Can we use VAN in our Sandbox environment for testing purpose?

I followed the documentation given in the link - API Reference | Create a Funding Source for an Account (dwolla.com).
I followed the same step in the postman, but i am getting below error, please help!

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@shreya, @spencer, @james Please help!

Hi @sonam – Yes! You’re able to use VANs in Sandbox, but we need to enable it for your account.

We can do one of two things:

  1. Enable VANs for your current Sandbox account. Doing so will cause new Customers to be created on a different financial holdings location than the current one. This means you can only transact with and create VANs for new Customers. Previous customers will need to be migrated over to the new holdings, which requires API calls to a different endpoint. You might want too choose this route if you are already live in Production and want to test the VANs functionality in Sandbox before you roll it out to Prod.

  2. You can create a new Sandbox account, and before you create any customers in it, we can enable VANs for your account. Doing so will eliminate the need to do the extra migration API calls. You might want to choose this route if you aren’t live in production yet and are building out the integration for the first time.

Let me know which path you’d like to go forward with and please share the Sandbox account ID or email!

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Hi @shreya,

Thanks for your response, i want to go with the second option. Please find email as below -
Email :- dejejo3962@pelung.com

Hi @sonam – VANs has been enabled for you account! Please give it a try and let me know if you run into any issues!

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Hi @shreya,

Thank you so much, it’s working as expected!

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Hi @shreya,

Can’t we send amount from VAN to any other funding source? I am trying to send a fund from VAN to another account using API “Create a Transfer”, but it’s giving below error. Could you please let me know how to resolve this?

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Hi @sonam – VANs cannot be used within Dwolla to create transfers to/from other funding-sources since VANs are used externally. However, you are able to simulate these external transfers! in Sandbox. Here’s a guide that walks you through these steps - Getting started in the sandbox | Dwolla API Documentation

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