PX Batch Processor

The Payment Express Batch Processor is designed to process input files containing credit card payment information for authorisation. This application is designed to interface to the Payment Express Server.

Technical Specifications/ Features:

  • Input file
  • A CSV (Comma Separated Value) file is placed into a chosen directory where it will automatically be detected and processed i.e INPUT.CSV
  • Output file
  • Another CSV file is created containing the original transaction and the result for that transaction ie. INPUT_OUT.CSV
  • Optional - "No Duplicate file names" check to ensure the same file is not processed twice

Requirements/Downloads:

Installation

Access the Payment Express Batch Processor download at https://sec.paymentexpress.com/pxmi/logon Open this download file and press Install. By default, the application will be installed to the boot drive in directory "Program Files\Direct Payment Solutions\PxBat".

Use the Setup Tab to modify settings for Payment Express Batch Processor.

Configuration Settings

Type Description
Quote Suffix For Numeric Fields If checked appends a single quote (') to numeric fields like Card Number. This prevents Micorosoft Excel etc from interpreting such fields as a number value causing corruption of the value if the file is later saved by Excel.
No Duplicate Filenames If checked PXBAT will not process a CSV input file if a _OUT file with same filename already exists. Default: Checked.
DDMMYYYY Format If checked PXBAT will output AcquirerDate and DateSettlement dates in DDMMYYYY format where DD is Day or month MM is month 01-12 and YYYY is year. Default: Not checked (dates output in YYYYMMDD format).
Output to SubDirectory If checked PXBAT will move all output filesto a subdirectory named "PROCESSED". If this directory does not exist it is Default: Not checked (output files are created in same directory as input).
YYMM Expiry If checked PXBAT will interpret expiry dates in YYMM format not MMYY. Default: Not checked (date format for expiry dates is MMYY)
TXDelay Number of seconds between transactions. Default: 5 seconds.
Enable Retry If checked automatically retries transactions failed due to a transient condition such as communications failure. Default: Checked (Retry transactions failed due to transient faults).
DPS BillingId If checked a DpsBillingId can be used for recurring billing purposes. If unchecked you can use your own BillingId for token billing transactions. Default: Not checked. Journal If checked a journal of all completed batch files will be kept in a text file within the program's folder. Default: Not checked. LF Line Terminator. If your CSV uses LF (Line Feed) terminators instead of plain CRs (carriage returns) then you should check this box. Available in versions 3.34 and above. Default: Not checked.

Input File Format

Input File format is CSV (Comma Separated Value), Excel style. Each line of the file represents an authorisation, purchase, completion or refund request and has the following format:

TxnType,Account,MerchantReference,CardNumber,Expiry,Amount,DpsTxnRef,CPC,

CardHolderName

Field Parameter Description
1 TxnType Transaction type that you would like to send. Can be Purchase Refund Tipping or Billing type transactions. Valid values are 'A'=Auth 'C'=Completion 'P'=Purchase 'R'=Refund 'V'=Validate 'B'=Bill
2 Account Payment Express account number. Values can be 0-9999 depending upon account to settle to.
3 MerchantReference Free transaction reference field. E.g.: booking reference order reference or invoice number.
4 CardNumber/BillingId/ Card Number. Note - must be followed by a single ' character if this file is loaded and saved using Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. DpsBillingId
5 ExpiryDate Card Expiry Date in MMYY format. Some acquirers do not require this field - contact Payment Express for more details. Also not required if BillingId/DpsBillingId is used.
6 Amount Amount in d.cc format e.g. $1.23 would be 1.23
7 PreAuthNumber/DpsTxnRef Either PreAuthNumber or DpsTxnRef (Preferred) needs to present for completion requests to match against original authorisation. DpsTxnRef will also need to be present for Refund transactions to match the original Purchase Completion or Billing transaction.
8 CPC Corporate Purchase Card transactions. Extended data which will appear on corporate cardholders statements if your merchant account supports it.
9 CardHolderName Cardholder Name if known.

Sample Input Record Format

P,9997,Ref1,4111111111111111,1010,1.23,,,TEST NAME1

The above input line describes a Purchase transaction for account 9997, Merchant Reference "Ref1",card number 4111111111111111, Expiry Date February 2001, amount $1.23, PreAuthNumber blank,reserved valu blank, Card holder name is "TEST NAME1". Additional data (if present is ignored and is not written to output file. Trailing single quotes (') or double quotes (") are ignored. These should be included to prevent the cardnumber etc being interpreted as decimal values by Excel. IE: cardnumber should be input as 4111111111111111' not 4111111111111111.

