Batch Inquiry Message (Tran Type 14)

Simplify supports a Batch Inquiry message from the POS process. This message is used to obtain information about a current batch.

The scope of this inquiry is determined in the same manner as for a Batch Close message:

  • If the Terminal ID is sent in Field 109 of the Batch Inquiry Request, the inquiry will only apply to transactions run on the PIN pad specified by this Terminal ID.

  • If the Location Name is sent in Field 8002, the inquiry will apply to transactions run in the entire location specified by this Location Name (typically: one store).

  • If the Chain Code is sent in Field 8006, the inquiry will apply to transactions run for the entire chain specified by this Chain Code.

In the following example, the Location Name is sent in Field 8002, so the inquiry will only apply to transactions run in the specified location.

For more details on this tran type, see the Fusebox Integration Guide.

Sample Batch Inquiry Message

Request

An example of a Batch Inquiry Request message (from the POS process to the Simplify application) is:

API Field #, Value Description
0001,14 Field 1 is the Transaction Type. A value of 14 indicates a Batch Inquiry message.
0011,xxx.. Field 11 is defined as User Data. See Appendix F for the use of this field
8002,SIMTESTVOLT Field 8002 is the Location Name provided by Elavon

Response

An example of a Batch Inquiry Response message (from the Simplify application to the POS process) is:

API Field #, Value Description
0001,14 Field 1 is the Transaction Type. A value of 14 indicates a Batch Inquiry message.
0011,xxx.. Field 11 is defined as User Data. See Appendix F for the use of this field
0140,USD Merchant Currency Trigraph
1003,0022 Gateway Response Code
1004,EMPTY BATCH Host Response Message
1010,EMPTY BATCH Gateway Response Message
1012,0248 Gateway Batch Number
7007,1115126747595135 Transaction Link Identifier. A unique identifier to link transactions
8002,SIMTESTVOLT Field 8002 is the Location Name provided by Elavon