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The fetchByMerchantAccountId method returns an Account object whose ID (the merchantAccountId assigned by you) matches the input. When you first create an Account object in the Vindicia database with the update method, specify a unique value for the merchantAccountId field of that object. Best practice suggests that the merchantAccountId value map directly to the customer’s unique ID in your own database.


srd: sparse response description, a SOAP string (which must be a JSON object), in which you specify the elements you want returned.This parameter enables the calling system to constrain a method call to return only components you specify. This gives you greater control over returned content, and improves response time within the Vindicia platform by reducing the processing needed for the call.

Some fields are required, either practically or in the WSDL, and will be returned regardless of the srd. A null srd returns the complete response.

merchantAccountId: your Account ID (merchantAccountId), which serves as the search criterion.


return: an object of type Return that indicates the success or failure of the call.

account: the Account object whose ID assigned by you (merchantAccountId) matches the input.


In addition to those listed in Standard Return Codes, this call returns:

Return Code

Return String


One of the following:

  • Unable to load account by VID input-merchantAccountId: No match.
  • Unable to load account by VID input-merchantAccountId: Vindicia internal error.
  • Must specify merchantAccountId to load by!


// Create a SOAP caller object

$account = new Account();
$accountId = "34583";

// now load an account into the Account object
// by (unique) Account ID

$response = $account->fetchByMerchantAccountId($accountId);
if($response['returnCode'] == 200) {

$fetchedAccount = $response['data']->account;


else {

// The call was unsuccessful

print "Return code: " . $response['returnCode'] . "\n";
print "Return string " . $response['returnString'] . "\n";


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