Each Ratepay Payment API response contains at least three items of processing information: Status, Result and Reason. Merchants should log this status information for each single Ratepay operation.
The status code indicates if the gateway was technically able to process the operation or not.
The result code is a three-digit number that specifies the result of the processed operation, e.g. "success" or "failure".
The reason code is a number containing more-detailed information on why the transaction was successful or failed, e. g. “Request successful” or “Authentication failed”.
Tip: The "code hierarchy" is as follows: Status Code > Result Code > Reason Code. Explanation: Reason Codes are grouped into Result Codes and Result Codes occur into Status Codes.
Most gateway responses containing a customer message that can be shown to the customer.
<reason code="700">Request successful</reason>
<result code="402">Transaction result pending</result>
<customer-message>The verification was successful. Thank you for choosing open invoice as your preferred method of payment.</customer-message>
In the example above you see:
Added reason code for Remember IBAN feature
Expanded possible reason codes by 720: Declined - Payment attribute 721: Declined - Transaction risk
Changes to the customer message of reason code 703: Request not successful
Details are provided in the Change summary.
Initial release on GitBook