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PayPal’s Instant Payment Notification (IPN) system is one of the most underutilized features that they provide, in my opinion.  Unfortunately, their documentation is still lacking complete information on what types of IPN’s to expect and what they might look like for various transactions.

The Recurring Payments API is a fantastic way to create and manage subscription profiles with PayPal, however, it happens to be one of the areas where PayPal’s documentation leaves us wanting more.

I’ve been using IPN heavily with recurring payments for awhile now, so I’ve gathered quite the collection of IPN’s that I find myself referring to quite a bit.  As such, I figured I’d put them all together here for quick reference.

Profile Created

Array
(
	["payment_cycle"] => Monthly
	["txn_type"] => recurring_payment_profile_created
	["last_name"] => Angell
	["next_payment_date"] => 03:00:00 Sep 12, 2013 PDT
	["residence_country"] => US
	["initial_payment_amount"] => 0.00
	["currency_code"] => USD
	["time_created"] => 20:17:10 Sep 12, 2013 PDT
	["verify_sign"] => ASsJ54wcfEJZVuwOMU8vBNHZb1TpAf7F4PMLvKL2uni1hb11jdOgdd2V
	["period_type"] => Regular
	["payer_status"] => verified
	["test_ipn"] => 1
	["tax"] => 0.00
	["payer_email"] => sandbo_1204199080_biz@angelleye.com
	["first_name"] => Drew
	["receiver_email"] => sandbo_1215254764_biz@angelleye.com
	["payer_id"] => E7BTGVXBFSUAU
	["product_type"] => 1
	["payer_business_name"] => Drew Angell’s Test Store
	["shipping"] => 0.00
	["amount_per_cycle"] => 30.00
	["profile_status"] => Active
	["charset"] => windows-1252
	["notify_version"] => 3.7
	["amount"] => 30.00
	["outstanding_balance"] => 0.00
	["recurring_payment_id"] => I-VYR2VN3XPVW4
	["product_name"] => The HALO Foundation Donation
	["ipn_track_id"] => 348867a2b7815
)

Payment Made

Array
(
	["mc_gross"] => 10.00
	["period_type"] => Regular
	["outstanding_balance"] => 0.00
	["next_payment_date"] => 02:00:00 Dec 16, 2013 PST
	["protection_eligibility"] => Ineligible
	["payment_cycle"] => every 3 Months
	["tax"] => 0.00
	["payer_id"] => 3HMDJA96TEQN4
	["payment_date"] => 05:19:33 Sep 16, 2013 PDT
	["payment_status"] => Completed
	["product_name"] => platypu subscription
	["charset"] => windows-1252
	["recurring_payment_id"] => I-R52C41AGNEAP
	["first_name"] => test
	["mc_fee"] => 0.64
	["notify_version"] => 3.7
	["amount_per_cycle"] => 10.00
	["payer_status"] => unverified
	["currency_code"] => USD
	["business"] => sandbo_1215254764_biz@angelleye.com
	["verify_sign"] => A4QWarlQUU0cupDGeAi-McuvfslGA7lrbrWV735PGPsr3OKdTRFyJtOq
	["payer_email"] => test@domain.com
	["initial_payment_amount"] => 0.00
	["profile_status"] => Active
	["amount"] => 10.00
	["txn_id"] => 34Y69196BK064583G
	["payment_type"] => instant
	["last_name"] => test
	["receiver_email"] => sandbo_1215254764_biz@angelleye.com
	["payment_fee"] => 0.64
	["receiver_id"] => ATSCG2QMC9KAU
	["txn_type"] => recurring_payment
	["mc_currency"] => USD
	["residence_country"] => US
	["test_ipn"] => 1
	["receipt_id"] => 1660-1430-7506-9911
	["transaction_subject"] =>
	["payment_gross"] => 10.00
	["shipping"] => 0.00
	["product_type"] => 1
	["time_created"] => 07:54:24 Sep 05, 2013 PDT
	["ipn_track_id"] => efd4ee6ea4474
)

Payment Skipped

Array
(
	["payment_cycle"] => Monthly
	["txn_type"] => recurring_payment_skipped
	["last_name"] => bitch
	["next_payment_date"] => 03:00:00 Sep 21, 2013 PDT
	["residence_country"] => US
	["initial_payment_amount"] => 0.00
	["currency_code"] => USD
	["time_created"] => 19:42:33 Jan 11, 2013 PST
	["verify_sign"] => AcyQRlWufyrh0B6-n5swEgNB9oNJAkMm65cAu2bQLTevdnT2JnuIyDQO
	["period_type"] => Regular
	["payer_status"] => unverified
	["test_ipn"] => 1
	["tax"] => 0.00
	["payer_email"] => tester@hey.com
	["first_name"] => working
	["receiver_email"] => sandbo_1215254764_biz@angelleye.com
	["payer_id"] => 4ATNY663RDKJA
	["product_type"] => 1
	["shipping"] => 0.00
	["amount_per_cycle"] => 10.00
	["profile_status"] => Active
	["charset"] => windows-1252
	["notify_version"] => 3.7
	["amount"] => 10.00
	["outstanding_balance"] => 60.00
	["recurring_payment_id"] => I-LH2MJXG27TR6
	["product_name"] => Angell EYE Web Hosting
	["ipn_track_id"] => e3a52d6772d28
)

