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Registered: ‎04-20-2018

Get a Transaction ID for a subscription

When creating a subscription (using the Java SDK) you only get back the subscription ID. 

 

This ID is useless if you want to do the following:

 

Create a Webhook to listen for payments, because the payload ID is the transaction ID, not the subscription ID. So if all you get back when creating a subscription is a subscription ID, how do you ever match up what you may record in your database with what Authorize tells you in the Webhook payload? The answer is: you can't

 

Re-create a subscription (because you need to change the interval information), since you don't have the transaction ID, and because we don't store credit card information, you can't create a subscription from a customer profile, because in order to create a customer profile from a transaction, you need.... wait for it... a transaction ID! (and a subscription ID is not valid).

 

I can't possibly be the only person who is having to deal with this. 

 

My question really is: how do you get a transaction ID from a subscription? Since all i'm given at the time of subscription creation is a subscription ID, i'm pretty well left out in the cold. 

 

Any guidance would be most appreciated. 

 

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Registered: ‎11-29-2017

Re: Get a Transaction ID for a subscription

The following api methods may help you tie the payment webhooks to subscription ids, once there have been transaction ids generated for the subscription per your schedule:

 

Get Transaction Details api method will take a transaction id and show the subscription id associated with it.

https://developer.authorize.net/api/reference/#transaction-reporting-get-transaction-details

 

ARBGetSubscription api method will tie the subscription id to the transactions processed under it.

https://developer.authorize.net/api/reference/#recurring-billing-get-subscription

 

Also---

You can create a subscription from a profile

https://developer.authorize.net/api/reference/#recurring-billing-create-a-subscription-from-customer...

 

I hope this helps!