Credit Card Force - ccforce

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Credit Card Force is deprecated and Elavon advises against using Credit Card Force in new integrations.

This page will be maintained for legacy integrators but we recommend using Credit Card Complete if at all possible.

This section describes the message parameters for Credit Card Force transaction processing, which you can submit using the Hosted Payments, Checkout.js, and XML API integration methods. Refer to the Integration Methods section for more information.

The ccforce transaction places a previously authorized transaction into the current Unsettled batch.

In this section:

Request

Field nameDescriptionRequiredLengthData type
ssl_merchant_idMerchant ID
Elavon-assigned Converge account ID.
Required15numeric
ssl_user_idConverge user ID
The user ID with Hosted Payment API user status that can send transaction requests through the terminal.
Required15alphanumeric
ssl_pinTerminal ID
Unique identifier of the terminal that will process the transaction request and submit to the Converge gateway.
The ssl_user_id sending the transaction request must be associated with the terminal that will process the request.
Required64alphanumeric
ssl_transaction_typeTransaction Type
Valid value:ccforce
Required20alphanumeric
ssl_amountTransaction Amount
The Sale amount that includes the Net and Sales Tax amounts.
For Tip Processing, the Sale amount must not include the Tip amount.
For terminals that are set up with the Multi Currency credit payment option, make sure that the number of decimal places are correct as some currencies have 0 (like JPY) or 3 (like BHD) decimal places.
Format: Number with 2 decimals places
Required11numeric
ssl_approval_codeTransaction Approval Code
Unique code returned by the credit card processor that indicates the approval status of the transaction.
Required6numeric
[Card data]Use the appropriate card data parameters for the transaction.
ssl_card_numberCard number
Card number as it appears on the credit card.
Required when adding an installment record using a card number.
Conditional18numeric
ssl_exp_dateCard’s Expiry Date
Date when the card becomes invalid.
Format: MMYY
Required if ssl_card_number is not null.
Conditional4numeric
ssl_card_presentCard Present Indicator
Indicates whether the card is physically present during the transaction.
Valid values:
- Y - Card present
- N - Card not present
Recommended for hand-keyed transactions.
Optional1alphanumeric
ssl_track_dataRaw Track I and/or II Data
Track data captured from the card’s magnetic stripe. The data includes beginning and ending sentinels, card’s expiry date, cardholder’s first name and last name.
Required for swiped and contactless transactions.
Conditional76alphanumeric
ssl_enc_track_dataEncrypted Raw Track I and/or II Data
Encrypted Track I and/or II data captured from the card’s magnetic stripe when using an Ingenico encrypting device. The data includes beginning and ending sentinels, card’s expiry date, cardholder’s first name and last name.
Conditional160alphanumeric
ssl_enc_track_data_formatEncrypted Raw Track I and/or II Data Format
Format of the track data captured from the card’s magnetic stripe.
Valid value:ROAM_GENERIC_TDES_EMV
Required if card is read from a ROAM device.
Conditional--
ssl_encrypted_track1_dataEncrypted Raw Track I Data
Encrypted Track I data captured from the card’s magnetic stripe when using a MagTek encrypting device. The data includes beginning and ending sentinels, card’s expiry date, cardholder’s first name and last name.
Required for swiped and contactless transactions.
Conditional160alphanumeric
ssl_encrypted_track2_dataEncrypted Raw Track II Data
Encrypted Track II data captured from the card’s magnetic stripe when using a MagTek encrypting device.
Conditional160alphanumeric
ssl_ksnKey Serial Number
Unique identifier generated from the swiped payment card and returned by the encrypting device. The KSN encrypts the PAN data through the DUKPT method.
Required if using ssl_enc_track_data, ssl_encrypted_track1_data or ssl_encrypted_track2_data.
Conditional20alphanumeric
ssl_vm_mobile_sourceMobile Source
Valid values:
- BBERRY - BlackBerry Mobile Device
- ADROID - Android Mobile Device
- ITUNES - Apple Mobile Device
- WIN8 - Windows WIN8-based Device
- NOMOB - Non-mobile Device
Required for encrypting devices.
Conditional-alphanumeric
ssl_vendor_idVendor ID
Unique vendor identifier assigned by Elavon.
Required for encrypting devices.
Conditional8alphanumeric
ssl_mobile_idMobile ID
Unique assigned mobile identification number of each mobile device in use as determined by the merchant.
Optional for encrypting devices.
Conditional50alphanumeric
ssl_tokenCredit Card Token
Encrypted card data that can replace ssl_card_number.
Important:
- The token must already be stored in Card Manager.
- Use only if the terminal is set up with the Tokenization terminal option.
Conditional20alphanumeric
ssl_pos_modePOS Device Data Entry Capability
