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ResidentDan
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎10-28-2009

Error response 2 - 205?

Ran the checkout thru the TEST URL it works fine.

 

I change to the live URL with the login ID and trans key and we get this

 

  1. 205 
  2. This transaction has been declined 

Change to test mode, everything seems ok, back to live and it pukes on checkout.

Any ideas? Help..

 

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itdevworks
Posts: 165
Registered: ‎09-09-2009

Re: Error response 2 - 205?

According to Authorize.net's Response Reason Code[^] tool:

 

Response Reason Code: 205

Response Reason Text: This transaction has been declined.

Other Suggestions: This error code applies only to merchants on FDC Omaha. The value submitted in the merchant number field is invalid.

 

Does this sound plausible?  Is the merchant using FDX Omaha?


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stevepiercy
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎09-16-2009

Re: Error response 2 - 205?

I got the exact same error following the exact same process when testing tonight. Small world, eh?

 

How does one resolve the issue? Contact Authorize.net, FDC Omaha or the merchant account provider (possibly Bank of America)?

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itdevworks
Posts: 165
Registered: ‎09-09-2009

Re: Error response 2 - 205?

I would start by contacting Authorize.net and then moving on to your merchant account provider if they cannot help you.


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stevepiercy
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎09-16-2009

Re: Error response 2 - 205?

We got it resolved.

 

A call to Authorize.net and a response to a support ticket both said that the merchant service provider (MSP) had set the status of the merchant account to inactive. So we contacted the MSP and obtained a Processor Configuration Sheet or the VAR sheet, which contained all the necessary bits of information to activate the account. Then we called Authorize.net again and they resolved the issue over the phone, and conducted a test with us in real time.

 

 

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itdevworks
Posts: 165
Registered: ‎09-09-2009

Re: Error response 2 - 205?

Glad to see you got it resolved.


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runningdog
Posts: 10
Registered: ‎09-03-2009

Re: Error response 2 - 205?

Great info here.

 

I'm experiencing the same error and was wondering if you could share some detail on what makes up the Processor Configuration Sheet or VAR sheet.  My merchant account is active, but my vendor has neither term in their vocabulary and I'm trying to get the appropriate info from them to provide to Authorize.net

 

Many thanks!

 

 

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itdevworks
Posts: 165
Registered: ‎09-09-2009

Re: Error response 2 - 205?

Tell whoever provides your merchant account that you need the document that contains all of the details about your account so that you can pass it on to Authorize.Net to configure your payment gateway account.  This document will contain information like your "Acquirer BIN", "Store Number", "Merchant Number", and a bunch of other fields.

 

If you already have an Authorize.Net account, then you should have already received one of these and given it to Authorize.Net when you first established your account.  If you can find that, and it just needs to be refreshed for some reason, then having the older one would help describe what you are looking for.


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IT DevWorks, LLC
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