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Extract invoices

Last updated: 13-Jul-2017
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Use the getInvoices method to extract shopper invoices from the Avangate system based on unique order references. The method returns the binary code for invoices in the PDF file format, Base64 encoded (Base64 is used to represent binary data in the ASCII string format).

getInvoices works for COMPLETE orders for which an invoice was already issued. For refunded orders, getInvoices provides two shopper invoices, one for the original order and the second for the refund, reflecting the repayment made.

In the case of cross-selling orders which contain products from different merchants, getInvoice enables you to re-send only the invoices for your own offerings.


Parameters Type/Description


Required (string)


Session identifier, the output of the Login method. Include sessionID into all your requests. Avangate throws an exception if the values are incorrect.  The sessionID expires in 10 minutes.


Required (string)


Unique, system generated reference for orders.



require ('PATH_TO_AUTH');

$reference = 'ORDER_REFERENCE';

$jsonRpcRequest = array (
'method' => 'getInvoices',
'params' => array($sessionID, $Reference),
'id' => $i++,
'jsonrpc' => '2.0');

var_dump (callRPC((Object)$jsonRpcRequest, $host, true));


Parameters Type/Description


Array of objects



Details below.






Base64 encoded PDF file containing an invoice for a Complete order.






Base64 encoded PDF file containing a cancellation invoice.



Array of string



Base64 encoded PDF files containing invoices for Refunds.

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