API Documentation

Card Transaction File

A list of debit card transactions which have settled for a given day, containing data specific to debit card transactions. Intended to be paired with the Posted Transaction File for a complete view of the entire transaction detail.

Card Transaction File Definition

This file is created by CorePro on a daily basis. It has the following properties:

  1. Fixed-length. Header row is 129 bytes excluding line endings. Each content row is 384 bytes excluding line endings.
  2. ANSI encoded
  3. Line endings are Windows-style CarriageReturn + LineFeed (\r\n, or 0x0D0A)
  4. File will be available in the relative directory of /PostedTransaction
  5. File name follows a specific, case-sensitive pattern of: yyyyMMddhhmm_DEBITCARDTRANSACTION.TXT
  6. Root-relative path on sftp.corepro.io for that file would be: /PostedTransaction/201809110304_DEBITCARDTRANSACTION.TXT

Format Disclaimer
Social Money reserves the right to append new field(s) to the end of any Header or Content line without notice. This is to allow new data points to be added as needed in a timely fashion.

Implementation Note
Your code should be written such that unexpected characters after the "last" field but prior to the end of each line should be ignored. That is, if the file is documented as being 872 bytes per line, receiving a file with 984 bytes per line should not disrupt your processing. This applies to both Header and Content lines.

File Name Disclaimer
The date in file name should be used as a guideline for human eyes only. Any date-related programmatic dependencies should rely on the FileCreatedDate or FileEffectiveDate contained within the header line of each file, as these will be precise to the second and will be in the appropriate timezone.

Header Row

Property Data Type (Length) Alignment Start Position Description
RecordType string (1) Left 1 The flag for the header row. Will always be H.
FileName string (50) Left 2 The name of this request file excluding path. Will be named following this pattern:
  1. yyyyMMddhhmm_DEBITCARDTRANSACTION.TXT
  2. Example: 201809110304_DEBITCARDTRANSACTION.TXT
RecordCount integer (10) Right 52 The number of records represented within the file.
NOTE: This field is zero-padded on the left side. e.g.: 0000000872
FileCreatedDate datetime (34) Right 62 The date the file was created.
Follows same format as API e.g.: 2014-10-20T10:30:31.456-05:00. See date format details.
FileEffectiveDate datetime (34) Right 96 The date to which the data in the file pertains.
Follows same format as API e.g.: 2014-10-20T23:59:59.999-05:00. See date format details.

Content Row

Property Data Type (Length) Alignment Start Position Description
TransactionId long integer (19) Right 1 The unique identifier for a transaction.
NOTE: This field is zero-padded on the left side. e.g.: 0000000000000000872
MasterId long integer (19) Right 20 The unique identifier for a group of related transactions.
NOTE: This field is zero-padded on the left side. e.g.: 0000000000000000872
CardId integer (10) Right 39 The unique identifier for the card that the transaction occurred against.
NOTE: This field is zero-padded on the left side. e.g.: 0000000872
PANLastFour string (4) Left 49 The rightmost four digits of the 16-digit card number.
CardHolderFirstName string (64) Left 53 The first name of the card holder.
CardHolderMiddleName string (64) Left 117 The middle name of the card holder.
CardHolderLastName string (128) Left 181 The last name of the card holder.
CardAcceptorLocation string (25) Left 309 The location of the merchant where the transaction originated.
CardAcceptorCity string (13) Left 334 The city of the merchant where the transaction originated.
CardAcceptorState string (2) Left 347 The two character state code of the merchant where the transaction originated.
CardAcceptorZip string (9) Left 349 The nine digit postal code of the merchant where the transaction originated.
RetrievalReferenceNumber string (12) Left 358 The Retrieval Reference Number (Field #37 from the ISO-8583 specification) as defined by the network provider. Useful when interfacing with the network provider's support tools or staff.
SystemTraceAuditNumber string (6) Left 370 The System Trace Audit Number (Field #11 from the ISO-8583 specification) as defined by the network provider. Useful when interfacing with the network provider's support tools or staff.
MerchantId string (15) Left 376 The Merchant Identifier (Field #42 from the ISO-8583 specification) as defined by the network provider. Useful to help identify a specific merchant uniquely.
SubTypeCode string (6) Left 391 The Merchant Category Code of the merchant where the transaction originated. Categorizes merchants with similar lines of business together.

Merchant Category Codes (and the Merchant Groups to which they belong)

MerchantGroupCode string (6) Left 397 The Merchant Group Code of the merchant where the transaction originated. This is a higher-level grouping construct for various Merchant Category Codes that all belong to the same "group" of businesses.

Merchant Group Codes

TerminalId string (15) Left 403 The identifier of the terminal at the merchant where the transaction originated.
CashbackAmount int (10) Right 418 The amount of cash given to the user as part of the transaction.
NOTE: This field is zero-padded on the left side, and two decimals will be assumed. e.g.: 0000002000 represents an amount of $20.00.
SurchargeAmount int (10) Right 428 The amount of the surcharge applied as part of the transaction.
NOTE: This field is zero-padded on the left side, and two decimals will be assumed. e.g.: 0000000250 represents an amount of $2.50.
UnverifiedDepositAmount int (10) Right 438 The amount of the check deposit for this transaction.
NOTE: This field is zero-padded on the left side, and two decimals will be assumed. e.g.: 0000005275 represents an amount of $52.75.
CashDepositAmount int (10) Right 448 The amount of cash deposited for this transaction.
NOTE: This field is zero-padded on the left side, and two decimals will be assumed. e.g.: 0000010000 represents an amount of $100.00.

Example Card Transaction File

Content: See 201809071036_DEBITCARDTRANSACTION.TXT
NOTE: Your browser or text editor may wrap the text to fit the window. Actual source file does not wrap.


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