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Use Updategrams with PayPal Data

You can use updategrams to insert, update, and delete PayPal data. This guide shows how to use the CData BizTalk Adapter for PayPal to generate updategram schemas and instances.

In this article, you will create updategrams that can be executed by the CData BizTalk Adapter for PayPal. You will design a schema and use it as a template for generating insert, update, and delete updategrams.

Add the Adapter for PayPal to Your Project

Use the Add Adapter wizard to add the adapter to a BizTalk Server project in Visual Studio. You will use the adapter to query PayPal for metadata about the table you want to modify.

  1. Right-click on the project in the Solution Explorer and click Add -> Add Generated Items.
  2. Select Add Adapter Metadata in the resulting dialog box.
  3. In the resulting Add Adapter Wizard, select the CData BizTalk Adapter for PayPal from the list view.
  4. In the Port menu, leave the selection blank. Or, select a receive location or send port that has been configured to use the adapter.
  5. When you click Next, the Schema Wizard is displayed.

Generate a Schema for an Updategram

Follow the steps below to create a schema in a BizTalk Server project in Visual Studio.

  1. If you have not already done so, add the PayPal adapter to your project.
  2. On the Connection String page of the Add Adapter wizard, enter authentication credentials and other connection properties, if they were not already configured in the send port or receive location. Below is a typical connection string: Schema=SOAP;Username=sandbox-facilitator_api1.test.com;Password=xyz123;Signature=zx2127;InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH

    The provider surfaces tables from two PayPal APIs. The APIs use different authentication methods.

    • The REST API uses the OAuth standard. To authenticate to the REST API, you will need to set the OAuthClientId, OAuthClientSecret, and CallbackURL properties.
    • The Classic API requires Signature API credentials. To authenticate to the Classic API, you will need to obtain an API username, password, and signature.

    See the "Getting Started" chapter of the help documentation for a guide to obtaining the necessary API credentials.

    To select the API you want to work with, you can set the Schema property to REST or SOAP. By default the SOAP schema will be used.

    For testing purposes you can set UseSandbox to true and use sandbox credentials.

    See the "BizTalk Configuration" chapter in the help documentation for more information on the required connection properties.

  3. On the Schema Information page, click Send Port in the General Options section. Select Updategram from the CommandType menu. If you are using the adapter in a solicit-response send port, disable the One-Way option.
  4. On the next page, Statement Information, select the type of the updategram: Insert, Update, or Delete. Select the Table name and the columns you want to include in the schema. If you want to update or delete, the Id column is required.

    Note: When you create the updategram, you are limited to modifying the columns you include in the schema.

  5. Click Next to view a summary of the schema and finish the wizard to create the schema. The resulting .xsd file is added to your project.

Generate Insert, Update, and Delete Instance Messages

After you create the updategram schema, you can use the .xsd file to generate the updategram: Right-click the .xsd file and select Generate Instance. You can also use this file as a template to manually create updategrams. Below are example generated updategram instances for inserts, updates, and deletes:

Insert

An example of INSERT is below. In this instance, there is only an after block, which specifies how the data will change.

<ns0:parameters xmlns:ns0="http://www.cdata.com/PayPalProvider"> <ns0:sync> <ns0:before></ns0:before> <ns0:after> <ns0:Transactions Date="Date_0" GrossAmount="GrossAmount_1" /> </ns0:after> </ns0:sync> </ns0:parameters>

Update

An example of UPDATE is below. In this instance, there is both a before block (how the data currently exists in the table) and an after block (how the data will change).

<ns0:parameters xmlns:ns0="http://www.cdata.com/PayPalProvider"> <ns0:sync> <ns0:before> <ns0:Transactions Id=001d000000YBRseAAH></ns0:Transactions> </ns0:before> <ns0:after> <ns0:Transactions Date="Date_0" GrossAmount="GrossAmount_1" ></ns0:Transactions> </ns0:after> </ns0:sync> </ns0:parameters>

Delete

An example for DELETE is below. The after block will be empty to show that it is removing the item.

<ns0:parameters xmlns:ns0="http://www.cdata.com/PayPalProvider"> <ns0:sync> <ns0:before> <ns0:Transactions Id=001d000000YBRseAAH></ns0:Transactions> </ns0:before> <ns0:after></ns0:after> </ns0:sync> </ns0:parameters>

Processing Schemas

To use updategrams to insert, update, or delete PayPal records, see the tutorial.