Retrieve Account by ReferenceID

Retrieves the Account by ReferenceID. This should only be used in the case of a HTTP communication error and you did not get back the AccountID in the response. Using this for any other purposes is Anti-Pattern and is subject to failing and/or locking of your Client for all requests. You should use Retrieve Account with the AccountID to retrieve Account Information.

This request is only valid if the Account was created within 24 hours ago, otherwise SC=421 will be returned, use Retrieve by AccountID.

If you are an ISO (Independent Sales Organization), you will need to specify a SubClientID (see notes below).




No Request Data


Status Codes:

Status Code Description
200 OK The Account is retrieved.
421 Misdirected Request Too late to Retrieve Account by ReferenceID, use AccountID.

See Status Codes for other possible Status Codes that might be returned.

Response Data:

JSON Name Value Description Status Code
200 Other
SC Integer
3-digit code
HTTP Status Code O
EC String
1 or 8 characters
Internal Error Code O
EM String Error Message O
referenceID String ReferenceID
bank object Bank O
routingNumber String
9 digits
Routing Number O
last4 String
4 digits
Last 4 of Account Number O
accountType String
1-character code
Account Type O
card object Card O
last4 String
4 digits
Last 4 of Card Number O
expirationDate String
6 digits
Expiration Date O
owner object Account Owner
name object Name
first String First Name
middle String Middle Name or Initial O
last String Last Name
suffix String Suffix O
address object Address O
line1 String Address Line 1
line2 String Address Line 2 O
city String City
state String
2-character code
State Code
zipcode String Zip Code
country String
3-digit code
ISO 3166-1 Country Code O
phone object Phone Number (E.164 Numbering) O
countryCode String
1-3 digits
Country Calling Code O
number String
Min: 4 digits
Max: 12-14 digits
Phone Number

Sample Response:

Account retrieved:
  "SC": 200,
  "EC": "0",
  "referenceID": "1",
    "last4": "9990",
    "expirationDate": "202012"
      "first": "John",
      "last": "Customer"
      "line1": "465 Fairchild Drive",
      "line2": "Suite #222",
      "city": "Mountain View",
      "state": "CA",
      "zipcode": "94043"
      "number": "4159808222"


For Clients who are an ISO (Independent Sales Organization), to specify your ClientID and a SubClientID, use the underscore character ("_") to separate the two values: <ClientID>_<SubClientID> where:

  • ClientID is your unique 22-character string and
  • SubClientID is an assigned 4, 6 or 8-digit value.

See Anti-Pattern FAQ for proper usage of Retrieve by ReferenceID.

You should use Retrieve Account with the AccountID to retrieve Account Information.