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The fetchByVid method returns a PaymentMethod object whose VID matches the input.

VID is Vindicia’s unique identifier for a PaymentMethod object. While creating a PaymentMethod object, do not specify a VID for it yourself. When Vindicia Subscribe receives a PaymentMethod object in a call, such as PaymentMethod.update() or Transaction.AuthCapture(), if no VID or merchantPaymentMethodId exists inside the object, Vindicia Subscribe creates a new PaymentMethod object and assigns it a VID. Retrieve this VID from the PaymentMethod object Vindicia Subscribe returns to you in response to your call. Then, you may identify the object with the VID, and retrieve it by calling this 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.

vid: the PaymentMethod 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.

paymentMethod: the PaymentMethod object whose VID matches the input.


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

Return Code

Return String


Missing required parameter 'vid'.


One of the following:

  • Unable to find requested PaymentMethod: error-description.
  • Unable to find requested PaymentMethod: No matches.


$merchantId = '12345';

// Create a payment method object to make the call

$paymentMethod = new PaymentMethod();

$vid = '6d46cb877cc9b0a458d61e0771e740ad8b531ec9';

$response = $paymentMethod->fetchByVid($vid);

if($response['returnCode'] == 200) {

$fetchedPm = $response['data']->paymentMethod;
if($fetchedPm != null) {

// process the fetched payment method object here

$accountHolder = $fetchedPm->getAccountHolderName();
if ($fetchedPm->getType() == "CreditCard") {

$cc = $fetchedPm->getCreditCard();

// process other credit card attributes here


else if($fetchedPm->getType() == "ECP") {

$ecp = $fetchedPm->getEcp();

// process other ecp attributes here




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