4D Payments SDK 2016 .NET Edition

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ActivateCard Method

Activates a Gift Card.


public void ActivateCard();
Public Sub ActivateCard()


Stored value Activation transactions provide merchants the ability to activate a new stored value card on the FDMS Closed Loop Gift Card System. Activation transactions can only be performed on cards that have not been previously activated. Merchants have the ability to activate stored value cards with a host configured pre-denominated TransactionAmount or activate non-denominated cards with a flexible TransactionAmount. With pre-denominated cards, the stored value host will either approve the transaction for the amount on the face of the card (regardless of the amount specified in TransactionAmount), or decline the transaction if the TransactionAmount doesn't match the amount printed on the card. This is dependent on individual merchant setup.

The Response Code and Text fields indicate whether this transaction was successful.

Important Note: You must ping your list of service provider URLs and update the URL property to the service provider with the shortest response time every 100 transactions, as well as when your application initially starts. This is not a normal ICMP ping - to determine the fastest transaction URL you must use the special Ping method inside the FDMSRegister component. (You may update your list of service provider URLs with the FDMSRegister component's ServiceDiscovery method).

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