Server Release Notes for August 30, 2006

These release notes apply to the ICS test and production servers.

Request Token

The request token is a new API field that is returned by CyberSource in the replies for all services. You need to store the data of this field because you may need to retrieve and send it in your follow-on service requests. Follow-on transactions are those that reference a previous transaction. The previous transaction is typically an authorization, and the follow-on transactions are typically captures, refunds, and credits.

If you cannot implement the request token immediately, CyberSource will store the request token data for you and retrieve it as necessary when you send follow-on requests. However, you will need to start using the request token before the end of the transition period.

For further information, please read the Request Token Migration Guide or contact your technical account manager.

Transaction Exception Detail Report and Search Option

CyberSource has created a new report called the Transaction Exception Detail Report. This report provides detailed information about transactions that were flagged by CyberSource or by the processor because of errors, such as missing or invalid fields, that you sent in the request data. The report will be available in many forms to all merchants:

  • Daily report in CSV or XML format: You can view and download this report as you already do for all other reports in the reports section of the Business Center.
  • On-demand query: The query can be automated by a computer or viewed by a person, and you can request this report as many times as you wish. You can request this report at any time during the day, starting up to 24 hours in the past and ending at the present time.
  • Exception search: In the Transaction Search area of the Business Center, you can search for errors that may have happened during a specific period of time. With this feature, you can find and correct the errors before the daily report becomes available.

In the future, when your transactions contain errors, you will be notified in the Message Center, and you will be directed to the daily report. For more information, see the Reporting Developer's Guide and the online help (exception search).

New Name for Switch/Maestro Card

For the previous release, the name of the Switch card type was changed to Domestic Maestro. Now it is being changed to Maestro (UK Domestic), which means that it is domestic from a UK point of view. The card type that was formerly called Maestro (before the name change for Switch) is being changed to Maestro (International), which means that it is international from a UK point of view.

Simple Order API

Version 1.22 of the Simple Order API has been released. For information about what has changed, see the Simple Order API Release Notes, which are available on the Support Center.