Version Number Inquiry Message (Tran Type 36-06)

Simplify supports a Version Number Inquiry message from the POS.

The POS can send this message to Simplify when it wants to check information about the PIN Pad and its Simplify implementation. Supported information includes the Simplify version and build numbers, other Simplify load information (e.g. parameter file version numbers, TMS Identifier), and PIN Pad serial number data.

The Version Number Inquiry Request does not contain field 5001. The only fields are field 1 (Tran Type = 36) and field 11.

Upon receipt of the request, Simplify will send a Version Number Inquiry Response containing the requested data back to the POS. In addition to the usual Tran Type 36 message fields, this Response includes PIN Pad serial number data in field 5002 and Simplify load information in field 5070.

Field 5001 Format

(Generic format)The format of this field is TTTLLLVVV…VV, where:
TTT is a Tag
LLL is the length of the data.
VVV..VV is the data
Request(Not used
ResponseSimplify program, parameter and build version numbers active in the PIN Pad.
TTT - Currently defined tags are:
006 – Simplify program/parameter/build version values.
LLL = 040
Positions 1-20 - Simplify program and parameter version numbers (20 bytes, right-justified)
Positions 21-40 - Simplify build number using Release number format (20 bytes, right-justified)

Sample Response Message

An example of a Version Number Inquiry Response message (from Simplify to the POS) is:

API Field #, ValueDescription
0001,36Transaction Type. A value of 36 indicates a Non-Financial transaction
0011,xxx..User Data. See Field 11 (User Data).
5001,006040 Ver: 2.28 - 2.28.1 Build: 28115Version number data
    006 = Tag for Simplify Program/Parameter/Build version values
    040 = Length of version number data
    Ver: 2.28 - 2.28.1 = Simplify program and parameter version numbers
    Build: 28115 = Simplify build number
5002,80378002PIN Pad serial number
5070,Merchant: Elavon;Simplify: N-OG-2.03.28115;PARM: 2.28.1;TENDERDEF: 2.28.2;EMVPARM: EMVPARM-E4-2-nocert;TMS: 12345678;Package: 2.28.1;Full SN: 182017303261086002913222;Injected SN: XXXXXX03757500Simplify load information. See Field 5070 (Simplify Information)for more information.