Version Number Inquiry Message (Tran Type 36-06)

Simplify supports a Version Number Inquiry message from the POS process.

The POS system can send Simplify a Version Number Inquiry message when the POS system wants to check the Simplify application and parameter build numbers currently active in the PON Pad. Upon receipt of the Version Number Inquiry message, Simplify will send a Version Number Inquiry Response message containing these values back to the POS system.

Version Number Inquiry Format

The Version Number Inquiry Request / Response messages are Non-Financial messages (Transaction Type 36), with a format as described below.

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
5001,xxx Non-Financial Data (response only)
The format of this field is TTTLLLVVV…VV, where:
    TTT is a Tag.
    LLL is the length of the data
    VVV..VV is the build numbers.
TTT - Currently defined tags for Message Type 06 are:
    006 – Simplify application and parameter build numbers
LLL = 040
VVV..VV format:
    Positions 1-20 – Simplify application build number
    Positions 21-40 – Simplify parameter build number
5002,xxx.. PIN Pad serial number (response only)

Sample Version Number Inquiry Message

Request

An example of a Version Number Inquiry 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

Response

An example of a Version Number Inquiry 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
5001,0060402.18.652.18.1 Version number data
006 = Tag for Simplify application and parameter build numbers
040 = Length of version number data
2.18.65 = Simplify application build number (20 bytes, right justified, padding not shown)
2.18.1 = Simplify parameter build number (20 bytes, right justified, padding not shown)
5002,169018710 PIN Pad serial number