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8. The PayPal Web Services API > 99. Test IPN and PDT in the Sandbox

Test IPN and PDT in the Sandbox

Test Instant Payment Notification (IPN) and Payment Data Transfer (PDT) in the PayPal Sandbox.

Once you’ve deposited money into the Personal account in your Sandbox [Hack #87] , you’ll need to configure your Sandbox Business account to use either PDT or IPN (both of which are discussed at length in Chapter 7). This hack shows how to configure PDT.

As with the live PayPal site, to use PDT with the PayPal Sandbox, you must first configure some options in your Sandbox Business account Profile.

Warning

PDT works only when Auto Return is turned on. You must set this before using PDT in your web site.

To enable Auto Return and the PDT feature, follow these steps:


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