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Step 3: Create a transfer

Create a transfer by specifying your funding source as the source and the Customer or Account as the destination. If the destination is a Customer, it is recommended that you send to the funding source that belongs to the Customer as opposed to the Customer resource itself (e.g. https://api-uat.dwolla.com/funding-sources/04173e17-6398-4d36-a167-9d98c4b1f1c3).

Request and response (view schema in ‘raw’)

POST https://api-uat.dwolla.com/transfers
Accept: application/vnd.dwolla.v1.hal+json
Content-Type: application/vnd.dwolla.v1.hal+json
Authorization: Bearer 0Sn0W6kzNicvoWhDbQcVSKLRUpGjIdlPSEYyrHqrDDoRnQwE7Q
{
    "_links": {
        "source": {
            "href": "https://api-uat.dwolla.com/funding-sources/5cfcdc41-10f6-4a45-b11d-7ac89893d985"
        },
        "destination": {
            "href": "https://api-uat.dwolla.com/customers/c7f300c0-f1ef-4151-9bbe-005005aa3747"
        }
    },
    "amount": {
        "currency": "USD",
        "value": "225.00"
    },
    "metadata": {
        "customerId": "8675309",
        "notes": "For work completed on Sept. 1, 2015"
    }
}

...

HTTP/1.1 201 Created
Location: https://api-uat.dwolla.com/transfers/d76265cd-0951-e511-80da-0aa34a9b2388
transfer_request = {
  :_links => {
    :source => {
      :href => "https://api-uat.dwolla.com/funding-sources/5cfcdc41-10f6-4a45-b11d-7ac89893d985"
    },
    :destination => {
      :href => "https://api-uat.dwolla.com/customers/c7f300c0-f1ef-4151-9bbe-005005aa3747"
    }
  },
  :amount => {
    :currency => "USD",
    :value => "225.00"
  },
  :metadata => {
    :customerId => "8675309",
    :notes => "For work completed on Sept. 1, 2015"
  }
}

# Using DwollaV2 - https://github.com/Dwolla/dwolla-v2-ruby (Recommended)
transfer = account_token.post "transfers", transfer_request
transfer.headers[:location] # => "https://api-uat.dwolla.com/transfers/d76265cd-0951-e511-80da-0aa34a9b2388"

# Using DwollaSwagger - https://github.com/Dwolla/dwolla-swagger-ruby
transfer = DwollaSwagger::TransfersApi.create(:body => transfer_request)
transfer # => "https://api-uat.dwolla.com/transfers/d76265cd-0951-e511-80da-0aa34a9b2388"
var transferRequest = {
  _links: {
    source: {
      href: 'https://api.dwolla.com/funding-sources/5cfcdc41-10f6-4a45-b11d-7ac89893d985'
    },
    destination: {
      href: 'https://api.dwolla.com/customers/c7f300c0-f1ef-4151-9bbe-005005aa3747'
    }
  },
  amount: {
    currency: 'USD',
    value: '225.00'
  },
  metadata: {
    customerId: '8675309',
    notes: 'For work completed on Sept. 1, 2015'
  }
};

accountToken
  .post('transfers', transferRequest)
  .then(function(res) {
    res.headers.get('location'); // => 'https://api.dwolla.com/transfers/d76265cd-0951-e511-80da-0aa34a9b2388'
  });
transfer_request = {
  '_links': {
    'source': {
      'href': 'https://api.dwolla.com/funding-sources/5cfcdc41-10f6-4a45-b11d-7ac89893d985'
    },
    'destination': {
      'href': 'https://api.dwolla.com/customers/c7f300c0-f1ef-4151-9bbe-005005aa3747'
    }
  },
  'amount': {
    'currency': 'USD',
    'value': '225.00'
  },
  'metadata': {
    'customerId': '8675309',
    'notes': 'For work completed on Sept. 1, 2015'
  }
}

# Using dwollav2 - https://github.com/Dwolla/dwolla-v2-python (Recommended)
transfer = account_token.post('transfers', transfer_request)
transfer.headers['location'] # => 'https://api.dwolla.com/transfers/d76265cd-0951-e511-80da-0aa34a9b2388'

# Using dwollaswagger - https://github.com/Dwolla/dwolla-swagger-python
transfers_api = dwollaswagger.TransfersApi(client)
transfer = transfers_api.create(body = transfer_request)
transfer # => 'https://api.dwolla.com/transfers/d76265cd-0951-e511-80da-0aa34a9b2388'
<?php
$transfer_request = array (
  '_links' => 
  array (
    'source' => 
    array (
      'href' => 'https://api-uat.dwolla.com/funding-sources/5cfcdc41-10f6-4a45-b11d-7ac89893d985',
    ),
    'destination' => 
    array (
      'href' => 'https://api-uat.dwolla.com/customers/c7f300c0-f1ef-4151-9bbe-005005aa3747',
    ),
  ),
  'amount' => 
  array (
    'currency' => 'USD',
    'value' => '225.00',
  ),
  'metadata' => 
  array (
    'customerId' => '8675309',
    'notes' => 'For work completed on Sept. 1, 2015',
  ),
);

$transferApi = new DwollaSwagger\TransfersApi($apiClient);
$transfer = $transferApi->create($transfer_request);

print($transfer); # => https://api-uat.dwolla.com/transfers/d76265cd-0951-e511-80da-0aa34a9b2388
?>

Financial institutions play an important role in the Dwolla network.

Dwolla, Inc. is an agent of Veridian Credit Union and Compass Bank and all funds associated with your account in the Dwolla network are held in pooled accounts at Veridian Credit Union and Compass Bank. These funds are not eligible for individual insurance, including FDIC insurance and may not be eligible for share insurance by the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund. Dwolla, Inc. is the operator of a software platform that communicates user instructions for funds transfers to Veridian Credit Union and Compass Bank.