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  • E-Commerce Application

    Dear experts,

    I'm new in development with A5 and, particulary, with Alpha E-Commerce Application. Now I'm trying to create an application with payment possibility. As I understood the main function used for this purposes is AuthorizeNet_Transaction.Process(), which has a huge list of parameters. However, I didn't find a place where I could put such information about client credit card as CVS code (small 3-digits code on the back side of the card) and Card type (MasterCard, Visa, etc). Can you please kindly advise me what are the parameters for these values? Or I need to use some other function? In A5 help it is written that this function true result

    Indicates TRUE if the transaction server accepted the request and attempted to process the transaction. This return value does not indicate the success or failure of the actual credit card transaction.
    and it is a little bit confusing for me...
    Every help will be appreciated!

    Thank you,

  • #2
    Re: E-Commerce Application

    Hi Olga

    while i dont proccess any transactions with AuthorizeNet
    i can say that a card proccessor doesnt need to know the card type
    as it is part of the card number
    the first digits of the card give the the card type
    ie if a card started with "60" means a discover or novus card and
    if a card started with "37" would be an american express card

    AuthorizeNet_Transaction.Process() is a method of the AuthorizeNet_Transaction OBJECT

    please see the help files at

    as you indicate the function returns success or failure of the transaction processing
    The process() method returns true or false to indicate success or failure of the transaction processing.This however does not indicate success or failure of the actual credit card transaction itself.
    but the method ALSO SETS properties of the object "AuthorizeNet_Transaction" one of which is another object "result" that has properties
    two of which are "response_code" and "Response_Reason_Text" and these
    hold the info as to whether the card was successfully authorized or declined
    and the reason

    the full processing of the response would be
    1st - did the process complete successfully t/f for AuthorizeNet_Transaction.Process()
    2nd if AuthorizeNet_Transaction.Process() was true
    then what was the response code
    (Authorize.Net defines response code 1 as "Approved")
    ('Authorize.Net defines response code 2 as "Declined")
    ('Authorize.Net defines response code 3 as "Error")
    3rd if the response code was "3" then what was the error

    this section of code pretty much explains how to proccess
    a credit card transaction using this method
    again from the help files

    Process the transaction. x.process() will return TRUE if the transaction server accepted the request and attempted to process the transaction.
    'dim result_msg as C
    'result_msg = ""
    'if x.process()then '
    '    dim y as P
    '    y = x.result
    '    result_msg = y.Response_Reason_Text
    '    if (y.response_code = "1")     ' Authorize.Net defines response code 1 as "Approved"
    '       result_msg = ""
    '    elseif (y.response_code = "2")       'Authorize.Net defines response code 2 as "Declined"
    '       result_msg = "Transaction Declined"
    '    elseif (y.response_code = "3")       'Authorize.Net defines response code 3 as "Error"
    '       result_msg = "Transaction Error"
    '    end if
    'else    'if x.process()is false, the transaction server could not be contacted or did not respond in a timely manner
    '    result_msg = "Transaction could not be completed"
    'end if

    now as to the "CVS" code
    i believe that currently most proccessors use the terms
    "CVV" "CVV2" and "CID"

    and looking at AuthorizeNet's
    it says that for "CARD NOT PRESENT" transactions that
    this(CVV2) is an optional field - if you want to use this field then there is a link on pg 49 of the AIM_guide.pdf for further help




    • #3
      Re: E-Commerce Application

      Hi Martin,

      Thank you very much for your detailed answer! Now it comes to be clear : )