To be able to import the transaction into Business Central you will first need to download the .csv-file from PayPal, the import uses this particular file to map with the correct fields in business central. Any other format will not work.
To install the PayPal app you simply navigate to the Microsoft Marketplace for Business Central apps (AppSource) via your own Business Central environment. From here you can automatically install the extension and make it available within every company in your Business Central environment.
For the correct working of the app, make sure that the setting for the Micro Apps Base App is set to “allowing HttpClient Request”.
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Once the installation is complete, the app needs to be set up. This can be done with the PayPal Wizard. This wizard contains all the necessary steps to completely set up the extension. The first step is to register yourself and to activate the trial or subscription. With the trial, you can use the app two weeks free of charge. After the trial period, you need to activate the subscription.
Make sure both fields are checked (like the example in the picture at the right)
Default, the payment direction is added to the journal line description. If you don’t want the text ‘Express Checkout Payment’ or ‘Express Checkout Refund’ on your journal lines, then uncheck this option.
Before importing the transaction a couple of accounts need to be setup, as PayPal calculates different commissions, deposits / withdrawals and exchange rates. To setup these accounts, click on the Payment accounts button. Here you need to provide the G/L accounts that need to be used for the lines regarding the commissions, deposits / withdrawals and exchange rates, in the case that different currencies are involved you would need to create a line per currency code, as soon below.
After this step, the Configuration wizard has finished! You can now link transactions from PayPal (See the instruction below).
Interlink sales order/invoice to payment:
As PayPal provides a transaction reference and invoice reference in their files, you will need to fill in these within Business Central to make use of the automatic matching/reconciliation when importing the PayPal file.To specify the transaction reference and/or invoice reference, you simply create/open an sales order. Under the fast-tab General you will find the corresponding fields, these fields will automatically be transferred to the posted sales invoices when the sales order is posted.
In the case that transction reference or invoice reference isn’t available under the posting of the sales order, you may add these manually by navigating to the customers ledger entries and entering them manually, the fields will be visible at the end of each line.
Importing PayPal transactions:
To import the transaction, you will need to navigate to the Cash receipt Journal, this is the journal that will be used to post the transaction. Once the journal is opened, go in the ribbon to Process → Import PayPal File.
Note: If lines already exist in the journal a popup will be shown to ask if additional lines may be added to the journal. The existing lines will not be overwritten.
Once the correct file is chosen, the transactions will be imported. During the import all the necessary fields are correctly entered. Below you will find a list of the fields that will be entered:
It is necessary to go over the lines once the import has completed, any lines that haven’t been matched with an invoice need to be manually set to the correct customer. If an invoices does exist the Applies-to doc. no. needs to be filled in as well.
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