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Good use of streaming API?

Right now, we use MySQL with cronjob to send call to PayPal API for any new transactions every 5 minutes throughout the day. Then send to SF through informatica.


Are we able to call out to a 3rd party system like PayPal and instantly be updated if there are new transactions?




Hi there,


We are not looking at call-outs type features for Streaming API at this time.


However, we are exploring inbound type scenarios - where 3rd party systems may generate events -  stream into us. If PayPal has streaming capabilities maybe interesting for us to chat.


Thank you!




You should look into it.


Paypal = huge

Salesforce = hige


Current Application = limited in scope to fit specific types of businesses. Someone needs to come up with a way to get all paypal information into SF and they would get alot of customers for an app or structure such as this.


You would also have many businesses that are not on SF interested if they're in the decesion process as our challengs are for assumbed shared with others as well.


Likewise, PayPal does have a "steam in" with the IPN system where a script is created for the client to "listen" for specified types call activity. However, this is limited to incoming payments only, not outgoing, where is where we've hit the road block.