Batch Inquiry Message (Tran Type 14)

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

See the Fusebox Integration Guide under "Transaction Types" > "Batch Create and Inquiry (14)" for more information.

Batch Inquiry Request

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

API Field #, Value Description
0001,14 Transaction Type
0011,xxx.. User Data. See Field 11 for the use of this field
0013,092818 Transaction Date (current date) – MMDDYY
0014,131623 Transaction Time (current time) – HHMMSS
8002,SIMTEST Location Name (provided by Elavon)

Batch Inquiry Response

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

API Field #, Value Description
0001,14 Transaction Type
0013,092818 Transaction Date (current date) – MMDDYY
0014,131629 Transaction Time (current time) – HHMMSS
0011,xxx.. User Data. See Field 11 for the use of this field
0140,USD Merchant Currency
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, SIMTEST Location Name (provided by Elavon)