I'm interrested in matching orders paid with PayPal by their increment id.

Therefore I want to use a summary (from PayPal) of orders and compare it with a list of the increment ids provided by the magento backend.

Currently I'm doing this by opening the transactions panel in the backend and match the transaction numbers. Is there a option doing this the way described above?!


Yes If you are using Magento's Paypal standard module then the increment_id is sent over to Paypal and here is the proof:


  • oh.. yes, we thought about the default extension, thx :-* – bukart Jul 30 '14 at 6:01

It seems it is possible with some of the explained here. You can use the paypal_prepare_line_items event and create an Observer to add some more info. There are 2 other events for PayPal, im not sure if they will fit better. Check them here.

  • hm... this way I'd add the order increment id to every item – bukart Jul 21 '14 at 11:07

Yes, I think Magento pass the increment id into Paypal. If you look at transaction detail in your Paypal page, you can see that increment id. But I do not really understand what you are trying to do. Can you be more specific? I may assist you with this.

  • well currently we've no access to such a paypal inside view. if you could provide me a more convincing fact (more than I think ...) I'd be happy ;-) – bukart Jul 29 '14 at 11:23

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