api.sandbox.paypal.com using CURL (with <CLIENT> and <SECRET> replaced by their respective strings):

 

curl
-v https://api.sandbox.paypal.com/v1/oauth2/token/
-H "Accept: application/json"
-H "Accept-Language: en_US"
-u "<CLIENT>:<SECRET>"
-d "grant_type=client_credentials"

 

This is the result I get (<ACCESS_TOKEN> replaced):
{
"scope":"https://uri.paypal.com/services/invoicing https://uri.paypal.com/services/disputes/read-buyer https://uri.paypal.com/services/payments/realtimepayment https://uri.paypal.com/services/disputes/update-seller https://uri.paypal.com/services/payments/payment/authcapture openid https://uri.paypal.com/services/disputes/read-seller https://uri.paypal.com/services/payments/refund https://api.paypal.com/v1/vault/credit-card https://api.paypal.com/v1/payments/.* https://uri.paypal.com/payments/payouts https://api.paypal.com/v1/vault/credit-card/.* https://uri.paypal.com/services/subscriptions https://uri.paypal.com/services/applications/webhooks",
"access_token":"<ACCESS_TOKEN>",
"token_type":"Bearer",
"app_id":"APP-80W284485P519543T",
"expires_in":31960,
"nonce":"2019-03-06T15:22:01ZEA2RGm__isstkQAFtQKl61axU2tpY5tyV-GWPrmfMPc"
}

 

Using the <ACCESS_TOKEN> I generate another CURL call:

 

curl
-v https://api.sandbox.paypal.com/v2/checkout/orders/4WU5732062172470C
-H "Accept: application/json"
-H "Authorization: Bearer <ACCESS_TOKEN>"

 

This is the result I get:
{
  "id":"4WU5732062172470C",
  "intent":"CAPTURE",
  "purchase_units":[
  {
    "reference_id":"default",
    "amount":{
      "currency_code":"EUR",
      "value":"2.00"
    },
    "payee":{
      "email_address":"facilitator email address",
      "merchant_id":"LMYGFZBKKE44C"
    },
    "shipping":{
      "name":{
        "full_name":"Gunther Maier Buyer"
      },
      "address":{
        "address_line_1":"Weingartenweg 1",
        "address_line_2":"Rafing",
        "admin_area_2":"PULKAU",
        "postal_code":"3741",
        "country_code":"AT"
      }
    }
  }
],
"payer":{
  "name":{
    "given_name":"Gunther",
    "surname":"Maier Buyer"
  },
  "email_address":"buyer email address",
  "payer_id":"Y56T6CKX2W2PC",
  "address":{
    "country_code":"AT"
  }
},
"create_time":"2019-03-06T15:28:48Z",
"links":[
  {
    "href":"https://api.sandbox.paypal.com/v2/checkout/orders/4WU5732062172470C",
    "rel":"self",
    "method":"GET"
  },
  {
    "href":"https://api.sandbox.paypal.com/v2/checkout/orders/4WU5732062172470C/capture",
    "rel":"capture",
    "method":"POST"
  }
],
"status":"APPROVED"
}

 

As you can seen, I did this test transaction on 2019-03-06. In my sandbox accounts, however, I do not see any transactions on 2019-03-06.

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Re: Sandbox Test Payments do not show up in Account Notifications

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