Server Release Notes for April 6, 2004

Payment Services

If you use Paymentech as your electronic check processor, you can now use eFunds ID Verification to validate against various data sources that the customer's identity information (name, address, and phone number) has been previously associated with the bank account number and routing number. See the Electronic Check Services Implementation Guide for more information about this new feature. You must contact Paymentech to sign up for eFunds ID Verification.

If you use Paymentech as your credit card or electronic check processor, you may be eligible to process payments that use encoded account numbers (referred to as encrypted account numbers by Paymentech). The encoded account number is not the actual credit card or bank account number, but a substitute number provided to you by the issuing bank. For more information, see the Credit Card Services Implementation Guide or the Electronic Check Services Implementation Guide.

If you use Paymentech as your credit card processor, the value that you receive for the transaction reference number in an authorization, capture, or credit reply will now appear slightly different. To accommodate the needs of Paymentech and certain card associations, CyberSource will now ensure that the first 8 characters in the 16-character value that we return to you are unique. If you use the SCMP API, you receive this value in these fields: auth_trans_ref_no, bill_trans_ref_no, and credit_trans_ref_no. If you use one of the Web Services APIs, you receive this value in these fields: ccAuthReply_reconciliationID, ccCaptureReply_reconciliationID, and ccCreditReply_reconciliationID.

Advanced Fraud Screen

If you use Advanced Fraud Screen, you may now receive an additional Information Code: UNV-OC. This code indicates that the area code or the prefix (or both) for the customer's phone number is invalid.

Reports: New ESD Report Format

For users of CyberSource's Electronic Software Delivery Services: All of the reports for ESD are being switched from a basic summary format to a downloadable CSV format. You can still view the reports that were generated prior to this change, but all new versions generated after March 31 will use the downloadable CSV format. The change affects the following reports:

  • Digital Download Report
  • Distributor Report (also splitting into two reports, see below)
  • ELC Report
  • Serial Number Report

Also, the Distributor Report is being split into two reports:

  • Distributor Sales Report
  • Distributor Returns Report

If you already subscribe to the old format ESD reports, CyberSource will automatically switch your subscription so that you are subscribed to these new format reports. Merchants who have never used any of the ESD reports before and now want to receive ESD reports will need to contact Customer Support to subscribe to the reports.

Reports: Deprecated Reports

The reports listed below have been deprecated. You can still view the existing reports that were generated prior to the deprecation, but no new versions of these reports will be produced after March 31.

  • Payment Postal Code Distribution Report (sorted by Sales Amount)
  • Payment Postal Code Distribution Report (sorted by Sales Volume)
  • Payment Postal Code Distribution Report (sorted by Average Sales Amount)
  • Smart Authorization Profile Code Distribution Report
  • Smart Authorization Profile Code Summary Report
  • Smart Authorization Profile Code Analysis Report

Web Services APIs

Version 1.6 of the Web Services APIs has been released. For more information, see the Web Services API Release Notes, which are available on the Support Center.