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:


Field name Description Required Length Data type
ssl_merchant_id Merchant ID
Elavon-assigned Converge account ID.
Required 15 numeric
ssl_user_id Converge User ID
The user ID with Hosted Payment API User status that can send transaction requests through the terminal.
Required 15 alphanumeric
ssl_pin Terminal 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.

Required 64 alphanumeric
ssl_transaction_type Transaction Type
Valid value: emvchipupdatetxn
Required 20 alphanumeric
ssl_txn_id Transaction ID
Unique identifier of the previously approved Sale (emvchipsale) transaction.
Required 46 alphanumeric
[Integrated Circuit Card]
ssl_icc_isr Issuer Script Results
Describes the results of the terminal script processing.
Optional 84 alphanumeric
ssl_icc_tsi Transaction Status Information
Valid values:
A - Accepted
E - Error Detected
Optional 1 alphanumeric
[Signature Data]
ssl_signature_image Signature Image
Digital version of the cardholder's signature.
Optional BLOB Base64 Encoded
ssl_image_type Signature Image Format
File format of the signature image.
Valid values: GIF, TIF, JPG, PNG
Optional 3 alphanumeric


Field name Description
ssl_result Transaction Outcome
An ssl_result = 0 indicates an approved transaction.
An ssl_result not equal to 0 indicates a declined and unauthorized transaction.
ssl_result_message Transaction Result Message
A result of SUCCESS indicates that the system was updated.
ssl_txn_id Transaction ID
Unique identifier of the transaction.
[Error] Returned only if an error occurs. Refer to the Error Codes section for more information.
errorCode Error 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.
errorMessage Error Message
Detailed explanation of the error. This field may be changed based on merchant configuration in the user interface.
errorName Error Name
Error name or reason for the error.