Soap API v1.2


Reseller only method.

Search active merchants.


This method allows resellers to search their database for active merchants based on specific criteria.

The following fields may be searched via this method:

  • Merchant ID
  • Contact
  • Company
  • Street
  • Street 2
  • City
  • State
  • Zip
  • Email
  • Fax
  • Phone Number

If MatchAll is set to “true,” then only results matching ALL of your search criteria will be returned. If your search does not yield the desired results, eliminate some of you search terms or set MatchAll to “false.”

See also addMerchantApplication, getMerchantApplicationStatus, getMerchant, updateMerchant, deleteMerchant, getMerchantSummary


MerchantSearchResult searchMerchants ( ueSecurityToken Token, SearchParam Search, boolean MatchAll, integer Start, integer Limit, string Sort)


Type Name Description
ueSecurityToken Token Reseller security token, used to identify reseller and validate request.
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 merchant found).
integer Limit Maximum number of merchants to return in result.
string Sort Field name to sort the results by

Return Value

MerchantSearchResult Returns results of active merchant search based on search parameters set.



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

try { 
    array('Field'=>'State', 'Type'=>'eq','Value'=>'CA'),
    array('Field'=>'Contact', 'Type'=>'eq', 'Value'=>'John Doe'),
    array('Field'=>'Company', 'Type'=>'eq', 'Value'=>'DidorightInc.')
  $res=$client->searchMerchants($restoken,$search,$matchall,$start,$limit, $sortby);
catch (SoapFault $e) { 
  echo $client->__getLastRequest(); 
  echo $client->__getLastResponse(); 
  die("searchMerchants failed: " .$e->getMessage()); 

Change History

Version Change
1.2 Added Sort Parameter
1.1 Soap 1.1 Release
developer/soap/methods/searchmerchants.txt · Last modified: 2009/07/23 23:45 by tem

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