Scrolling Receipt Request Message (Tran Type 36-10)

Simplify supports a Scrolling Receipt Request message from the POS process. If Simplify receives this message, it responds by displaying the data sent in the request. There are currently two types of supported data: item data and a running order total. There is no Response message.

After a Scrolling Receipt Request message is sent, the only message types that can be processed next are additional Scrolling Receipt Request messages or a Scrolling Receipt Stop message.

If additional Scrolling Receipt Request messages are sent, the additional item data will be appended to the existing item data display and the running total will be updated with the most recent total. If the item data will not all fit on the screen, the oldest item data will not be displayed.

The display of scrolling receipt data is terminated by sending a Scrolling Receipt Stop message (36-11). When the PIN Pad receives this message, it will display the Idle screen. The PIN Pad will then be available to process messages as usual.

Field 5001 Format

MessageDescription
(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
RequestThis field can be included in the Scrolling Receipt Request message. It allows the POS system to send up to 2 lines of text to be displayed on the screen (in addition to the canned text on the screen).
  • TTT - Currently defined tags are:
    • 001 – The data describing the item just scanned.
    • 002 – The running total of the price of all items, to be displayed on the bottom of the screen.
    If tags other than 001 and 002 are sent, they will be ignored.
  • VVV..VV – This field should contain data formatted for the desired display output. The maximum length will depend on the platform.
(No Response message)

Sample Message

Request

An example of an Scrolling Receipt Request Message (from the POS to Simplify) is:

API Field #, ValueDescription
0001,36Transaction Type 36. Non-Financial message
0011,xxx..User Data. See Simplify-Controlled Field Definitions for the use of this field
5001, 001011Merchandise002008SubTotalNon-Financial Data
  • 001 = Tag for data describing the item just scanned
  • 011 = Length of data for Tag 001
  • Merchandise = Data for Tag 001
  • 002 = Tag for running total of the price of all items, to be displayed on the bottom of the screen.
  • 008 = Length of data for Tag 002
  • SubTotal = Data for Tag 0002