Re: [Emerald] Credit card payments via web-based CyberCash

Dale E. Reed Jr. ( (no email) )
Mon, 10 Jan 2000 11:24:57 -0800

Josh Hillman wrote:
> We now have CyberCash Merchant Connection Kit installed on our secure
> webserver and are using the Cold Fusion CFX_CyberCash custom tag with it to
> handle various credit card transactions for shopping carts, etc. that reside
> on various domains on the server.
> One of our development guys came to me and asked if there was a way to use
> IT instead of our PC Authorize to handle all of the credit card transactions
> for Emerald (2.5.322 at the moment). Cold Fusion can access anything in the
> Emerald db, so long as the proper DSN is specified and the permissions are
> set accordingly for specific tables/columns, etc. in SQL (6.5, soon to be
> upgraded to 7.0). I don't see any reason that it wouldn't work, provided
> that the correct info be sent and received.
> The question is, assuming this is possible in some way, what would be the
> best way to handle this?
> Would we continue to use the "batch in" and "batch out" buttons in the Batch
> window, or should they no longer be used?
> If they do continue to get used, what "credit card batch type" should be
> used in Emerald Admin?
> If this is to be used, do the batch in/out file paths support UNC?

The Batch out would be OK, but the Batch in requires that Emerald
process the file (Ie, process payments). Otherwise, you would need
to program into CF how to process a payment (changing balances, updating
fields, updating invoices, etc). Its not a trivial thing, and I don't
know if I would be comfortable with another program doing it (support

What kind of results or other interfaces can it do?


Dale E. Reed Jr. Emerald and RadiusNT__________________________________________IEA Software, Inc.

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