Card Update - emvchipupdatetxn

This section describes the message parameters for EMV Card Update transaction processing, which you can submit using the XML API integration method. Refer to the Integration Methods section for more information.

The emvchipupdatetxn transaction updates the system with information from the chip card. The chip card may update the transaction data after the Issuer information has been received from the emvchipsale response.

If the chip card accepts the Issuer authorization (does not decline by card), submit emvchipupdatetxn to complete the transaction.

In this section:

For the entire list of API endpoints, refer to API Endpoints.


Field nameDescriptionRequiredLengthData type
ssl_merchant_idMerchant ID
Elavon-assigned Converge Account ID (AID).
Required6 or 7numeric
ssl_user_idConverge User ID
The user ID with Hosted Payment API User status that can send transaction requests through the terminal.
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.
ssl_transaction_typeTransaction Type
Valid value:  emvchipupdatetxn
ssl_txn_idTransaction ID
Unique identifier of the previously approved Sale (emvchipsale) transaction.
[Integrated Circuit Card]
ssl_icc_isrIssuer Script Results
Describes the results of the terminal script processing.
ssl_icc_tsiTransaction Status Information
Valid values:
  • A - Accepted
  • E - Error Detected
[Signature Data]
ssl_signature_imageSignature Image
Digital version of the cardholder’s signature.
OptionalBLOBBase64 Encoded
ssl_image_typeSignature Image Format
File format of the signature image.
Valid values:  GIF, TIF, JPG, PNG


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
A result of SUCCESS indicates that the system was updated.
ssl_txn_idTransaction ID
Unique identifier of the 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.