Output File Format

Input File format is CSV (Comma Separated Value), Excel style. The original filename is used with the suffix "_OUT" appended to the original name. The file type .CSV is preserved. Each line of the file represents an authorisation, purchase, completion or refund result and has the following format:

TxnType,Account,MerchantReference,CardNumber,ExpiryDate,Amount,DpsTxnRef(Input),

CPC,CardHolderName,Result,ResponseCode,ResponseText,DpsTxnRef(Output),

AcquirerDate,AcquirerTime,AuthCode

If the output file name already exists (IE: if the same input file name is used before the original output file is deleted), then a date stamp is appended after the _OUT suffix. In this case, the output filename is INPUT_OUTyyyymmddhhmmss.CSV

Field Parameter Description
1 TxnType Transaction type that you would like to send. Can be Purchase Refund Tipping or Billing type transactions. Valid values are 'A'=Auth 'C'=Completion 'P'=Purchase 'R'=Refund 'V'=Validate 'B'=Bill
2 Account Payment Express account number. Values can be 0-9999 depending upon account to settle to.
3 MerchantReference Free transaction reference field. E.g.: booking reference order reference or invoice number.
4 CardNumber/BillingId/ Card Number. Note - must be followed by a single ' character if this file is loaded and saved using Microsoft Excel spreadsheet DpsBillingId
5 ExpiryDate Card Expiry Date in MMYY format
6 Amount Amount in d.cc format e.g. $1.23 would be 1.23
7 PreAuthNumber/ Either PreAuthNumber or DpsTxnRef (Preferred) needs to present for completion requests to match against original authorisation. DpsTxnRef will also need to be present for Refund transactions to match the original Purchase Completion or Billing transaction. DpsTxnRef
8 CPC Corporate Purchase Card transactions. Extended data which will appear on corporate cardholders statements if your merchant account supports it.
9 CardHolderName Cardholder Name if known.
10 Result Success of the transaction. 0=declined/failed 1=accepted
11 ResponseCode 2 character response code e.g.: "00"
12 ResponseText Text associated with response code. E.g.: "ACCEPTED"
13 AuthCode Authorisation (Approval) code if accepted.
14 DpsTxnRef DPS unique transaction reference of the new transaction
15 AcquirerDate YYYYMMDD
16 AcquirerTime HHMMSS
17 DateSettlement YYYYMMDD

Sample Output Record Format

P,0,Ref1,"4988720008880035",0102,133.20,,345,A J CARDHOULD,1,00,ACCEPTED,886453,

100035REF1,19990912,180922,19990912

The above output line describes a Purchase transaction for account 0, reference "Ref1", card number 4988720007770035, Expiry Date January 2002, amount $133.20, CVC2 value 345, Card holder name is "A J CARDHOULD", Result is 1 (approved), ResponseCode is "00", Text is ACCEPTED, TxnRef is 100035REF1, Date is 12th Sep 1999, Time is 6:09:22pm, Approval Code is 886453 and Date of Settlement is 12 Sept 1999

Batching Scenarios

Purchase Transactions

Input Sample

P,9997,Reference,4111111111111111,1010,1.23,,,TEST NAME

Output Sample

P,9997,Reference,4111111111111111,1010,1.23,,,TEST NAME,1,00,APPROVED,031507,0000000300a7a5e9,20050311,031507,20050311

Note: The DPSTxnRef (0000000300a7a5e9) that can be used later for refund transactions is highlighted in the output.

Refund Transactions using DPSTxnRef

(Version 3.32 & above only)

Input Sample

R,9997,Reference,,,1.23,0000000300a7a5e9,,TEST NAME

Output Sample

R,9997,Reference,,,1.23,0000000300a7a5e9,,TEST NAME,1,00,APPROVED,032042,0000000300a7a5ea,20050311,032042,20050311

Note: The DpsTxnRef is highlighted above. This value is given as the output in the original purchase, complete or billing transaction. All refund transactions need to be matched with the original transaction.

Authorisation Transactions

Input Sample

A,9997,Reference,4111111111111111,1010,1.23,,,TEST NAME

Output Sample

A,9997,Reference,4111111111111111,1010,1.23,,,TEST NAME1,1,00,APPROVED,00113400a7a5c400000003,0000000300a7a5e9,20050307,001134,

20050307

Note: The Pre-Authorisation code (00113400a7a5c400000003) is given back and can be used to complete transactions.

Note: The DpsTxnRef (0000000300a7a5e9) is given back and is the preffered method for matching the completions.

