Test Payflow Transactions

Last updated: March 10th 2022, @ 3:39:25 pm

To ensure that your integration with PayPal Payflow Pro works correctly, verify that your solution is linked to our test servers and direct all transactions to the host URL for testing. See Host URL Addresses.

Testing guidelines

Follow these general guidelines for testing:

  • While testing, use only the test credit card numbers. Other numbers produce an error.
  • The expiration date must be a valid date in the future. Use the format mmyy.
  • To view the credit card processor that you have selected for testing, see PayPal Manager.

Credit card numbers for testing

Use the following credit card numbers for testing your Payflow transactions.

Note: The credit card numbers are applicable only for Payflow users. PayPal Payments Pro and Express Checkout users cannot use these test numbers. See the Developer Guide for correct test credit card numbers.

Card TypeNumber
American Express378282246310005
American Express371449635398431
American Express Corporate378734493671000
Diners Club30569309025904

Result values based on amount submitted

You can use the amount of the transaction to generate a particular result value. This table lists the general guidelines for specifying amounts to submit in requests.

$0-$1000RESULT value 0 (Approved)
$1001-$2000Certain amounts in this range return specific PayPal results. You can generate the results by adding $1000 to that RESULT value. For example, for RESULT value 13 (Referral), submit the amount 1013. If the amount is in this range but does not correspond to a result supported by this testing mechanism, Payflow returns RESULT value 12 (Declined).
$2001+RESULT value 12 (Declined)

For more information, see generating specific result values and testing AVS and Card Security Code.

Additional information