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Transaction-based and Non-transaction-based Operations

Back-end operations for Wirecard Checkout Page and Wirecard Checkout Seamless are subdivided into two categories:

Transaction-based operations
Non-transaction-based operations

Transaction-based operations

Transaction-based operations for Wirecard Checkout Page and Wirecard Checkout Seamless depend on existing orders, i.e. orders which have been completed by the consumers in your online shop and which are at your disposal for further actions.

Available transaction-based operations

The following transaction-based operations are available:

Operation Description
approveReversal For canceling an approval, typically done by your consumer in your online shop.
deposit For converting an approval into a deposit.
depositReversal For canceling a deposit.
getOrderDetails For returning all order details including corresponding payments and credit notes.
recurPayment For creating a new order based on an existing order, typically used for subscriptions.
refund For creating a credit note for an order, typically done by the merchant after the consumer returned an ordered product.
refundReversal For canceling a credit note.
transferFund For creating a credit note without dependency on an pre-existing payment.

Please be aware that the availability of a transaction-based operation depends on:

  • The payment method
  • The financial institution
  • The current state of the payment/order

You can always get all currently available transaction-based operations of a specific order by using the operation getOrderDetails.

If you wish to use such transaction-based operations for Wirecard Checkout Page you need to purchase these features which are then enabled for you from our side. If you have any questions please contact our sales teams.

Transaction-based operations and payment methods

You can find a detailed table displaying all supported payment methods and their corresponding transaction-based operations at transaction-based operations by payment method.

Order flow diagrams

For a visual representation of the order flow behavior and associated transaction-based operations of each payment method we invite you to have a look at the respective order flow diagrams for:

Non-transaction-based operations

Non-transaction-based operations for Wirecard Checkout Page and Wirecard Checkout Seamless do not depend on existing orders. I.e. such operations are carried out independently of any existing orders.

Available non-transaction-based operations

The following non-transaction-based operations are available:

Operation Description
generateOrderNumber For creating a new order number in the payment system.
getFinancialInstitutions For querying possible and supported financial institutions of a certain payment method.

Please be aware that the availability of a non-transaction-based operation depends on

  • The payment method
  • The financial institution

If you wish to use such non-transaction-based operations you need to purchase these features which are then enabled for you from our side. If you have any questions please contact our sales teams.

Non-transaction-based operations and payment methods

You can find a detailed table displaying all supported payment methods and their corresponding non-transaction-based operations at non-transaction-based operations by payment method.

Technical implementation of back-end operations

For detailed information on the technical implementation of back-end operations go to


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