Payment Failed

Array
(
	["payment_cycle"] => every 4 Weeks
	["txn_type"] => recurring_payment_failed
	["last_name"] => Tester
	["next_payment_date"] => 03:00:00 Oct 03, 2013 PDT
	["residence_country"] => US
	["initial_payment_amount"] => 0
	["currency_code"] => JPY
	["time_created"] => 05:14:37 Aug 01, 2012 PDT
	["verify_sign"] => AOTn5qT2D05NGLBeQowuGwhI5kTFAIPV01VWay1FayueRmXhAYd2KLZp
	["period_type"] => Regular
	["payer_status"] => unverified
	["test_ipn"] => 1
	["tax"] => 0
	["payer_email"] => prachi@signyit.com
	["first_name"] => Ecaf
	["receiver_email"] => sandbo_1215254764_biz@angelleye.com
	["payer_id"] => VCLJR9E79V4KJ
	["product_type"] => 1
	["shipping"] => 0
	["amount_per_cycle"] => 1
	["profile_status"] => Active
	["charset"] => windows-1252
	["notify_version"] => 3.7
	["amount"] => 1
	["outstanding_balance"] => 1
	["recurring_payment_id"] => I-P90BX92X15DR
	["product_name"] => Welcome to the world of shopping where you get everything
	["ipn_track_id"] => ab99ea6823e24
)

Profile Suspended

Array
(
	["payment_cycle"] => Monthly
	["txn_type"] => recurring_payment_suspended_due_to_max_failed_payment
	["last_name"] => Lang
	["next_payment_date"] => N/A
	["residence_country"] => US
	["initial_payment_amount"] => 4.90
	["currency_code"] => USD
	["time_created"] => 13:45:44 Nov 04, 2010 PDT
	["verify_sign"] => A65EYvoNuupMDbNU-2RPi609XJ7LAQ8CzxOV03bR4.O-nKSYG9LjBf10
	["period_type"] => Regular
	["payer_status"] => unverified
	["test_ipn"] => 1
	["tax"] => 0.00
	["payer_email"] => corey@angelleye.com
	["first_name"] => Corey
	["receiver_email"] => sandbo_1215254764_biz@angelleye.com
	["payer_id"] => HKHX3D32P9DXG
	["product_type"] => 1
	["shipping"] => 0.00
	["amount_per_cycle"] => 29.95
	["profile_status"] => Suspended
	["charset"] => windows-1252
	["notify_version"] => 3.7
	["amount"] => 29.95
	["outstanding_balance"] => 149.75
	["recurring_payment_id"] => I-Y0E6UC684RS4
	["product_name"] => Achieve Formulas 30 day supply, monthly.
	["ipn_track_id"] => 95c39c8a4b39d
)

Profile Canceled

Array
(
	["payment_cycle"] => Monthly
	["txn_type"] => recurring_payment_profile_cancel
	["last_name"] => Testerson
	["next_payment_date"] => N/A
	["residence_country"] => US
	["initial_payment_amount"] => 69.90
	["rp_invoice_id"] => 4603
	["currency_code"] => USD
	["time_created"] => 09:40:52 Feb 11, 2013 PST
	["verify_sign"] => AGiC06LknLf7LnPNSt03A0q0ajKiAZt35jsIvkcPn5dU7GtRl-ITAf5Q
	["period_type"] => Regular
	["payer_status"] => verified
	["tax"] => 0.00
	["payer_email"] => payer@email.com
	["first_name"] => Tester
	["receiver_email"] => sandbox@domain.com
	["payer_id"] => Q28888N
	["product_type"] => 1
	["shipping"] => 0.00
	["amount_per_cycle"] => 1.95
	["profile_status"] => Cancelled
	["charset"] => windows-1252
	["notify_version"] => 3.7
	["amount"] => 1.95
	["outstanding_balance"] => 0.00
	["recurring_payment_id"] => I-553Y5PRWJ29F
	["product_name"] => USBSwiper Monthly Subscription
	["ipn_track_id"] => 5ecdc90112398
)

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