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The reversePayment method allows merchants to reverse payments made using the makePayment method. This method may only be used against payments made using the MerchantAcceptedPayment payment method.


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.

account: the Account to which this reversal applies.

timestamp: the time that payment reversal occurred. Set timestamp for record keeping purposes, to record when the payment reversal was accepted, rather than when it was recorded in Vindicia Subscribe. Vindicia Subscribe will reverse payments immediately, regardless of when timestamp is set.

paymentId: the paymentId of the MerchantAcceptedPayment used for this Payment. Either the paymentId or the invoiceId (and optional indexNumber) must be specified. The paymentId is automatically set by Vindicia Subscribe when a payment is made to an InvoiceAutoBill, or Account. In reversing a payment, you must reference the appropriate paymentId.

invoiceId: the ID of the Invoice associated with the payment reversal. Either the paymentId or the invoiceId (and optional indexNumber) must be specified.

indexNumber: the indexNumber of the payment item (on the invoiceId invoice) that is being reversed.

note: an optional memo regarding the payment reversal.


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


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

Return Code

Return String


One of the following:

• Account not found.

• Neither paymentId nor invoiceId: indexNumber provided for reversal attempt.

• Failed to add reverse payment: error-description.


// to reverse a payment made using the makePayment method

$acct = new Account();

$paymentMethod = new PaymentMethod();
$paymentMethod->setMerchantPaymentMethodId($pmId); // for some $pmId
$paymentId = $paymentMethod->merchantAcceptedPayment->paymentId;

$response = $acct->reversePayment(


'Changed my mind.'


// check $response

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