Authorizations API

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Match Data

Match Data is the data used to associate the authorized item to the settled item. The following defined match data types include POS Pre-Authorization, Debit Master Card, Visa Check with Transaction Identifiers, Visa Check without Transaction Identifiers.

POS Pre-Authorization
  • Positions 1-12: Last 12 digits of the card number performing the transaction that placed the hold.
  • Positions 13-27: The Terminal Reference is the number from the terminal used in the transaction.
  • Position 28: P (standard POS pre-authorization)
  • Positions 29-30: Blank Fill
  • Positions 31-36: The authorization number for the hold transaction. Use the AP or online host assigned authorization number.
Debit MasterCard®
  • Positions 1-12: Last 12 digits of the card number performing the transaction that placed the hold.
  • Positions 13-27: Terminal Reference is the number from the terminal used in the transaction.
  • Position 28: M (Debit MasterCard® transaction)
  • Positions 29-30: Terminal Day is the 2-digit day of the month when the original transaction occurred.
  • Positions 31-36: The authorization number for the hold transaction. Use the AP or online host assigned authorization number.
Visa Check™ with Transaction Identifiers
  • Positions 1-12: Last 12 digits of the card number performing the transaction that placed the hold.
  • Positions 13-27: The Visa® Transaction Identifier for this transaction.
  • Position 28: V (Visa Check™ transaction)
  • Positions 29-30: Terminal Day is the 2-digit day of the month when the original transaction occurred.
  • Positions 31-36: The authorization number for the hold transaction. Use the AP or online host assigned authorization number.
Visa Check™ without Transaction Identifiers
  • Positions 1-2: Last 12 digits of the card number performing the transaction that placed the hold.
  • Positions 13-20: The Terminal Reference number from the terminal used in the transaction.
  • Positions 21-27: Blank or Space fill
  • Position 28: V (Visa Check transaction)
  • Positions 29-30: Terminal Day is the 2-digit day of the month when the original transaction occurred.
  • Positions 31-36: The authorization number for the hold transaction. Use the AP or online host assigned authorization number.

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