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Missing required value: Type

Hi Guys


I am battling to programmatically create a new payment using this library hosted on GitHub: https://github.com/bolaurent/zuora_restful_python/blob/master/README.md


After creating a valid connection to the sandbox, the code which I have is as follows:


zuora = Zuora(username, password, endpoint='sandbox')

accountDetails = zuora.query_all('select Name from Account')
for record in accountDetails:

payment = {
"accountId": "2c92c0f85b7a6fc4015b805b29e52ed4",
"amount": 44.1,
"comment": "Comment",
"currency": "ZAR",
"effectiveDate": "2017-05-30",
"type": "External",
"paymentMethodId": "2c92c0f957f5653c0157f91b39d30030",
"referenceId": "102715845"

newPayment = zuora.create_payment(payment);



The result is as follows:


Traceback (most recent call last):
File "test.py", line 28, in <module>
newPayment = zuora.create_payment(payment);
File "build\bdist.win-amd64\egg\zuora_restful_python\zuora.py", line 331, in create_payment
File "build\bdist.win-amd64\egg\zuora_restful_python\zuora.py", line 206, in create_object
File "build\bdist.win-amd64\egg\zuora_restful_python\zuora.py", line 61, in _post
File "build\bdist.win-amd64\egg\zuora_restful_python\zuora.py", line 23, in _unpack_response
AssertionError: POST to /object/payment/ failed: {"Errors":[{"Code":"MISSING_REQUIRED_VALUE","Message":"Missing required value: Type"}],"Success":false}


What could I possibly be doing wrong here?

Zuora Staff

Re: Missing required value: Type

Hi @darrenbilse,


Could you try making the payment object field names capitalized?


payment = {
"AccountId": "2c92c0f85b7a6fc4015b805b29e52ed4",
"Amount": 44.1,
"Comment": "Comment",
"Currency": "ZAR",
"EffectiveDate": "2017-05-30",
"Type": "External",
"PaymentMethodId": "2c92c0f957f5653c0157f91b39d30030",
"ReferenceId": "102715845"

I think because it is a /object call, the field names have to match the old SOAP ones, and are case-sensitive.


Re: Missing required value: Type

Here is some code that I wrote today, and which worked.


I concur that you should capitalize the keywords (in this API call, but not certain others!) The Zuora API seems to be remarkably inconsistent.


See my comment at https://community.zuora.com/t5/Admin-Settings-Ideas/REST-API-response-bug-quot-Success-quot-vs-quot-... (and vote it up!)


                        payment = {
                            'AccountId': zaccount['Id'],
                            'Amount': invoice['Balance'],
                            'EffectiveDate': opp['CloseDate'],
                            'PaymentMethodId': zuora.get_payment_method('Other'),
                            'Type': 'External',
                            'Status': 'Processed',
                            'InvoiceId': invoice['Id'],
                            'AppliedInvoiceAmount': invoice['Balance']




Re: Missing required value: Type

Also, if you are using my library, please install new version; I've been fixing some bugs today.


Something like this:


pip3 install --upgrade git+git://github.com/bolaurent/zuora_restful_python