Indicates how the POS device captures card data.
Valid values:
- 01 - Manual entry only
- 02 - Magnetic swipe-capable
- 03 - Proximity or contactless-capable
- 04 - EMV chip-capable (ICC) - Contact only with magnetic stripe
- 05 - EMV chip-capable (ICC) - Dual interface with magnetic stripe
Optional2numeric
ssl_entry_modeTransaction Entry Indicator
Indicates how the track data was captured.
Valid values:
- 01 - Key entered - Card not present
- 02 - Key entered - Card present
- 03 - Swiped (default)
- 04 - Proximity/Contactless
Optional2numeric
[Doing Business As]Use only on terminals that are set up with the DBA Name terminal option.
ssl_dynamic_dbaDoing Business As Name
Merchant-defined descriptors that replace the merchant’s business name on credit card statements.
Format: Prefix*Descriptor
Length: Prefix = 3, 7, or 12, Asterisk = 1, Descriptor = 21 - (Prefix + Asterisk)
Example: MANYMAG*BAKERS MONTHLY
Optional21alphanumeric
[Tokenization]Use only on terminals that are set up with the Tokenization terminal option.
ssl_get_tokenGenerate Token Indicator
Indicates whether to generate a token when submitting the card data.
Valid values:
- Y - Authorize transaction and generate token
- N - Do not generate token (Default)
If set to Y, the following parameters are mandatory:
Hand-keyed
- ssl_card_number
- ssl_exp_date
Swiped/Contactless
- ssl_track_data
Encrypted Swiped/Contactless
- ssl_enc_track_data (Ingenico)
- ssl_encrypted_track1_data (MagTek)
- ssl_encrypted_track2_data (MagTek)
Optional1alphanumeric
ssl_add_tokenAdd to Card Manager Indicator
Indicates whether to generate and store the token in Card Manager.
Valid values:
- Y - Authorize transaction, generate and store token
- N - Do not store token (Default)
Optional1alphanumeric
[Tip Processing]Use only on terminals that are set up with the Market Segment set to Service
ssl_tip_amountTip or Gratuity Amount
Amount to add or update to the transaction amount.
Format: Number with 2 decimal places.
Required11numeric
ssl_serverServer ID
Unique identifier of the clerk, waiter, waitress or cashier.
Optional8alphanumeric
ssl_shiftShift ID
Unique identifier of the time period, course or service type.
Optional4alphanumeric
[Card Verification]Use only on terminals that are set up with the CVV2, CVC2, CID credit card payment option.
ssl_cvv2cvc2Card Verification Value / Card Validation Code
Card security code or number printed on the card and commonly used for card not present payment transactions.
Optional4numeric
ssl_cvv2cvc2_indicatorCard Verification Value / Card Validation Code Indicator
Indicates the status of the card security code or number during the transaction.
Valid values:
- 0 - Bypassed
- 1 - Present
- 2 - Illegible
- 9 - Not Present
Optional1numeric
[Purchasing Cards]Use only on terminals that are set up with the Purchasing Card 2 credit card payment option.
ssl_customer_codeCustomer Code or Purchase Order Number
Customer ID or PO number specified in the billing statement of the cardholder.
Optional17alphanumeric
ssl_salestaxSales Tax
Tax amount to add to the purchase or sales amount.
For a tax exempt transaction, enter 0.00.
Format: Amount with 2 decimal places.
Optional8alphanumeric
[Invoice Number]Use only on terminals that are set up with the Invoice Number credit card payment option.
ssl_invoice_numberInvoice/Ticket Number
Unique identifier of the invoice or ticket.
Optional25alphanumeric
[Multi-Currency Conversion]Use only on terminals that are set up with the Multi Currency credit card payment option. Refer to the Multi-Currency Conversion (MCC) section for more information on processing MCC transactions.
ssl_transaction_currencyTransaction Currency
The currency ISO code that the merchant applies to their goods or services.
Default: USD or CAD
Optional3alphanumeric
[Travel Data]Use only on terminals that are set up with the Travel Data credit card payment option.
ssl_departure_DateTravel Departure Date
Date sent to the Merchant Airline Risk Monitoring System (MARMS) to monitor risks associated with advanced booking.
Format: MM/DD/YYYY
Optional10alphanumeric
ssl_completion_DateTravel Completion Date
Date sent to the Merchant Airline Risk Monitoring System (MARMS) to monitor risks associated with advanced booking.
Format: MM/DD/YYYY
Optional10alphanumeric
[Optional Fields]
ssl_avs_addressAddress Line 1
Commonly the house number and street name on the cardholder’s / customer’s account or billing address.
Address Verification Service (AVS) data compared with the address on the card issuer’s file.
Recommended for hand-keyed transactions to qualify for better interchange rates.
Optional30alphanumeric
ssl_avs_zipPostal or ZIP Code
ZIP code on the cardholder’s account or billing address.
(AVS) data compared with the postal or ZIP code on the card issuer’s file.
Recommended for hand-keyed transactions to qualify for better interchange rates.
Optional9alphanumeric
ssl_descriptionMerchant-defined Transaction Description
Short and custom text to describe the transaction.
Optional255alphanumeric

