[thelist] authorize.net transaction ID value

Hassan Schroeder hassan.schroeder at gmail.com
Wed Jul 30 17:19:11 CDT 2008

On Wed, Jul 30, 2008 at 2:36 PM, Bob Meetin <bobm at dottedi.biz> wrote:

> Rereading their message, there was nothing to indicate that
> this was the value of a field in MySQL.

Well, from their point of view it's not.

It could be a field in any other database you happened to be using,
assuming you're using one at all, which /isn't/ a given.

And despite it being presented as numeric, who cares? You could
store it as a string -- it's not like you're going to be adding them :-)

it could equally be relevant to the specific programming language
you're using -- say a Java Integer vs. Double vs. ....

And so on... It's not Authorize.Net's job to know every application on
the other end of the wire -- that's why we /have/ web services  :-)

Hassan Schroeder ------------------------ hassan.schroeder at gmail.com

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