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Paypal Transaction


The Paypal Transaction API. is used to get the history of transactions for a PayPal account.

Output schema

This Source is capable of syncing the following core Streams:

Data type mapping

Integration TypeAirbyte TypeNotes


Full Refresh SyncYes
Incremental - Append SyncYes

Getting started


  • client_id.
  • secret.
  • is_sandbox.

Setup guide

In order to get an Client ID and Secret please go to [this]( page and follow the instructions. After registration you may find your Client ID and Secret here.

Performance considerations

Paypal transaction API has some limits

  • start_date_min = 3 years, API call lists transaction for the previous three years.
  • start_date_max = 1.5 days, it takes a maximum of three hours for executed transactions to appear in the list transactions call. It is set to 1.5 days by default based on experience, otherwise API throw an error.
  • stream_slice_period = 1 day, the maximum supported date range is 31 days.
  • records_per_request = 10000, the maximum number of records in a single request.
  • page_size = 500, the maximum page size is 500.
  • requests_per_minute = 30, maximum limit is 50 requests per minute from IP address to all endpoint

Transactions sync is performed with default stream_slice_period = 1 day, it means that there will be 1 request for each day between start_date and now (or end_date). if start_date is greater then start_date_max. Balances sync is similarly performed with default stream_slice_period = 1 day, but it will do additional request for the end_date of the sync (now).


VersionDatePull RequestSubject
0.1.62022-06-1013682Update paypal transaction schema
0.1.52022-04-2712335Adding fixtures to mock time.sleep for connectors that explicitly sleep
0.1.42021-12-229034Update connector fields title/description
0.1.32021-12-168580Added more logs during check connection stage
0.1.22021-11-087499Remove base-python dependencies
0.1.12021-08-035155fix start_date_min limit
0.1.02021-06-104240PayPal Transaction Search API