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A library to generate reports about activity in a PayPal account

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A python library to generate reports about activity in a PayPal account. Currently supports listing transactions from the previous month.

I was looking for a way to get scheduled monthly summaries from PayPal, but could not find an existing solution. So I created this project, which retrieves transaction information via PayPal’s NVP API.

NOTE: This module is not created by, endorsed by, or in any way affiliated with PayPal.


To install paypal_reporter:

pip install paypal_reporter


To get a printout of the transactions from the previous month, first create a json file containing your PayPal account’s credentials:

    "USER": "...",
    "PWD": "...",
    "SIGNATURE": "..."

Then run:

python -m paypal_reporter.transactions <path-to-credentials-file>


PayPal’s API returns a maximum of 100 transactions. Currently this library does not handle pagination, therefore only 100 transactions are retrieved.



The following methods are defined in paypal_reporter.transactions and can be used to create your own reports.

get_transactions(credentials, start_datetime, end_datetime)
Gets the list of transactions from PayPal in the given date range. credentials should be a dictionary containing USER, PWD and SIGNATURE. Returns a list of dicts, sorted by ascending timestamp. In case of a problem the method raises paypal_reporter.transactions.PayPalError.
print_transactions(txns, format=’simple’, columns=DEFAULT_COLUMNS)
Given a list of transaction dicts, this method formats them using the tabulate library and prints then to stdout. format could be any format supported by tabulate, such as plain / simple / html / tsv. columns is a list of column names to take from the transaction dicts. The default columns are TIMESTAMP, TRANSACTIONID, STATUS, TYPE, NAME, AMT, FEEAMT, NETAMT, and CURRENCYCODE.

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