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Omnipay: Datatrans

Datatrans Gateway for the Omnipay PHP payment processing library.

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Omnipay is a framework agnostic, multi-gateway payment processing library for PHP 7.1+.

This is for Omnipay 3.x with a minimum PHP version of 5.6.

Table of Contents

This Gateway implements offsite payments via Datatrans. Purchase and Authorization are available, capturing an authorized payment has to be performed via Datatrans XML backend.


Omnipay can be installed using Composer. Installation instructions.

Run the following command to install omnipay and the datatrans gateway:

composer require academe/omnipay-datatrans:~3.0

While this is in development - before it is released on packagist - you will need this entry in your composer.json:

    "repositories": [
            "type": "vcs",
            "url": ""

Basic (Minimal) Usage

Payment requests to the Datatrans Gateway must at least supply the following parameters:

  • merchantId Your merchant ID
  • transactionId unique merchant site transaction ID
  • amount monetary amount (major units fro Omnipay 2.x)
  • currency ISO 4217 three-letter code
  • sign Your sign identifier. Can be found in datatrans backend.

Note: this minimal example does not actually sign or encrypt your request. See below for details of settings for a more secure approach.

$gateway = Omnipay::create('Datatrans');

// Send purchase request. authorize() is also supported.

$response = $gateway->purchase([
    'transactionId' => '{merchant-site-id}',
    'amount' => '10.00',
    'currency' => 'CHF',

// This is a redirect gateway, so redirect right away.
// By default, this will be a POST redirect.


All data should be in UTF-8 encoding. The gateway API supports ISO extended-ASCII encoding, but that is not enabled for this Omnipay driver.

Optional Gateway and Authorize Parameters

Signing Requests

It is recommended the requests are signed with a pre-shared key. The SHA256 key is set in the gateway account and is set in the gateway:


The same key will be used for checking the signing of response messages, if set on the gateway when handling responses. The response can optionally be signed by a different key, which is set using $gateway->setHmacKey2(), and that is documented later.

Getting A Card Reference

If enabled on the gateway account, a reusable card reference can be created. To trigger this behaviour, set the createCard parameter to true while making a purchase or authorization:

$request = $gateway->purchase([
   'createCard' => true,

The card reference will be available in the notification server request or the complete response:

// Will return null if this feature is not enabled in the gateway account.
$reusableCardReference = $response->getCardReference();

If you just want the card reference without making a purchase, then set a zero amount. Alternatively use $gateway->createCard() to create a card reference.

$response = $gateway->createCard([
    'transactionId' => '{merchant-site-id}',
    'currency' => 'GBP',

Optional Parameters

Additional parameters change the behaviour of the gateway. They can be set in the purchase() parameter array, or via setters setParamName().

  • language - The language to be used by the UI. e.g. 'en', 'de', 'fr'.
  • returnMethod - The HTTP method used in returning the user to your merchant site. Defaults to POST, which requires an SSL connection (which is recommended anyway). Can be set to GET if necessary. Will default to the Datatrans account setting..
  • returnUrl/cancelUrl/errorUrl - All must be set either in the back-end Datatrans account or when the payment request is made.
  • paymentMethod - The three-letter payment method, e.g. VIS, ECA. If left unset, multiple payment methods will be offered to the visitor to choose. The documentation implies a comma-separated list of payment methods can be provided, but this results in an error indicating the payment method is not valid. Supporrted values can be found in constans \Omnipay\Datatrans\Gateway::PAYMENT_METHOD_xxx
  • hmacKey1 - HMAC key 'sign' for signing outbound messages. If signing is configured in the account, then the shared key must be provided here.
  • hmacKey2 - alternative HMAC key used to sign inbound messages. If not set, will default to the value of hmacKey1.
  • A cardReference and optional expiry dates (in the CreditCard object, if the cardReference is for a credit card) can be supplied. This will pre-populate the card details for the user, so that they need only enter their CVV to authorize a payment.
  • Many other optional parameters are supported, generally all those in the official documentaion except where listed in the TODO section here. These will be added as time permits.

Complete Response

The results can be read on the user returning to the merchant site:

$request = $gateway->completeAuthorize();
$response = $request->send();

$success = $response->isSuccessful();
$transactionReference = $response->getTransactionReference();

Note: If the returnUrl ends with ".htm", then no data will not be returned with the user to the merchant site. The site must then use the notification handler to get the result.


The notification handler provides all the same data and methods as completeResponse.

$notify = $gateway->acceptNotification();

$success = $notify->isSuccessful();
$transactionReference = $notify->getTransactionReference();

To check the notification is correction signed, the send() method is used.

The notification handler supports all the data delivery modes: GET, POST, XML in header or XML in body. The signing check supports key1 and the extended key2 (a different key used for responses as for the original request).


This will return $notify, but will throw an exception if the signing checks fail.


$voidRequest = $gateway->void([
    'transactionReference' => $authorizedTransactionReference,
    'transactionId' => $uniqueTtransactionId,
    'currency' => 'GBP',
    'amount' => $originalTransactionAmount,
$voidResponse = $voidRequest->send();


Up to the original authotization amount can be captured.

$captureRequest = $gateway->capture([
    'transactionReference' => $authorizedTransactionReference,
    'transactionId' => $uniqueTtransactionId,
    'currency' => 'GBP',
    'amount' => $originalTransactionAmount,
$captureResponse = $voidRequest->send();

Get Transaction

A previous transaction can be fetched given either its transactionId or transactionReference. The transactionReference is preferred. This includes transactions that were cancelled by the user.

