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:


15 | numeric | required
Merchant ID
Elavon-assigned Converge account ID.
15 | alphanumeric | required
Converge User ID
The user ID with Hosted Payment API User status that can send transaction requests through the terminal.
64 | alphanumeric | required
Terminal ID
Unique identifier of the terminal that will process the transaction request and submit to the Converge gateway.
Important: The ssl_user_id sending the transaction request must be associated with the terminal that will process the request.
20 | alphanumeric | required
Transaction Type
Value: emvchipupdatetxn
46 | alphanumeric | required
Transaction ID
Unique identifier of the previously approved Sale (emvchipsale) transaction.
[Integrated Circuit Card]
84 | alphanumeric | optional
Issuer Script Results
Describes the results of the terminal script processing.
1 | alphanumeric | optional
Transaction Status Information
Valid values:
  • A - Accepted
  • E - Error Detected
[Signature Data]
BLOB | Base64 Encoded | optional
Signature Image
Digital version of the cardholder's signature.
3 | alphanumeric | optional
Signature Image Format
File format of the signature image.
Valid values: GIF, TIF, JPG, PNG


Transaction Outcome
An ssl_result = 0 indicates a successful update.
Transaction Result Message
A result of SUCCESS  indicates that the system was updated.
Transaction ID
Unique identifier of the transaction.
Returned only if an error occurs. Refer to the Error Codes section for more information.
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.
Error Message
Detailed explanation of the error. This field may be changed based on merchant configuration in the user interface.
Error Name
Error name or reason for the error.