Magnetic Stripe Reader


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amerdsp

Greetings,
This may sound trivial but I am about to set up a magnetic card
reader to hook up to the POS. When trying to test the reader, I opened
notepad and swiped a credit card to see what I get. There were a bunch
of characters along with the account name and number... Does the credit
card software know how to filter these out, or is the reader that I
have not working properly?

Thank you for your time and help.

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Glenn Adams [MVP - Retail Mgmt]

Some headers and terminators (the extra characters you see) are supposed
to be there, but that doesn't necessarily mean that your device is
correctly configured. There is a document on the knowledge base in
Customer Source that will show you what a cardscan should look like in
Notepad. If you have the wrong header/terminator, the card transaction
may still go through, but in some cases it may be marked as "Card Not
Present" which means you pay a higher rate...

Glenn Adams
Tiber Creek Consulting
http://www.tibercreek.com
(e-mail address removed)
 
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Jeff @ Check Point Software

A,

Here's a link to the KB Glenn was talking about;
http://tinyurl.com/yllo2f

Must have access to CustomerSource

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Jeff
Check Point Software

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You must be using Outlook Express or some other type of newsgroup reader to
see and download the file attachment(s). If you are not using a reader, follow
the link below to setup Outlook Express. Click on "Open with newsreader"
under the MS Retail Management System on the right.

http://tinyurl.com/75bgz
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Greetings,
This may sound trivial but I am about to set up a magnetic card
reader to hook up to the POS. When trying to test the reader, I opened
notepad and swiped a credit card to see what I get. There were a bunch
of characters along with the account name and number... Does the credit
card software know how to filter these out, or is the reader that I
have not working properly?

Thank you for your time and help.

A
 

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