Signature Message (Tran Types 36-01, 36-02)

Simplify supports Signature Request / Response messages from / to the POS process.

The POS system sends Simplify a Signature Request message when the POS system needs to collect a customer signature. Upon receipt of the Signature Request message a pop-up screen prompts the customer for a signature. The customer completes the signature entry (by signing or canceling). Simplify sends a Signature Response message back to the POS system.

Signature Message Format

The Signature Request / Response messages are Non-Financial messages (Transaction Type 36) with the following format.

API Field #, Value Description
0001,36 Transaction Type 36. Non-Financial message
0011,xxx.. Field 11 is defined as User Data. See Appendix F for the use of this field
5000,xxx.. Signature Data
This field will be included on the Signature Response message if signature data was captured
5001,xxx.. Non-Financial Data
This field can be included in the Signature Request message. It is used to allow the POS system to send up to 4 lines of text to be displayed on the signature capture screen (in addition to the ‘canned’ text on the screen).
The format of this field is TTTLLLVVV…VV (repeated up to four times), where:
    TTT is a Tag
    LLL is the length of the data.
    VVV..VV is the data to be displayed.
TTT - Currently defined tags for Message Type 01 are:
    001 – Text line 1 (Maximum length of 40)
    002 – Text line 2 (Maximum length of 40)
    003 – Text line 3 (Maximum length of 40)
    004 – Text line 4 (Maximum length of 40)
Note: If a PIN Pad model supports fewer text lines than defined by this field, the excess lines will be ignored

Sample Signature Message

Request

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

API Field #, Value Description
0001,36 Transaction Type. A value of 36 indicates a Non- Financial transaction
0011,xxx.. Field 11 is defined as User Data. See Appendix F for the use of this field
5001,001019Work order # 112233002018Estimate = $259.00 See format described above
001 = Tag for Text Line 1
019 = Length of text for line 1
Work order # 112233 = Text for line 1
002 = Tag for Text line 2
018 = Length of text for line 2
Estimate = $259.00 = Text for line 2

Response

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

API Field #, Value Description
0001,36 Transaction Type. A value of 36 indicates a Non- Financial transaction
0011,xxx.. Field 11 is defined as User Data. See Appendix F for the use of this field
0052,3 Transponder / Proximity Indicator (3 = contactless, 5 = swiped)
5000,xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx…….xx Signature data