PayPal Merchant API Release Notes - Version 93.0
This release note addresses the API operations within the PayPal Merchant API WSDL and associated schemas:
The document covers changes to the Merchant APIs, which include:
- Express Checkout
- Direct Payment
- Recurring Payments
- Mass Pay
- Button Manager
- PayPal Payments Standard
- Website Payments Pro
No new announcements.
These products are affected by this release:
- Express Checkout
- PayPal Payments Pro - see Express Checkout section for related release notes
- New Calls
- Changed Calls
- Schema Changes
- New Features
- Changed Functionality
- Additional Documentation Updates
For a current list of known issues, go to the PayPal Notifications page and enter the product or API of interest, such as
Express Checkout, in the search box.
Express Checkout - New Calls
No new calls in this release.
Express Checkout - Changed Calls
Express Checkout - Schema Changes
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Express Checkout - New Features
None for this release.
Express Checkout - Changed Functionality
Secondary Address for Global Shipping
In conjunction with eBay's Global Shipping Program,
GetTransactionDetails now provides information about the secondary address in cases where the primary address is that of a global shipping provider or fulfillment center.
Starting with version 93, a new element,
SecondaryAddress, contains information about the secondary address using the
For NVP, the following new fields related to the secondary address are returned:
New Redirect Code for Backup Funding Instrument
When a user is present during a payment transaction and the payments fails due to a processor decline, the DoExpressCheckoutPayment API response can now include the following error:
This transaction couldn't be completed. Please redirect your customer to PayPal.
This new error code allows merchants to redirect users back to the PayPal using the original
token to select a new funding instrument and then continue to the merchant site for another attempt at the payment transaction.
Benefits of this new code include:
- Differentiate processor declines from other types of declines
- Provide a way for merchants to send customers back to PayPal
- Offer customers the ability to choose another financial instrument to complete the transaction
Express Checkout - Additional Documentation Updates
Correction to GetExpressCheckoutDetails API Reference Documentation
TAXIDDETAILS has been corrected to
TAXID. (Aug. 22, 2012)
Correction to TransactionSearch API Reference Documentation
PROFILEID has been added as a possible field for filtering search transaction requests.
Correction to Instant Update Callback Documentation
Documentation related to the Instant Update API has been corrected. If no shipping address is included, then three parameters must be included:
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