When an Email is received from a payment gateway the transaction details are extracted and put into the database. You can then use the information to:

The information stored (and the processing) is slightly different depending on whether the transaction is a sale, purchase or a donation.

Some of the data stored in the database are:


Items (that make up the transaction)

Customer (for sales)

Merchant (for purchases)


Other information is also stored such as log messages and Emails to be sent.

sellEbit uses a version of the Derby relational database that is supplied by Sun Microsystems. If you are really keen you can use the database GUI to do anything you like with the database.
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