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Mag Swipe Pre-Authorization Completion

Retrieves funds that have been locked (by either a Mag Swipe or Encrypted Mag Swipe Pre-Authorization), and prepares them for settlement into the merchant’s account.

Things to consider:

  • Pre-Authorization Completion is also known as "capture" or "completion".
  • A Pre-Authorization transaction can only be completed once. Refer to the Re-Authorization transaction for more information on how to perform multiple Completion transactions.
  • To reverse the full amount of a Pre-Authorization transaction, use the Pre-Authorization Completion transaction with the amount set to 0.00.

Canada Code Sample

package Canada;

import JavaAPI.*;

public class TestCanadaTrack2Completion
	public static void main(String[] args)
		String store_id = "store1";
		String api_token = "yesguy";
		String order_id = "Test1432091015817";
		String txn_number = "16540-0_10";
		String amount = "1.00";
		String pos_code = "00";
		String dynamic_descriptor = "123456";
		String processing_country_code = "CA";
		boolean status_check = false;

		Track2Completion track2completion = new Track2Completion();

		HttpsPostRequest mpgReq = new HttpsPostRequest();
		mpgReq.setTestMode(true); //false or comment out this line for production transactions

			Receipt receipt = mpgReq.getReceipt();

			System.out.println("CardType = " + receipt.getCardType());
			System.out.println("TransAmount = " + receipt.getTransAmount());
			System.out.println("TxnNumber = " + receipt.getTxnNumber());
			System.out.println("ReceiptId = " + receipt.getReceiptId());
			System.out.println("TransType = " + receipt.getTransType());
			System.out.println("ReferenceNum = " + receipt.getReferenceNum());
			System.out.println("ResponseCode = " + receipt.getResponseCode());
			System.out.println("ISO = " + receipt.getISO());
			System.out.println("BankTotals = " + receipt.getBankTotals());
			System.out.println("Message = " + receipt.getMessage());
			System.out.println("AuthCode = " + receipt.getAuthCode());
			System.out.println("Complete = " + receipt.getComplete());
			System.out.println("TransDate = " + receipt.getTransDate());
			System.out.println("TransTime = " + receipt.getTransTime());
			System.out.println("Ticket = " + receipt.getTicket());
			System.out.println("TimedOut = " + receipt.getTimedOut());
			//System.out.println("StatusCode = " + receipt.getStatusCode());
			//System.out.println("StatusMessage = " + receipt.getStatusMessage());
		catch (Exception e)


Mag Swipe Pre-Authorization Completion - Transaction Values

Track2Completion track2completion = new Track2Completion();

HttpsPostRequest mpgReq = new HttpsPostRequest();


Mag Swipe Pre-Authorization Completion object mandatory values

Value Type Limits Set Method Description
Order ID String 50-character alphanumeric track2completion.setOrderId(order_id); Merchant-defined transaction identifier that must be unique for every Purchase, Pre-Authorization and Independent Refund transaction. No two transactions of these types may have the same order ID.

For Refund, Completion and Purchase Correction transactions, the order ID must be the same as that of the original transaction.

Canada: The last 10 characters of the order ID are displayed in the “Invoice Number” field on the Merchant Direct Reports. However only letters, numbers and spaces are sent to Merchant Direct.

A minimum of 3 and a maximum of 10 valid characters are sent to Merchant Direct. Only the last characters beginning after any invalid characters are sent. For example, if the order ID is 1234-567890, only 567890 is sent to Merchant Direct.

US: The last 32 characters of the order ID are sent on to the Client Line settlement reports.

For either countries, If the order ID has fewer than 3 characters, it may display a blank or 0000000000 in the Invoice Number field.
Amount String 10-character decimal track2completion.setAmount(amount); Transaction amount This must contain at least 3 digits, two of which are penny values.
The minimum allowable value is $0.01, and the maximum allowable value is $9999999.99. Transaction amounts of $0.00 are not allowed.
Transaction Number String 255 – character alphanumeric track2completion.setTxnNumber(txn_number); Used when performing follow-on transactions. (That is, Completion, Purchase Correction or Refund.) This must be the value that was returned as the transaction number in the response of the original transaction.

When performing a Completion, this value must reference the Pre-Authorization. When performing a Refund or a Purchase Correction, this value must reference the Completion or the Purchase.
POS Code String 2-character numeric track2completion.setPosCode(pos_code); Supported values are:
  • 00 - normal presentment situations
  • 71 - If a Pre-Authorization transaction was card-present and keyed-in, then the POS code for the corresponding Completion transaction is 71.
  • 27 - In an unmanned kiosk environment where the card is present
  • If the solution is not “merchant and cardholder present”, contact Moneris for the proper POS code.

Mag Swipe Pre-Authorization Completion optional values

Value Type Limits Set Method Description
Status Check Boolean true/false mpgReq.setStatusCheck(status_check); Status Check is a connection object value that allows merchants to verify whether a previously sent transaction was processed successfully. To submit a Status Check request, resend the original transaction with all the same parameter values, but set the status check value to either true or false. Once set to “true”, the gateway will check the status of a transaction that has an order_id that matches the one passed.
  • If the transaction is found, the gateway will respond with the specifics of that transaction.
  • If the transaction is not found, the gateway will respond with a not found message.
  • Once it is set to “false”, the transaction will process as a new transaction.
Things to consider:
  • The Status Check request should only be used once and immediately (within 2 minutes) after the last transaction that had failed.
  • Do not resend the Status Check request if it has timed out. Additional investigation is required.
Customer ID String 50-character alphanumeric track2completion.setCustId(cust_id); This can be used for policy number, membership number, student ID, or invoice number. This field is searchable from the Moneris Merchant Resource Centre.
Dynamic descriptor String 20-character alphanumeric track2completion.setDynamicDescriptor("2134565"); Merchant defined description sent on a per-transaction basis that will appear on the credit card statement appended to the merchant’s business name.
The combined length of the merchant’s business name and dynamic_descriptor may not exceed 25 characters.
Commercial card invoice String 17-character alphanumeric track2completion.setCommcardInvoice(commcard_invoice); Available to US integrations only. Level 2 Invoice Number for the transaction used for Corporate Credit Card transactions (Commercial Purchasing Cards). Characters allowed for commcard_invoice: a-z A-Z 0-9 spaces
Commercial card tax amount String 9-character decimal track2completion.setCommcardTaxAmount(commcard_tax_amount); Available to US integrations only. Level 2 Tax Amount of the transaction used for Corporate Credit Card transactions (Commercial Purchasing Cards). This must contain 3 digits with two penny values. The minimum value passed can be 0.00 and the maximum is 9999999.99