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Unknown Paid Subscription transaction type
« on: July 02, 2018, 04:46:58 PM »
I'm getting an email with the subject, "Paid Subscription Error Occurred" and the subject line of this thread as the error in the email.  When I looked at my error log, I found the following:

http://www.mysite.com/forum/subscriptions.php
Unknown Paid Subscriptions transaction type.
txn_type: subscr_signup
subscr_id: I-4MCGSAXBVLUN
last_name: Johnson
residence_country: FI
mc_currency: USD
item_name: MySite Yearly Subscription
business: email@abc.com
amount3: 10.00
recurring: 1
verify_sign: AWc6pbDfnn9UEAto1bib2CTgYN3hA8mi3-54s63UublOKEAURRMrljaG
payer_status: verified
payer_email: abv@def.fi
first_name: John
receiver_email: email@abc.com
payer_id: ULYCATFC5S7H2
reattempt: 1
item_number: 2+745
subscr_date: 13:33:33 Jul 02, 2018 PDT
charset: windows-1252
notify_version: 3.9
period3: 1 Y
mc_amount3: 10.00
ipn_track_id: eef7a8303ccfa

I received an email from Paypal saying I received a payment so I assume it went through.  Any idea what might be causing this error email?

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Re: Unknown Paid Subscription transaction type
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2018, 04:49:26 PM »
It's an SMF bug where 2.0 didn't keep up with changes in how PayPal notifies of a new payment. The key is that the subscription was a signup as far as PayPal was concerned (transaction type subscr_signup) but this is something 2.0 doesn't know what to do it (it expects to see subscr_payment)

Fairly sure this was fixed in 2.1 but never backported to 2.0 for some reason.
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Re: Unknown Paid Subscription transaction type
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2018, 05:13:23 PM »
It's an SMF bug where 2.0 didn't keep up with changes in how PayPal notifies of a new payment. The key is that the subscription was a signup as far as PayPal was concerned (transaction type subscr_signup) but this is something 2.0 doesn't know what to do it (it expects to see subscr_payment)

Fairly sure this was fixed in 2.1 but never backported to 2.0 for some reason.

Thanks.  I'm using the latest version (2.0.15), but I never moved to 2.1.  I'll just live with it. 

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Re: Unknown Paid Subscription transaction type
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2018, 10:01:06 PM »
PayPal was scheduled to implement security upgrades in June that would require your forum to convert to https.  Payment will be successful, but verification will fail, and you'll have to activate subscriptions manually.


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Re: Unknown Paid Subscription transaction type
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2018, 12:38:55 AM »
Except that wasn’t the problem in this case.
To assume is to hope that those who came before had the presence of mind and capacity to implement the dreams of those who would come after.

Don’t try to tell me that some power can corrupt a person. You haven’t had enough to know what it’s like.

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Re: Unknown Paid Subscription transaction type
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2018, 12:58:14 AM »
Just a friendly reminder.

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Re: Unknown Paid Subscription transaction type
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2018, 04:38:11 AM »
It's an SMF bug where 2.0 didn't keep up with changes in how PayPal notifies of a new payment. The key is that the subscription was a signup as far as PayPal was concerned (transaction type subscr_signup) but this is something 2.0 doesn't know what to do it (it expects to see subscr_payment)

Fairly sure this was fixed in 2.1 but never backported to 2.0 for some reason.

Thanks.  I'm using the latest version (2.0.15), but I never moved to 2.1.  I'll just live with it. 

So, can we call this solved then?
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Re: Unknown Paid Subscription transaction type
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2018, 09:39:06 AM »
It's an SMF bug where 2.0 didn't keep up with changes in how PayPal notifies of a new payment. The key is that the subscription was a signup as far as PayPal was concerned (transaction type subscr_signup) but this is something 2.0 doesn't know what to do it (it expects to see subscr_payment)

Fairly sure this was fixed in 2.1 but never backported to 2.0 for some reason.

Thanks.  I'm using the latest version (2.0.15), but I never moved to 2.1.  I'll just live with it. 

So, can we call this solved then?


I guess it is solved.  Since it's a bug with SMF 2.0 and there is no resolution at this time, there's nothing to research or fix.

Thanks!

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Re: Unknown Paid Subscription transaction type
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2018, 09:40:04 AM »
Marked as solved, thank you.
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