Find orders based on Invoice ID or Transaction ID

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For the purposes of PayPal dispute resolution, I'd like to know how to programatically retrieve an Order ID when all I have is the an "Invoice ID" or a "Transaction ID". I am already aware of retrieving orders by the filters provided by the API. Further, I am already aware of the search feature in the dashboard pictured below:

shopify search

You can use the search widget and type an "invoice id" or "transaction id" and if a matching order is found, then a link is given.

Further, I am already aware the "Transaction API" endpoint:

While this is helpful as I can match against the attributes in the receipt property, it is not helpful because it requires that I already know the order ID in the first place in order to get the transactions.

Shopify Staff (Retired)
Shopify Staff (Retired)
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Hi Arjun,

There isn't currently a way to access order details by invoice or transaction ID. The best solution would likely be to search orders using the created_at_min/max range attribute and then filter the returned data. 

You could pass something like:


which will return the full order details for all orders matching the time range:

  "orders": [
      "id": 4717813892,
      "email": "",
      "closed_at": null,
      "created_at": "2017-01-20T14:35:47-05:00",
      "updated_at": "2017-01-20T14:35:47-05:00",
      "number": 1,
      "note": "Some note",
      "token": "1a57aaf600b8ce16a7f963a1d8e5cdbd",
      "gateway": "manual",
      "test": false,
      "total_price": "330.60",
      "subtotal_price": "292.57",
      "total_weight": 0,
      "total_tax": "38.03",

Developer Experience 

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We have much the same issue.  Our context is Gift Cards specifically but we have the same problem resolving back to the order on which a Gift Card was tendered from the 'order_transaction_id' supplied in the Gift Card Adjustments API.

Did you ever come up with a solution or a reasonable work-around?