PayPal REST API Release Notes 2017

Each set of release notes describes changes that are applicable to the release:

  • API updates. New, changed, and deleted resources, request parameters, and response fields.

  • New features. New dashboards and tools related to the PayPal REST APIs.

  • Functional updates. Functional updates to operations, including new code list values and validation rule changes.

  • Announcements. Announcements related to the PayPal REST API.

  • Doc updates. Documentation updates not mentioned in API updates, new features, functional updates, or announcements.

If a set of release notes omits an update, such as API updates, that release has no API updates.

16 March 2017

Doc updates

Docs Update
Billing Plans API reference Updated the charge_models type description.
Credit cards payments
  • Updated the code samples.
  • Updated formatting and style to match other REST API integration guides.
Payments API reference Updated the Payments and Orders resource groups' code samples.
REST API reference Updated the to links in many sample responses. The updated URLs more accurately represent actual API responses.
REST API overviews and references Enhanced information about access tokens.
Webhooks API reference
  • Removed the transmissions and status response fields from the show event notification details method.
  • Updated the code sample for the resend event notification method.
  • Added the missing sample request to the list available events method.

27 February 2017

API updates

API Update
Payments Updated the information_link properties so that the links point to the top-level heading for error messages. Previously, the links pointed to non-existent anchors.

Doc updates

Docs Update
Billing Agreements API reference
Billing Plans API reference
Billing Plans and Agreements
  • Updated the code samples.
  • Combined the Billing Plans and Billing Agreements overviews into one updated overview.

16 February 2017

API updates

API Update
Payouts Synchronous mode, which immediately returns the results of a payout, will soon be deprecated and is no longer available for new integrations but continues to be supported for existing integrations.

Doc updates

Doc Update
Express Checkout legacy documentation Noted that PayPal recommends that all new integrations use the REST Payments API.
Webhook event names Added related resources to webhook event names.

02 February 2017

API updates

API Update
Payments Corrected the recipient_name field in the code samples to specify the name as first-name last-name rather than last-name, first-name.

25 January 2017

Doc updates

Doc Update
Payouts API reference Updated the code samples.
Batch payouts
Single payout
Added integration steps and updated the code samples.
Vault API reference Updated the code samples.
Vault overview Added integration steps and updated the code samples.

05 January 2017

Doc updates

Doc Update
PayPal PLUS Germany integration guide Added a link to this doc in the docs directory and alphabetical directory.

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