Response

Field nameDescription
ssl_resultTransaction Outcome
An ssl_result = 0 indicates an approved transaction.
An ssl_result not equal to 0 indicates a declined and unauthorized transaction.
ssl_result_messageTransaction Result Message
Refer to the Payment Card Response Codes section for an extensive list of possible returned messages.
ssl_txn_idTransaction ID
Unique identifier of the transaction.
ssl_txn_timeProcessing Date and Time
Indicates when Converge processed the transaction.
Format: MM/DD/YYYY hh:mm:ss AM/PM
Example: 03/18/2010 10:34:10 AM
ssl_approval_codeTransaction Approval Code
Unique code returned by the credit card processor that indicates the approval status of the transaction.
ssl_amountTotal Authorized/Approved Transaction Amount
Returned based on merchant setup.
ssl_card_numberMasked Card Number
Converge only returns the first 2 or last 4 digits of the regular PAN, or the last 4 digits of the actual card number if it is an association token (example, ApplePay).
ssl_card_short_descriptionShort Card Brand Name
Valid values:AMEX, CUP, DISC, MC, PP, and VISA
ssl_card_typePayment Type
Valid value:CREDITCARD
[Tokenization]Returned only if Tokenization parameters are sent in the request.
ssl_tokenToken
Generated from the credit card number.
ssl_token_responseToken Generation Outcome
A value of SUCCESS indicates Converge generated the token. Other values returned are FAILURE, Action Not Permitted, Invalid Token, Not Permitted, and Acct Verification Failed.
ssl_add_token_responseAdd to Card Manager Outcome
Valid values:
- Card Added
- Card Updated
- Not Permitted
- FAILURE - First Name - is required
[Tip Processing]Returned only if Tip parameters are sent in the request.
ssl_base_amountBase Amount
Original transaction amount sent in the request. Returned based on the terminal setup.
ssl_tip_amountTip Amount
Added or updated tip or gratuity amount. Returned based on the terminal setup.
ssl_serverServer ID
Server identifier sent in the request. Returned based on the terminal setup.
ssl_shiftShift
Shift information sent in the request. Returned based on the terminal setup.
[Address Verification Service]Returned only if AVS parameters are sent in the request.
ssl_avs_responseAddress Verification Response Code
Refer to the AVS Response Codes section for a complete list of AVS response codes.
[Card Verification]Returned only if CVV / CVC / CID parameters are sent in the request.
ssl_cvv2_responseCard Verification Response Code
Refer to the CVV2/CVC2 Response Codes section for a complete list of CVV/CVC2 response codes.
[Invoice Number]Returned only if Invoice Number parameters are sent in the request.
ssl_invoice_numberInvoice Number
The invoice number or ticket number sent in the original request.
[Multi-Currency Conversion]Returned only if MCC parameters are sent in the request.
ssl_transaction_currencyTransaction Currency
[Dynamic Currency Conversion]Returned only if the terminal is set up with the Dynamic Currency credit card payment option.
Refer to the Dynamic Currency Conversion (DCC) section for more information on retrieving the following DCC transaction parameters.
ssl_txn_currency_codeTransaction Currency Code
The cardholder’s billing currency code.
ssl_markupMarkup
The markup applied to the Reference Exchange Rate when calculating the ssl_conversion_rate value to use for converting the merchant’s Pricing Currency to ssl_txn_currency_code.
ssl_conversion_rateConversion Rate
Exchange rate applied to the conversion of ssl_amount.
ssl_cardholder_amountCardholder Amount
Total amount in the cardholder’s billing currency.
ssl_cardholder_currencyCardholder Currency
ssl_cardholder_base_amountBase Amount
Base amount in the cardholder currency. Returned only if Tip Processing parameters are sent in the request.
ssl_cardholder_tip_amountTip Amount
Tip amount in the cardholder currency. Returned only if Tip Processing parameters are sent in the request.
[Partial Approval]Returned only if Partial Approval parameters are sent in the request.
If the customer indicates that they do not wish to continue with the additional tender type, the point of sale application must send a reversal to cancel this payment and reestablish the balance back to the card.
A reversal can be achieved by sending a ccdelete in terminal-based terminals or ccvoid in host-based terminals.
ssl_requested_amountRequested Amount
Original requested amount on partial approvals.
ssl_balance_dueRemaining Balance
The difference between the requested amount and the authorized amount, which the merchant will collect from the customer.
ssl_account_balanceAccount Balance
Available balance on the card, which is 0.00 for a partially authorized transaction.
[Error]Returned only if an error occurs. Refer to the Error Codes section for more information.
errorCodeError Code
Typically, when the transaction failed validation or the request is incorrect. This will prevent the transaction from going to authorization. This is a numeric field.
errorMessageError Message
Detailed explanation of the error. This field may be changed based on merchant configuration in the user interface.
errorNameError Name
Error name or reason for the error.