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I am using GetOrders and I don't ever see any orders in the "Active" state.
Am I doing something wrong, or is there no such thing as an Order in the "Active" state?
An Order can be in the "Active" state in the following situations:
When the AddOrder API call is made. The order is initially set in the "Active" state. The state will change to "Completed" if and when the buyer goes through the eBay checkout flow for the Order. If a new order is created that contains one or more of the transactions in the original order, then the original order will go into the "Inactive" state.