Bulu Box needed a way to programmatically create recurring profiles in Magento. I pulled some code together to make it happen using an extension as the base from Paradox Labs.
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Creating Recurring Authorize.net CIM Profiles Programmatically in Magento

Author: Tegan Snyder (BuluBox.com) Authorize.Net CIM - Payment model by Paradox Labs (Ryan Hoerr)

When I took the job at Bulu Box. My goal was to move us into a move versatile ecommerce platform. For months we had been successfully using Shopify for product sales and Recurly for subscription billing, but as we wanted to add value to our services we needed to be able to control our own code base. That is why we choose to move towards the Magento platform.

The process of Migrating customers from Recurly into Magento recurring profiles using Authroize.net CIM was very daunting. This code was written to take a list of customers and their credit card data (Thank you Recurly) and import them into Magento as recurring profiles.


Requirements: Authorize.Net CIM extension from Paradox Labs http://www.magentocommerce.com/magento-connect/authorize-net-cim-payment-module-7207.html#tab:reviews

To run upload the folder structure to you Magento root directory CHMOD the appropriate folder for log reporting and set the CONST variables in each file for the logging and CSV data source (I have included an example CSV)

Edit the Authorize.NET constructor settings in HandleOrderCreate.php (app/code/local/Bulubox/Ordermaker/Model/HandleOrderCreate.php)

After you have purchased it one modification needed.

File: app/community/ParadoxLabs/AuthorizeNetCim/Model/Payment.php file
Locate the: [submitRecurringProfile] function

	Right after it checks for a $payment_id
	Before the "Do we need to bill?" comment 
	Add (code below):

		try {

			if (Mage::registry('recurly_move')) {

				$startDate = Mage::registry('start_date');
				$dateFormat = Mage::app()->getLocale()->getDateTimeFormat(Mage_Core_Model_Locale::FORMAT_TYPE_SHORT);
				$localeCode = Mage::app()->getLocale()->getLocaleCode();
				if (!Zend_Date::isDate($startDate, $dateFormat, $localeCode)) {
				    Mage::throwException(Mage::helper('payment')->__('Recurring profile start date has invalid format.'));
				$utcTime = Mage::app()->getLocale()->utcDate(Mage::app()->getStore(), $startDate, true, $dateFormat)->toString(Varien_Date::DATETIME_INTERNAL_FORMAT);

		} catch (Exception $e) {


In the same file search for:	$adtl
		 Before it sets the:	$adtl = array( 

	Add this:

		if (Mage::registry('recurly_move')) {
			$next_cycle = $start;


Open up a bash session in SSH and run:

php initProcess.php