I have configured all the necessary info for Paypal advanced payment method in Magento properly. But when the customer try to checkout with Paypal advanced payment method. It returns following error

    Notice: Undefined property: Mage_Paypal_PayflowadvancedController::$_configType  in /home/storedev12/public_html/app/code/core/Mage/Paypal/Controller/Express/Abstract.php on line 53

#0 /home/storedev12/public_html/app/code/core/Mage/Paypal/Controller/Express/Abstract.php(53): mageCoreErrorHandler(8, 'Undefined prope...', '/home/storedev1...', 53, Array)
#1 /home/storedev12/public_html/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Controller/Varien/Action.php(145): Mage_Paypal_Controller_Express_Abstract->_construct()
#2 /home/storedev12/public_html/app/Mage.php(504): Mage_Core_Controller_Varien_Action->__construct(Object(Mage_Core_Controller_Request_Http), Object(Mage_Core_Controller_Response_Http), Array)
#3 /home/storedev12/public_html/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Controller/Varien/Router/Standard.php(202): Mage::getControllerInstance('Mage_Paypal_Pay...', Object(Mage_Core_Controller_Request_Http), Object(Mage_Core_Controller_Response_Http))
#4 /home/storedev12/public_html/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Controller/Varien/Front.php(176): Mage_Core_Controller_Varien_Router_Standard->match(Object(Mage_Core_Controller_Request_Http))
#5 /home/storedev12/public_html/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Model/App.php(354): Mage_Core_Controller_Varien_Front->dispatch()
#6 /home/storedev12/public_html/app/Mage.php(683): Mage_Core_Model_App->run(Array)
#7 /home/storedev12/public_html/index.php(91): Mage::run('retail', 'website')
#8 {main}

does anybody knows what could be wrong here?

note: I have ticket open with Magento support for last 2 days :(

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To stop this message from showing up you will need to suppress errors from showing. This can be done in the index.php file of your magento installations root folder.


// ini_set('display_errors', 1);

Above is what it should look like.

  • This is not actually a solution. it's just a way to 'hide the dirt under the rug'.
    – Marius
    Commented Apr 10, 2013 at 7:32

It seams that Mage_Paypal_PayflowadvancedController is not configured correctly. Sounds like a Magento bug. It's missing 2 protected members needed to initialize the payment method: $_configType and $_configMethod.

Try adding this to the Mage_Paypal_PayflowadvancedController class and test the payment process:

protected $_configType = 'paypal/config';
protected $_configMethod = Mage_Paypal_Model_Config::METHOD_PAYFLOWADVANCED;

I'm just shooting in the dark here. Don't get mad if it doesn't work.

  • +1, This hasn't been marked as correct but it is exactly the right answer for this issue and there are not many other references to it on Google.
    – McNab
    Commented Sep 4, 2013 at 20:57

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