CancelInvoice API Operation

Cancels an invoice.

CancelInvoiceRequest Message

Use the CancelInvoiceRequest message to cancel an invoice.

RequestEnvelope Fields

Field Description
detailLevel common:DetailLevelCode (Optional) Level of detail required by the client application pertaining to a particular data component. The detail level is specified as a detail level code, which has all the enumerated values of the detail level for the component. By default, the detail level code is ReturnAll, which provides the maximum level of detail.
errorLanguage xs:string (Required) RFC 3066 language in which error messages are returned; by default it is en_US, which is the only language currently supported.

CancelInvoiceRequest Fields

Field Description
requestEnvelope common:requestEnvelope (Required) Information common to each API operation, such as the language in which an error message is returned.
invoiceID xs:string (Optional) ID of the invoice.
subject xs:string (Optional) Subject of the cancelation notification.
noteForPayer xs:string (Optional) Note to send payer within the cancelation notification.
sendCopyToMerchant xs:boolean (Optional) Indicates whether to send a copy of the cancelation notification to the merchant. Also see the description of the sendPayerNotification field, below. The sendCopyToMerchant field can be one of the following values:
  • false — Do not send a copy of the cancelation notification to the merchant (default).
  • true — Send a copy of the cancelation notification to the merchant.
sendPayerNotification xs:boolean (Optional) Indicates whether a cancelation email is sent to the payer when the invoice is canceled. The sendPayerNotification field can contain one of the following values:
  • true — The payer is notified of the invoice cancelation (the default).
  • false — The payer is not notified of the invoice cancelation. Additionally, the value specified in sendCopyToMerchant is ignored.

CancelInvoiceResponse Message

Use the CancelInvoiceResponse message to cancel an invoice.

ResponseEnvelope Fields

Field Description
ack common:AckCode Acknowledgment code. Value is:
  • Success — The operation completed successfully.
  • Failure — The operation failed.
  • SuccessWithWarning — The operation completed successfully; however, there is a warning message.
  • FailureWithWarning — The operation failed with a warning message.
build xs:string Build number. It is used only by PayPal Merchant Technical Support.
correlationId xs:string Correlation identifier. It is a 13-character, alphanumeric string (for example, db87c705a910e) that is used only by PayPal Merchant Technical Support. Note: You must log and store this data for every response you receive. PayPal Technical Support uses the information to assist with reported issues.
timestamp xs:datetime Date on which the response was sent, for example: 2012-04-02T22:33:35.774-07:00 Note: You must log and store this data for every response you receive. PayPal Technical Support uses the information to assist with reported issues.

CancelInvoiceResponse Fields

Field Description
responseEnvelope common:ResponseEnvelope Common response information, including a timestamp and the response acknowledgment status.
invoiceID xs:string ID of the canceled invoice.
invoiceNumber xs:string Number of the canceled invoice.
invoiceURL xs:string URL location where merchants view the invoice details.

PPFault Message

The PPFaultMessage returns ErrorData and the ResponseEnvelope information to your application if an error occurs.

FaultMessage Fields

Field Description
error common:ErrorData Detailed error information.
responseEnvelope common:ResponseEnvelope Common response information, including a timestamp and the response acknowledgment status.

ErrorData Fields

Field Description
category common:ErrorCategory The location where the error occurred. Value is:
  • System — The system encountered errors; try again
  • Application — The application encountered errors; try again
  • Request — The request was incorrect
domain xs:string The domain to which this service belongs.
errorId xs:long A 6-digit number that uniquely identifies a particular error.
exceptionID This field is not used.
message xs:string A description of the error.
parameter common:ErrorParameter Represents contextual information about the error.
severity common:ErrorSeverity The severity of the error encountered. Value is:
  • Error — Processing of the request was interrupted
  • Warning — Processing of the request was completed
subdomain This field is not used.

ResponseEnvelope Fields

Field Description
ack common:AckCode Acknowledgment code. Value is:
  • Success — The operation completed successfully.
  • Failure — The operation failed.
  • SuccessWithWarning — The operation completed successfully; however, there is a warning message.
  • FailureWithWarning — The operation failed with a warning message.
build xs:string Build number. It is used only by PayPal Merchant Technical Support.
correlationId xs:string Correlation identifier. It is a 13-character, alphanumeric string (for example, db87c705a910e) that is used only by PayPal Merchant Technical Support.
Note: You must log and store this data for every response you receive. PayPal Technical Support uses the information to assist with reported issues.
timestamp xs:datetime Date on which the response was sent, for example: 2012-04-02T22:33:35.774-07:00
Note: You must log and store this data for every response you receive. PayPal Technical Support uses the information to assist with reported issues.

CancelInvoice API Errors

Code Message Additional Information
520002 Internal error.
520003 Authentication failed. API credentials are incorrect.
520009 Account is restricted.
550026 Partner did not create the invoice but attempted to access or modify it; a merchant's invoice can be accessed or modified only by the partner who created it.
550027 Merchant cannot access or modify an invoice they did not create; an invoice can only be accessed or modified by the party who created it.
570058 Authentication failed. User account is not confirmed.
570061 Invoice cannot be canceled since it has already been paid.
570062 The invoice has already been canceled.
570063 A draft invoice cannot be canceled.
570099 Invoice cannot be canceled since it has already been refunded.
571001 The specified invoice ID is invalid because the invoice has already been deleted.
580022 This error code corresponds to validation error messages that deal with errors of supplied parameters.
580047 Invoice does not exist.