Completion Transactions using Pre-Auth number

Input Sample

C,9997,Reference,,,1.23,03471400a7a5eb00000003,,TEST NAME

Output Sample

C,9997,Reference,4111111111111111,1010,1.23,03471400a7a5eb00000003,,TEST NAME,1,00,APPROVED,035204,0000000300a7a5ed,20050311,035204,20050311

Note: The Pre-Auth Number is highlighted above. This value was given as the output from the original authorisation transaction.

Completion transactions using DPSTxnRef

(Version 3.32 & above only)

Input Sample

C,9997,Reference,,,1.23,0000000300a7a5e9,,TEST NAME

Output Sample

C,9997,Reference,4111111111111111,1010,1.23,0000000300a7a5e9,,TEST NAME,1,00,APPROVED,001314,0000000300a7a5c5,20050307,001314,20050307

Note: The DpsTxnRef is highlighted above. This value was given as the output from the original authorisation transaction. A further DpsTxnRef is given back in the completion response and is unique to the complete transaction and would be used to match a refund against the transaction.

Billing Transactions using BillingID

Input Sample

B,9997,Reference,00000000022367439876215729745683,,1.23,,,TEST NAME

Output Sample

B,9997,Reference,00000000022367439876215729745683,,1.23,0000000300a7a5e9,,TEST NAME,1,00,APPROVED,001314,0000000300a7a5c5,20050307,001314,20050307

Note: On the Setup tab of the PXBAT control panel the check box named "DPS BillingId" needs to be unchecked.

Note: The BillingId used here was 00000000022367439876215729745683

Billing transactions using DpsBillingID

(Version 3.32 & above only)

Input Sample

B,9997,Reference,0000000000518077,,1.23,,,TEST NAME

Output Sample

B,9997,Reference,0000000000518077,,1.23,,,TEST NAME,1,00,APPROVED,104753,00000004010486cd,20050614,104753,20050614

Note: On the Setup tab of the PXBAT control panel the check box named "DPS BillingId" needs to be checked.

Note: The DpsBillingId used here was 0000000000518077

Adding billing cards

(Version 3.46 & above only)

To add a billing card to the Billing Vault and receive a token for subsequent billing purposes you will use a different message format. A format specifier, "X0006", must appear as the first field in every record. Valid TxnTypes are "P", which processes a purchase transaction and stores the card details, "A", which processes an authorisation transaction and stores the card details, and "H", which simply stores the card details without processing a financial transaction.

X0006, TxnType, Operation, Account, Merchant Reference, Card Number, Expiry, Amount, Issue Number, Card holder name, Billing ID

The Billing ID field can be left blank if you intend to obtain and use the DpsBillingId only. For "H" transaction type use an amount of "1.00" which will be disregarded as no financial transaction takes place.

Input Sample

X0006,H,Add,9997,create token 1,4111111111111111,1010,1.00,,C HOLDER,billingID1

Output Sample

X0006,H,Add,9997,create token 1,4111111111111111,1010,1.00,,C HOLDER,billingID1,1,,ADDED,0000050000000019,,,,

The output format has the following properties in addition to the input message -

Authorized (1 or 0), ReCo, Response Text, DpsBillingId, DpsTxnRef, Date, Time, DateSettlement

AVS Transactions

Address verification uses a different file format. The following should be used for the AVS message format and the format specifier "X0003" must appear as the first field in every record.

X0003, TxnType, Account, Merchant Reference, Card Number, Expiry, Amount, PreAuth/DpsTxnRef, Card holder name, Issue Number, AVS Enable, AVS Action, AVS Street Address, AVS Postal Code

Input Sample

X0003,Purchase,9997,merchant reference,4111111111111111,1010,1.00,,C HOLDER,,1,1,123 Elm St,9001

Output Sample

X0003,Purchase,9997,merchant reference,4111111111111111,1010,1.00,,C HOLDER,,1,1,123 Elm St,9001,1,00,APPROVED,A1,MI23286266799FEA,20080707,121844,20080708

The output format has the following properties in addition to the input message -

Authorized (1 or 0), ReCo, Response Text, Authorization Code, DpsTxnRef, Date, Time, DateSettlement

Airline Transactions

(Version 3.44 & above only)

Airline data uses a different file format. The following should be used for the airline data message format and the format specifier "X0004" must appear as the first field in every record.

