3. Select method of capture
There are several methods available for carrying out capture, each of these having their own advantages and disadvantages. We recommend that you decide which method to use for integration beforehand. The main methods are as follows:
An administrative interface is included in all DIBS subscriptions, enabling the user to log in and execute payment operations, incl. capture. If you deal with relatively few orders (e.g. less than 100 per day), this interface would be the ideal choice.
Automatic capture through the API
When employing "Remote capture", capture is not managed via DIBS Administration, but instead via an HTTP-call to the DIBS API. This is relevant in several cases, e.g. where the shop’s website is already equipped with an administration interface, or if you wish to manage capture from other existing administrative systems.
Instant Capture simply means that capture and authorization occur simultaneously. This is relevant in certain cases where the transfer of funds is simultaneous with the delivery of an item. Instant capture requires a command to initiate capture (via the capturenow parameter) and capture must also be activated at the DIBS Central Administration.
Batch Capture is applied when a webshop continuously delivers files containing several transactions requiring capture — typically once every 24 hours (see API-description of information on file format). Upon successful processing of the file, a file is returned (also via FTP) which contains status information on each individual transaction. Furthermore, an e-mail may also be generated containing information on any problems relevant to the batch-run, e.g. if a transaction could not be renewed.
Batch capture is especially relevant in cases where the underlying logistics do not make any current capture requests possible (or in cases where a company’s administrative system does not have any direct Internet access). You can also look at Batch capture as a type of tool, if you wish to automate the capture process.Read more about batch capture.
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