[ic] Refunds via [charge]

Grant emailgrant at gmail.com
Tue Aug 11 23:06:48 UTC 2009

>> Can the [charge] tag be used to refund a card?  I'm not sure how this
>> could be done since the mv_credit_card_* stuff is not known at that
>> point.  Can the original transaction ID be set to a variable that
>> [charge] will use to apply the credit?
>> - Grant
>> _______________________________________________
> Hi Grant,
> I recently implemented this for a client who uses Authorize.net. This
> payment gateway requires you have:
> * The transaction is submitted with the valid transaction ID
> (x_trans_id) of an original, successfully settled transaction.
> * The amount being requested for refund is less than or equal to the
> original settled amount.
> * The sum amount of multiple Credit transactions submitted against the
> original transaction is less than or equal to the original settled amount.
> * At least the last four digits of the credit card number (x_card_num)
> used for the original, successfully settled transaction are submitted.
> An expiration date is not required.

I got an error about a missing expiration date until I entered a bogus
one.  It went through just fine that way.  Just thought I'd mention

> * The transaction is submitted within 120 days of the settlement date of
> the original transaction.
> Here's a code snippet
> [charge
>   route='authnet'
>   orderid='transactionid_issued_at_sale'

Just for clarification for others, this seems to be order_id, not orderid.

>   amount=$refund_as_postive_number
>   auth_code='authcode_issued_at_sale',

I didn't include an auth_code and it processed fine.

Thanks again for your help.

- Grant

>   transaction='CREDIT',
>   log_to_error=1
>  ]
> In the case of Authorize.net you need to pass a transaction type of
> CREDIT to the charge tag. I had to start saving the last 4 digits of the
> credit card number and the expiration date to the transactions table to
> allow the refund. I had to also create a screen which would allow my
> client to process the refund adn include any necessary credit card info
> I am working on implementing on a solution that can be committed to the
> core.
> Thanks,
> Chris
> --
> Chris Kershaw
> End Point Corp.
> Direct Line: 919-249-5356
> Fax: 866-281-1373
> http://www.endpoint.com

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