Soap API v1.2


Search for customers, return custom result set.


This method allows you to search the customer database using flexible search terms. This method searches the customer database (aka recurring billing) not the transactions history. To search the transaction history for a specific customer, use either the searchTransactions or getCustomerHistory method.

Use as many or as few search terms as you like. With MatchAll set to “true,” all terms must match to return a result. If the search does not yield the desired results, try broadening your search by eliminating terms, or change MatchAll to “false.”

Valid field names for search, sort and return are:

See also searchcustomers, searchcustomerscount, searchCustomerID


string searchCustomersCustom ( ueSecurityToken Token, SearchParam Search, boolean MatchAll, integer Start, integer Limit, string FieldList, string Format, string Sort)


Type Name Description
ueSecurityToken Token Merchant security token: used to identify merchant and validate transaction.
SearchParam Search Array of search parameters.
boolean MatchAll If set to “true,” only results matching all search criteria will be returned, if set to “false,” results matching any of the search criteria will be returned.
integer Start Start position, defaults to 0 (first customer found).
integer Limit Maximum number of customers to return in result.
string FieldList String Array of fields to return in search.
string Format Specify format of return data. Possible formats include: csv, tab, xml, php, json
string Sort Field name to sort the results by

Return Value

string Base64 encode result set. Returns all of the fields from any customers matching your search parameters.



For directions on how to set up the WSDL link, create “$token” and “$client”, go to PHP Soap How-to.

try { 
    array('Field'=>'amount', 'Type'=>'gt','Value'=>'8.00'),
    array('Field'=>'customerid', 'Type'=>'gt', 'Value'=>'0')
  $fieldList = array('CustNum', 'BillingAddress.Company', 'Amount', 'Next');
catch (SoapFault $e) { 
  die("Search Customers failed :" .$e->getMessage()); 


Dim matchAll As Boolean
        matchAll = True
        Dim search(0 To 1) As usaepay.SearchParam
        search(0) = New usaepay.SearchParam()
        search(0).Field = "Created"
        search(0).Type = "gt"
        search(0).Value = "2010-10-18"
        Dim FieldList(0 To 2) As String
        FieldList(0) = "CustNum"
        FieldList(1) = "BillingAddress.Company"
        FieldList(2) = "Amount"
        Dim result As String
        result = client.searchCustomersCustom(token, search, matchAll, "0", "10", FieldList, "csv", "fname")
        Dim binaryData() As Byte
        binaryData = Convert.FromBase64String(result)


Boolean matchAll = true;
            usaepay.SearchParam[] search = new usaepay.SearchParam[2];
            search[0] = new usaepay.SearchParam();
            search[0].Field = "Created";
            search[0].Type = "gt";
            search[0].Value = "2010-09-16";
            string[] FieldList = new string[3];
            FieldList[0] = "CustNum";
            FieldList[1] = "BillingAddress.Company";
            FieldList[2] = "Amount";
            string result;
                result = client.searchCustomersCustom(token, search, matchAll, "0", "10", FieldList, "csv", "fname");
                Byte[] binaryData = new Byte[3];
                binaryData = Convert.FromBase64String(result);
            catch (Exception err)

Change History

Version Change
1.2 Added Sort Parameter
1.1 Soap 1.1 Release
1.0 Method added in soap v1.0
developer/soap-1.2/methods/searchcustomerscustom.txt · Last modified: 2010/10/20 11:29 by irina

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