Parse::PayPal::TxDetailReport::Old - Parse PayPal transaction detail report (older version, 2015 and earlier) into data structure


This document describes version 0.002 of Parse::PayPal::TxDetailReport::Old (from Perl distribution Parse-PayPal-TxDetailReport-Old), released on 2018-11-07.


 use Parse::PayPal::TxDetailReport qw(parse_paypal_old_txdetail_report);

 my $res = parse_paypal_txdetail_report(
     file => "report.csv",
     #date_format => 'DD/MM/YYYY', # optional, default is MM/DD/YYYY

Sample result when there is a parse error:

 [400, "Doesn't look like old transaction detail format, I expect first row to be column names and first column header to be Date"]

Sample result when parse is successful:

 [200, "OK", {
     format => "txdetail_old",
     transactions           => [
             "3PL Reference ID"                   => "",
             "Auction Buyer ID"                   => "",
             "Auction Closing Date"               => "",
             "Auction Site"                       => "",
             "Authorization Review Status"        => 1,
             "Transaction Completion Date"        => 1467273397,


PayPal provides various kinds of reports which you can retrieve from their website under Reports menu. This module provides routine to parse PayPal old transaction detail report (2015 and earlier). Both the tab-separated format and comma-separated (CSV) format are supported.




 parse_paypal_old_txdetail_report(%args) -> [status, msg, payload, meta]

Parse PayPal transaction detail report (older version, 2015 and earlier) into data structure.

The result will be a hashref. The main key is transactions which will be an arrayref of hashrefs.

Dates will be converted into Unix timestamps.

This function is not exported by default, but exportable.

Arguments ('*' denotes required arguments):

  • date_format => str (default: "MM/DD/YYYY")

  • file => filename

    File can all be in tab-separated or comma-separated (CSV) format.

  • format => str

    If unspecified, will be deduced from the first filename's extension (/csv/ for CSV, or /txt|tsv/ for tab-separated).

  • string => str

    Instead of file, you can alternatively provide the file content in string.

Returns an enveloped result (an array).

First element (status) is an integer containing HTTP status code (200 means OK, 4xx caller error, 5xx function error). Second element (msg) is a string containing error message, or 'OK' if status is 200. Third element (payload) is optional, the actual result. Fourth element (meta) is called result metadata and is optional, a hash that contains extra information.

Return value: (any)


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