Authorisation for a card payment

Mandatory sub-lines

You can send this sub-line(s) with your batch file only if you encrypt the file with PGP before submitting it.

The PaymentDetails and Card sub-lines described below are mandatory when submitting a card payment authorization request.

PaymentDetails

  • This sub-line specifies transaction amount and customer details.
  • Optional fields: if you do not populate one or more non-mandatory fields and leave them blank, you need in any case to insert delimiting commas because the Adyen payments platform expects a preset, fixed number of fields per line/sub-line. 

Field #

Format

Required

Description

1

Fixed value: SL
(tick)

Record type identifier

2

Numeric [0-9]+

(tick)

SL sub-line record number reference within its parent line.

The counter starts at 1, and it increments sequentially by one unit.

3

Fixed value: PaymentDetails

(tick)

Transaction type.
Defines the required field types for the specific sub-line.

4

Numeric [0-9]+

(tick)

Amount.

5

Numeric [0-9]+

(tick)

6

Alphabetic data [A-Z, a-z]

(tick)

The three-character ISO currency code.

7

Alphabetic data [A-Z, a-z]

(error)

A shopper's reference, which is the unique identifier for a shopper.

Required element for recurring payments and to create recurring contracts.

8

Email address

(error)

The shopper's email address.

Required element for recurring payments and to create recurring contracts.

9

Alphabetic data [A-Z, a-z]

(error)

Shopper statement.
The soft descriptor for the transaction.

10

IP address

(error)

The IP address the shopper used to carry out the transaction.

11

Numeric [0-9]+

(error)

Fraud offset.
The value to be applied to offset the calculated risk score.
It can be either a positive or a negative value.

Card

  • This sub-line holds information about card payments.
  • In an authorization request for card payments, the Card sub-line needs to be submitted as sub-line 2.

Field #

Format

Required

Description

1

Fixed value: SL

(tick)

Record type identifier

2

Numeric [0-9]+

(tick)
SL sub-line record number reference within its parent line.

The counter starts at 1, and it increments sequentially by one unit.

3

Fixed value: Card

(tick)

Transaction type.
Defines the required field types for the specific sub-line.

4

Numeric [0-9]+

(tick)

Card number.

5

Numeric [0-9]+

(tick)

Expiry month.

  • Format: MM, zero-padded (eg: 03)

6

Numeric [0-9]+

(tick)

Expiry year.

  • Format: YYYY (eg: 2016)
7

Numeric [0-9]+

(tick)

CVC code.

  • Three-digit CVC/CVV code (Visa, Mastercard, Discover)
  • Four-digit CVC/CVV code (American Express)

8

Alphabetic data [A-Z, a-z]

(tick)

Cardholder name.

9

Numeric [0-9]+

(error)

Start month.

  • Format: MM, zero-padded (eg: 03)

Maestro UK only.

10

Numeric [0-9]+

(error)

Start year.

  • Format: YYYY (eg: 2016)

Maestro UK only.

11

Numeric [0-9]+

(error)

One-digit card issue number.

Maestro UK only.

Sample batch request file
FH,1.0,TEST,Company,TestCompany,Default,2,ws@Company.TestCompany,Authorisation,FileHeaderEchoData
BH,1,BlockHeaderEchoData
L,1,MerchantAccount,TestMerchant,Authorisation,Test Product 6,
SL,1,PaymentDetails,100,2,SEK,,,,,
SL,2,Card,4111111111111111,06,2016,737,CardHolderName,,,
BT,1
FT,1

Optional sub-lines

The Address, MerchantOrderReference, and ShopperInteraction sub-lines described below can be optionally included in the payment request.

Address

You can use the Address sub-line to include information about the shopper's billing and delivery addresses.
You need to specify billing and deliver addresses on separate Address sub-lines:

  • One Address sub-line containing the billing address information;
  • One Address sub-line containing the delivery address information.

Field #

Format

Required

Description

1

Fixed value: SL

(tick)

Record type identifier

2

Numeric [0-9]+

(tick)
SL sub-line record number reference within its parent line.

The counter starts at 1, and it increments sequentially by one unit.
3

Fixed value: Address

(tick)

Transaction type.
Defines the required field types for the specific sub-line.

4

Allowed values:

  • Billing
  • Delivery

(tick)

The type of address that is being submitted: either a billing or a delivery address.

5

Alphabetic data [A-Z, a-z]

(tick)

Street address.

6

Alphabetic data [A-Z, a-z]

(tick)

House number or name.

7

Alphabetic data [A-Z, a-z]

(tick)

City.

8

Alphabetic data [A-Z, a-z]

(tick)

ZIP/Post code.

9

Alphabetic data [A-Z, a-z]

(tick)

State/Province/Region.

10

Alphabetic data [A-Z, a-z]

(tick)

Two-letter country code.

The country value format needs to adhere to the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 standard. An invalid country code results in a transaction/request rejection. You can look up country codes on the ISO web site.

Example
FH,1.0,TEST,Company,TestCompany,Default,2,ws@Company.TestCompany,Authorisation,FileHeaderEchoDataBH,1,BlockHeaderEchoData
L,1,MerchantAccount,TestMerchant,Authorisation,Test Product 6,
SL,1,PaymentDetails,100,2,SEK,,,,,
SL,2,Card,4111111111111111,06,2016,737,CardHolderName,,,
SL,3,Address,Billing,South Buena Vista Street,500,Burbank,91521,CA,US
SL,4,Address,Delivery,Some Street,123,Some Town,90102,CA,US
BT,1
FT,1

MerchantOrderReference

Field #

Format

Required

Description

1

Fixed value: SL

(tick)

Record type identifier

2

Numeric [0-9]+

(tick)
SL sub-line record number reference within its parent line.

The counter starts at 1, and it increments sequentially by one unit.
3

Fixed value: MerchantOrderReference

(tick)

Transaction type.
Defines the required field types for the specific sub-line.

4

Alphanumeric data

(tick)

Value of your order reference.

Example
FH,1.0,TEST,Company,TestCompany,Default,2,ws@Company.TestCompany,Authorisation,FileHeaderEchoData
BH,1,BlockHeaderEchoData
L,1,MerchantAccount,TestMerchant,Authorisation,Test Product 6,
SL,1,PaymentDetails,100,2,SEK,,,,,
SL,2,Card,4111111111111111,08,2018,737,CardHolderName,,,
SL,3,MerchantOrderReference,XY66AB
BT,1
FT,1

ShopperInteraction

Field #

Format

Required

Description

1

Fixed value: SL

(tick)

Record type identifier

2

Numeric [0-9]+

(tick)
SL sub-line record number reference within its parent line.

The counter starts at 1, and it increments sequentially by one unit.
3

Fixed value: ShopperInteraction

(tick)

Transaction type.
Defines the required field types for the specific sub-line.

4

Allowed values:

  • Moto
  • ContAuth

(tick)

Value of ShopperInteraction. In this case, either Moto or ContAuth.

This subline is required only for MOTO or recurring transactions.

Example
FH,1.0,TEST,Company,TestCompany,Default,2,ws@Company.TestCompany,Authorisation,FileHeaderEchoData
BH,1,BlockHeaderEchoData
L,1,MerchantAccount,TestMerchant,Authorisation,Test Product 6,
SL,1,PaymentDetails,100,2,SEK,,,,,
SL,2,Card,4111111111111111,06,2016,737,CardHolderName,,,
SL,3,Address,Billing,South Buena Vista Street,500,Burbank,91521,CA,US
SL,4,Address,Delivery,Some Street,123,Some Town,90102,CA,US
SL,6,ShopperInteraction,Moto,,,,,,,
BT,1
FT,1