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The fetchByVid method returns an Account object whose VID matches the input. When you first create an Account object with the update method, leave the VID field empty; Vindicia Subscribe automatically assigns the object a VID. For convenience, store the VID in your application so that you can retrieve or refer to that object with its VID later. If you do not assign unique account IDs (merchantAccountId) yourself, you may identify Account objects with their VIDs.


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.

vid: the Account object’s Vindicia identifier, 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 VID 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-vid: No match.
  • Unable to load account by VID input-vid: Vindicia internal error.
  • Must specify VID to load by!


$accountVid = 'MyVindiciaAccountVid';

// Create a SOAP caller object

$account = new Account();
$accountVID = "36c8de2cb74b2c2b08b259cf231ac8d90d1bb3b8";

// now load a customer account into the account object by VID

$response = $account->fetchByVid($accountVid);
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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