Re: [Emerald] ICVerify and Credit Card exp date

Dale E. Reed Jr. ( (no email) )
Mon, 16 Aug 1999 16:21:31 -0700

Ted Beckwith wrote:
> "Dale E. Reed Jr." wrote:
> >
> > Ted Beckwith wrote:
> > >
> > > We just batched our first billing with Emerald using ICVerify and were
> > > unpleasantly surprised to find that ICVerify needs the expiration date
> > > reversed (YYMM instead of MMYY) for any date past 01/00. I spoke to IEA
> > > support and their only comment on the issue was "emerald only puts out
> > > what you enter into it". I really don't want to go into emerald and
> > > change all of the expiration dates to be backwards.
> >
> > Backwards is from the perspective of what you need. From IC Verify's
> > perspective, you are entering the dates backwards. :(
> >
> > > What are others doing to get around this problem? why can't iea-software
> > > just change the way it creates the text file for ICVerify?
> >
> > Because each CC processing system has different requiresments.
> > Thats how IC Verify wants it, and there isn't a lot we can do
> > about it. This is a known issue that has been around for a while
> > now (since CC companies starting issuing year 2000 and higher
> > expiring dates).
> How hard would it be to make emerald come up with the format that
> ICVerify requires? Emerald already modifies the date, e.g. by changing
> 9/01 into 0901. why not take the extra step and make it 0109? You could
> even make a seperate CC Batch format that wouldn't conflict with the
> existing ICVerify format.

Emerald doesn't specify the format for the expiration, so assuming
that its in MMYY format (although the most popular) is not cast
in stone. I don't understand the difference between saying "expiration
dates must be entered in MMYY format" and "expiration dates must be
entered in YYMM format". Emerald still can't enforce either. :(


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

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