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This method retrieve a log of activity for a payment dispute. The identifier of the payment dispute is passed in as a path parameter. The output includes a timestamp for each action of the payment dispute, from creation to resolution, and all steps in between.


Resource URI


This method is supported in Sandbox environment. To access the endpoint, just replace the root URI with

URI parameters

payment_dispute_idstringThis parameter is used to specify the unique identifier of the payment dispute associated with the activity log being retrieved.

Use the getPaymentDisputeSummaries method to retrieve payment dispute IDs.

Occurrence: Required

HTTP request headers

All requests made to eBay REST operations require you to provide the Authorization HTTP header for authentication authorization.

All other standard RESTful request headers are optional. For more information on standard RESTful request headers, see the HTTP request headers- opens rest request components page table.

OAuth scope

This request requires an access token created with the client credentials grant flow, using one or more scopes from the following list (please check your Application Keys page for a list of OAuth scopes available to your application):

See OAuth access tokens for more information.

Request payload

This call has no payload.

Request fields

This call has no field definitions.


HTTP response headers

This call has no response headers.

Response payload

Response fields

Output container/fieldTypeDescription
activityarray of PaymentDisputeActivity

This array holds all activities of a payment dispute, from creation to resolution. For each activity, the activity type, the actor, and a timestamp is shown. The getActivities response is dynamic, and grows with each recorded activity.

Occurrence: Always


The timestamp in this field shows the date/time of the payment dispute activity.

The timestamps returned here use the ISO-8601 24-hour date and time format, and the time zone used is Universal Coordinated Time (UTC), also known as Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), or Zulu. The ISO-8601 format looks like this: An example would be 2019-08-04T19:09:02.768Z.

Occurrence: Always


This enumeration value indicates the type of activity that occured on the payment dispute. For example, a value of DISPUTE_OPENED is returned when a payment disute is first created, a value indicating the seller's decision on the dispute, such as SELLER_CONTEST, is returned when seller makes a decision to accept or contest dispute, and a value of DISPUTE_CLOSED is returned when a payment disute is resolved. See ActivityEnum for an explanation of each of the values that may be returned here.

Occurrence: Always


This enumeration value indicates the actor that performed the action. Possible values include the BUYER, SELLER, CS_AGENT (eBay customer service), or SYSTEM.

Occurrence: Always

HTTP status codes

This call can return one of the following HTTP status codes. For an overview of the status codes, see HTTP status codes in Using eBay RESTful APIs.

404Invalid Payment Dispute Id
500Internal Server Error

Error codes

For more on errors, plus the codes of other common errors, see Handling errors.

33000API_FULFILLMENTAPPLICATIONThere was a problem with an eBay internal system or process. Contact eBay developer support for assistance.
33001API_FULFILLMENTREQUESTInvalid Payment Dispute Id


This call has no warnings.


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Note: Identifiers, such as order IDs or user IDs, and personal data in these samples might be anonymized or may no longer be active on eBay. If necessary, substitute current, relevant eBay data in your requests.

Sample 1: Get all activity of a payment dispute

Get all activity of a specific payment dispute.


Seller inputs a unique payment dispute identifier into the call URI to retrieve all activity of this payment dispute.



The activity for the specified payment dispute was successfully retrieved. For this payment dispute, four actions occurred: the dispute was opened, the dispute was updated, the seller accepted the dispute, and then the dispute was closed.