X0004, TxnType, Account, Merchant Reference, Card Number, Expiry, Amount, PreAuth/DpsTxnRef, Card holder name, Issue Number, EnablePaxInfo, Passenger Name, Ticket Number, Travel Agent Info, Origin, Leg 1 Destination, Leg 2 Destination, Leg 3 Destination, Leg 4 Destination, Leg 1 Carrier, Leg 2 Carrier, Leg 3 Carrier, Leg 4 Carrier, Leg 1 Departure Date, Leg 2 Departure Date, Leg 3 Departure Date, Leg 4 Departure Date, Leg 1 Departure Time, Leg 2 Departure Time, Leg 3 Departure Time, Leg 4 Departure Time, Leg 1 Service Class, Leg 2 Service Class, Leg 3 Service Class, Leg 4 Service Class, Leg 1 Stopover Code, Leg 2 Stopover Code, Leg 3 Stopover Code, Leg 4 Stopover Code, Leg 1 Fare Basis, Leg 2 Fare Basis, Leg 3 Fare Basis, Leg 4 Fare Basis, Leg 1 Flight Number, Leg 2 Flight Number, Leg 3 Flight Number, Leg 4 Flight Number

Input Sample

X0004,Purchase,9997,merchant reference,4111111111111111,1010,1.00,,C HOLDER,

,1,Mr John Smith,08144886622110,Booking ABABAB,HKG,AKL,LHR,KUL,SFO,NZ,NZ,NZ,

NZ,01/06/08,02/06/08,03/06/08,04/06/08,1100,1200,1300,1400,C,C,C,C,O,O,O,X, AF,BF,CF,DF,1001,1002,1003,1004

Output Sample

X0004,Purchase,9997,merchant reference,4111111111111111,1010,1.00,,C HOLDER

,,1,Mr John Smith,08144886622110,Booking

ABABAB,HKG,AKL,LHR,KUL,SFO,NZ,NZ,NZ,NZ,01/06/08,02/06/08,03/06/08,04/06/08,

1100,1200,1300,1400,C,C,C,C,O,O,O,X,AF,BF,CF,DF,1001,1002,1003,1004,1,00,

APPROVED,A00002,MI20283191AD2AD4,20080423,121021,20080424

The output format has the following properties in addition to the input message -

Authorized (1 or 0), ReCo, Response Text, Authorization Code, DpsTxnRef, Date, Time, DateSettlement

Airline and AVS Transactions

(Version 3.44 & above only)

Airline data can be submitted in conjunction with AVS data. The following should be used for the airline data/AVS message format and the format specifier "X0005" must appear as the first field in every record.

X0005, TxnType, Account, Merchant Reference, Card Number, Expiry, Amount, PreAuth/DpsTxnRef, Card holder name, Issue Number, AVS Enable, AVS Action, AVS Street Address, AVS Postal Code, EnablePaxInfo, Passenger Name, Ticket Number, Travel Agent Info, Origin, Leg 1 Destination, Leg 2 Destination, Leg 3 Destination, Leg 4 Destination, Leg 1 Carrier, Leg 2 Carrier, Leg 3 Carrier, Leg 4 Carrier, Leg 1 Departure Date, Leg 2 Departure Date, Leg 3 Departure Date, Leg 4 Departure Date, Leg 1 Departure Time, Leg 2 Departure Time, Leg 3 Departure Time, Leg 4 Departure Time, Leg 1 Service Class, Leg 2 Service Class, Leg 3 Service Class, Leg 4 Service Class, Leg 1 Stopover Code, Leg 2 Stopover Code, Leg 3 Stopover Code, Leg 4 Stopover Code, Leg 1 Fare Basis, Leg 2 Fare Basis, Leg 3 Fare Basis, Leg 4 Fare Basis, Leg 1 Flight Number, Leg 2 Flight Number, Leg 3 Flight Number, Leg 4 Flight Number

Input Sample

X0005,Purchase,9997,merchant reference,4111111111111111,1010,1.00,,C HOLDER,

,1,1,123 Elm St,9001,1,Mr John Smith,08144886622110,Booking ABABAB,HKG,AKL,LHR,KUL,SFO,NZ,NZ,NZ,

NZ,01/06/08,02/06/08,03/06/08,04/06/08,1100,1200,1300,1400,C,C,C,C,O,O,O,X, AF,BF,CF,DF,1001,1002,1003,1004

Output Sample

X0005,Purchase,9997,merchant reference,4111111111111111,1010,1.00,,C HOLDER

,,1,1,123 Elm St,9001,1,Mr John Smith,08144886622110,Booking

ABABAB,HKG,AKL,LHR,KUL,SFO,NZ,NZ,NZ,NZ,01/06/08,02/06/08,03/06/08,04/06/08,

1100,1200,1300,1400,C,C,C,C,O,O,O,X,AF,BF,CF,DF,1001,1002,1003,1004,1,00,

APPROVED,A00002,MI20283191AD2AD4,20080423,121021,20080424

The output format has the following properties in addition to the input message -

Authorized (1 or 0), ReCo, Response Text, Authorization Code, DpsTxnRef, Date, Time, DateSettlement

Message Field Properties

Account (input) Max 4 characters

Accounts with Payment Express can be setup with multiple merchant numbers. This field can be used to specify which merchant number should be used to process the transaction. Allowed values range between 0-9999. If only one merchant account has been setup this value will usually be 1 for a live account. And 9997 for a development account. Please contact Payment Express to confirm the value that should be used in this field.

