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Saturday, July 11, 2009

Credit Card and ACH Processing in FoxPro

Yeah, you heard me. FoxPro! FoxPro is a database platform that has been around for an extremely long time and at one time was widely considered the fastest database platform available.

I remember seeing an Apple demonstration in the early 90's, running on the hotest Mac of the time, and using the Fox platform. The demo ran searches against the U.S. postal database in milliseconds. Very impressive.

Much like other database technologies - such as Microsoft Access, FileMaker or 4th Dimension (4D) - most FoxPro users and developers never consider the possibility of running credit card and ACH (E-check) transactions, in real time, through their FoxPro databases.

When you realize that this type of automation can be done, the possibilities are endless. For example:

- Eliminate exporting and importing to/from third party applications to run transactions.
- Automate the payment process - auto charge customers.
- Create cascading systems - i.e. if a credit card payment fails, run an E-check transaction
- Create systems to "initiate" customers and bill them later
- Create ad hoc rebills

NELiX TransaX recently added a FoxPro payment processing integration example to the FleXport suite of libraries. Download and take a look!

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Posted news for this at http://twitter.com/FoxPro

Mr. Nelix said...

Thanks for the tweet!

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