Reversal - emvreverse

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

The emvreverse transaction reverses an approved authorization from an emvchipsale transaction after a decline by card  is received from the Chip card. The Chip card may decline the transaction data even after an Issuer approval, in this case a reversal must be sent to restore the funds back to the card. This action can be performed within 5 minutes after an emvchipsale 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: emvreverse
Required 20 alphanumeric
ssl_txn_id Transaction ID
Unique identifier of the previously approved Sale (emvchipsale) transaction.
Required 46 alphanumeric


Field name Description
ssl_result Transaction Outcome
An ssl_result = 0 indicates a successful reversal.
ssl_result_message Transaction Result Message
A result of SUCCESS indicates that transaction was reversed.
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.