AcquirerDate (output) Max 8 bytes

Contains the date the transaction was processed in YYYYMMDD format. This field may be blank if the transaction was rejected locally or otherwise not processed by the bank host.

AcquirerTime (output) Max 8 bytes

Contains the date the time of the day the transaction was processed in HHMMSS format. This field may be blank if the transaction was rejected locally or otherwise not processed by the bank host.

Amount (input) Max 13 characters

Set the amount to be charged or refunded (depending on the TxnType). Format is d.cc (d=dollars, c=cents). Max amount is 99999.99

AVS Post Code (output) Datatype: BSTR Max 20 bytes

Address Verification System property. Post Code that is listed on the customer's bank statement.

AVS StreetAddress (output) Datatype: BSTR Max 60 bytes

Address Verification System property. Address that is listed on the customer's bank statement.

AVS Action (output) Datatype: INT Max 1 bytes

Address Verification System property. Values are 0,1 & 2.

  • 0 - do not check AVS details with acquirer, but pass them through to Payment Express only.
  • 1 - Attempt AVS check. If the acquirer doesn't support AVS or is unavailable, then transaction will proceed as normal. If AVS is supported it will check the transaction and give the result.
  • 2 - The transactions needs to be checked by AVS, even if isn't available, otherwise the transaction will be blocked.

The value will most likely be 1 for most circumstances.

BillingId (input) Max 32 characters

This is an identifier generated by the merchant application that is used to identify a customer or billing entry and can be used as input instead of card number and date expiry for subsequent billing transactions.

CardHolderName (output) Max 64 characters

The cardholder name as it appears on customer card.

CardNumber (input) Max 20 characters

The card number. No leading or embedded blanks are permitted. Must contain a numeric value.

Corporate Purchase Card (input) Mandatory 30 characters

Amex Corporate Purchase Card transactions. Extended data, which will appear on corporate cardholders statements if your merchant account supports it. This field needs to be exactly 30 characters, with the first character being an "A". The CPC field contains 2 corparate purchase card reference fields, with the 1st 9 characters after the "A" belonging to Corporate Purchase Card data 1 and the last 20 characters of the CPC input field belonging to Corporate Purchase Card data 2. You will need to pad if your reference is shorter than the required field length.

Example - P,9997,Reference,4111111111111111,1010,1.23,,A4387436 Payment March ,TEST NAME

DateExpiry (input) Max 4 bytes

Indicates card expiry date. Format is MMYY where MM is month 01-12 and Year 00-99. do not insert "/" or other delimiter. Some acquirers do not require this field - contact Payment Express for more details. Also not required if BillingId/DpsBillingId is used.

DateSettlement (output) Max 8 bytes

Indicates Date of settlement (when money will be deposited in Merchant bank account) if this is supported by the Acquirer, otherwise contains the date the transaction was processed in YYYYMMDD format.

DpsTxnRef (input/output) Max 16 Characters

Returned for every transaction. If the transaction was approved, DpsTxnRef can be used as input to a Refund or Completion transaction for other Payment Express products. Used to specify a transaction for refund without supplying the original card number and expiry date. The DpsTxnRef value returned by the original approved Auth transaction must be supplied also when doing a complete transaction.

DpsBillingId (input) Max 16 Characters

When output, contains the Payment Express generated BillingId. Only returned for transactions that are requested by the application with the EnableAddBillCard value set to 1 (true) indicating a token billing entry should be created.

MerchantReference (input) Max 32 Characters

Free text to appear on transaction reports.

ResponseText (output) Max 20 Characters

The Response Text is associated with ResponseCode. For successful transactions this is usually Approved and for unsuccessful transactions this can be a number of texts depending on why the transaction declined. For example it could be Card Expired, Declined, Invalid Card, REFER TO CARD ISSUER, DO NOT HONOUR. All acquirers have their own response texts and should be displayed for better understanding of why the transaction got declined.

ResponseCode (output) Max 2 characters

2 character response code from the bank. Explanation of the ResponseCode is usually provided in the ResponseText.

Result (output) Boolean true/false

Indicates success or failure of the transaction. 1 for successful and 0 for an unsuccessful transaction.

TxnType (input) Max 1 Character

Value Description
P Purchase
R Refund
A Auth
C Completion
V Validate
B Bill