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transaction.created

Occurs when a transaction is created. Paddle creates a transaction when:

  • Customers open checkout.
  • You create an invoice in the Paddle web app.

You may also create a transaction using the API:

  • Create a manually-collected transaction to create and send an invoice.
  • Create an automatically-collected transaction and pass to a checkout to collect for payment.

Where a transaction has items, customer_id, and address_id, transaction.ready occurs immediately after.

event_idstring

Unique Paddle ID for this event, prefixed with evt_.

event_typestring

Type of event sent by Paddle, in the format entity.event_type.

occurred_atstring<date-time>

RFC 3339 datetime string of when this event occurred.

notification_idstring

Unique Paddle ID for this notification, prefixed with ntf_.

dataobject

Represents a transaction entity.

idstring

Unique Paddle ID for this transaction entity, prefixed with txn_.

statusstring

Status of this transaction. You may set a transaction to billed or canceled, other statuses are set automatically by Paddle. Automatically-collected transactions may return completed if payment is captured successfully, or past_due if payment failed.

customer_idstring or null

Paddle ID of the customer that this transaction is for, prefixed with ctm_.

address_idstring or null

Paddle ID of the address that this transaction is for, prefixed with add_.

business_idstring or null

Paddle ID of the business that this transaction is for, prefixed with biz_.

custom_dataobject or null

Your own structured key-value data.

currency_codestring

Supported three-letter ISO 4217 currency code. Must be USD, EUR, or GBP if collection_mode is manual.

originstring

Describes how this transaction was created.

subscription_idstring or null

Paddle ID of the subscription that this transaction is for, prefixed with sub_.

invoice_idstring or null

Paddle ID of the invoice that this transaction is related to, prefixed with inv_. Used for compatibility with the initial version of the Paddle Invoice API.

invoice_numberstring or null

Invoice number for this transaction. Automatically generated by Paddle when you mark a transaction as billed where collection_mode is manual.

collection_modestring

How payment is collected for this transaction. automatic for checkout, manual for invoices.

discount_idstring or null

Paddle ID of the discount applied to this transaction, prefixed with dsc_.

billing_detailsobject or null

Details for invoicing. Required if collection_mode is manual.

billing_periodobject or null

Time period that this transaction is for. Set automatically by Paddle for recurring subscriptions to describe the period that charges are for.

itemsarray[object]

List of items on this transaction. For calculated totals, use details.line_items.

detailsobject

Calculated totals for a transaction, including proration, discounts, tax, and currency conversion. Considered the source of truth for totals on a transaction.

paymentsarray[object]

List of payment attempts for this transaction, including successful payments. Sorted by created_at in descending order, so most recent attempts are returned first.

checkoutobject or null

Paddle Checkout details for this transaction. Returned for automatically-collected transactions and where billing_details.enable_checkout is true for manually-collected transactions; null otherwise.

created_atstring<date-time>

RFC 3339 datetime string of when this entity was created. Set automatically by Paddle.

updated_atstring<date-time>

RFC 3339 datetime string of when this entity was updated. Set automatically by Paddle.

billed_atstring<date-time> or null

RFC 3339 datetime string of when this transaction was marked as billed. null for transactions that are not billed or completed. Set automatically by Paddle.