$request = $gateway->getTransaction([
    'transactionReference' => $originalTransactionReference,
    // or
    'transactionId' => $originalTransactionId,
$response = $request->send();

Please note that (for now) the isSuccessful() method on the response refers to the success of getting the transaction, and not the success of the authorization. This is likely to change.

The transactino status is given by the numeric value of $response->getResponseCode() and the values can be found in the Datatrans documentation. Some work is needed to map these ~20 codes to a simple success/failed/pending/cancelled status.

The response will, by default, contain the extended transaction details, which include any cardReference that was requested, and masked card numbers and expiry dates.

Offline Authorization

Some payment methods support offline authorization using a cardReference.

First a cardReference must be obtained using authorize, purchase or createCard. If this is done for a PayPal (PAP) payment method, then PayPal will create an order which can have a series of amounts authorized up to the maximum of the original order. The PayPal order ID is returned as the cardReference and is used just like the cardReference in other opayment methods.

A separate gateway is used to do offline payments, initialized using the same parameters as the redirect gateway, but like this:

$xmlGateway = Omnipay::create('Datatrans\Xml');

If the cardReference was for a credit card, then the expiry date must be supplied with that reference. This is done using the Omnipsy CreditCard class:

// Minimum data for the card is the expiry month and year.
$card = new \Omnipay\Common\CreditCard([
    'expiryMonth' => $expiryMonth,
    'expiryYear' => $expiryYear,
    // The saved cardReference can be supplied here or later.
    'number' => $cardReference,

//$response = $xmlGateway->purchase([
$response = $xmlGateway->authorize([
    'card' => $card,
    // Supply the card reference here if not in the $card object:
    'cardReference' => $cardReference,
    'amount' => '20.00',
    'currency' => 'EUR',
    'transactionId' => $transactionId,
    // The original payment method
    'paymentMethod' => \Omnipay\Datatrans\Gateway::PAYMENT_PAYMENT_METHOD_VIS,

For non-credit card payment methods, the CreditCard object is not needed since there will be no expiry date. Just the previously saved cardReference is passed in. The cardReference is a generic term used for a number of card and non-card payment methods.

Redirect Mode

This is the standard mode for authorizing a payment, where the user will be taken to a remote payment form and returned when they have finished.

The redirect can be either a POST or a GET redirect, defaulting to POST. The setRedirectmethod() parameter takes either "GET" or "POST" to set the redirection mode.

iframe Mode/Inline Mode

By putting the redirect mode into GET mode, the URL for the iframe becomes the redirect URL: $response->getRedirectUrl()

The iframe content is put into a simplified theme by setting $request->setInline(true)

$response = $gateway->purchase(['inline' => true, 'redirectMethod' => 'GET', ...]);

echo '<iframe width="600" height="500" frameborder="0" border="0" src="'.$response->getRedirectUrl().'" />';

The iframe mode appears to require exactly one payment method, making the payment method mandatory.

Lightbox Mode

Lightbox mode uses JavaScript to display the payment form in an iframe in the merchant site, with the merchant site behind a darkened mask. It appears to the user that they are remaining on the merchant site, but the form is remotely supplied by the gateway.

This is supported by getting the redirect data in a lightbox-mode format. To use lightbox mode, please see the DataTrans documentation for the genral HTML needed. The form attributes are then supplied by this driver through the getLightboxHtmlAttributes() method of the redirect response:

// Simple echo example. Use whatever templates you like.
echo '<form id="paymentForm" ' . $response->getLightboxHtmlAttributes() . '>';
echo '<button id="paymentButton">Pay</button>';
echo '</form>';

Set up the gateway as you would for a redirect payment.

If you prefer to build your own HTML attributes, the data for the attributes is available using $resquest->getLightboxData(). It is similar to redirectData() but uses different keys.

One thing lightbox mode offers that other modes do not, is the ability to select multiple payment methods. These are set as a comma-separated list of values. For example, to offer both Visa and PayPal as options in the lightbox, set the paymentMethod to "VIS,PAP". Or you can leave the paymentMethod blank and the lightbox will offer all available payment methods available to the account.

Hidden Mode

This mode requires credit card details to be passed through your merchant application. It is not supported by this release of the driver drue to the PCI requirements involved.


The standard Omnipay Itembag is supported for the PayPal (PAP) mayment method. Some notes, since the ItemBag can be inflexible and a little ambiguous:

  • The price of each item is assumed to be the gross unit price.
  • The price units are considered minor units if an integer (e.g. 123 or "123") or major units if a floating point number (e.g. 4.56 or "4.56").
  • Shipping is set to zero.
  • Tax is set to zero.
  • The total ItemBag amount must equal the total order amount.


Additional Parameters (for various payment methods)

  • Payolution mandatory parameters validation
  • Aduno surprize specific parameters
  • Migros Bank Payment mdpUserId and mdpAlias parameter + txnMbRefNo return param
  • Swisscom Easypay parameters
  • SwissBilling most customer details mandatory + optional shipping details + basket
  • MasterPass Wallet basket + confirmationUrl parameter + shipping and billing address return details + lots more funky wallet pairing stuff with long-access tokens + multilevel XML files come into this
  • uppCustomerLanguage is mandatory for a few gateways, e.g. Accarda Kauf-auf Rechnung
  • Accarda Kauf-auf Rechnung mandatory customer details + tonnes of new specific parameters + lots more return parameters
  • Byjuno customer details mandatory + optional shipping details
  • LoyLogic Pointspay very simple basket (only supports purchase)
  • Girosolution Giropay simply basket + bank details return params


  • AVS (address verification) by web interface and XML back-end
  • Tests needed especially around the multiple notification methods and formats.