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SWS GetCashCredits Method

Retrieves the available cash credit/escrow for a selected AccountID or RentalID number.


Name DataType Is Required
AccountID Long Optional*
Description The accounts ID number. This is returned when you use the CreateNewAccount method or can be retrieved with the SearchBy method.
* Either AccountID or RentalID is required.
RentalID Long Optional*
Description The rental item’s ID number. This is returned when using the MakeReservation method or can be searched for using the SearchBy method.
* Either AccountID or RentalID is required.
SiteID Long Required
Description The site’s ID number. This can be found using the GetSiteList method.

Returned Parameters

Name DataType
Description The account’s ID number.
AMT Decimal
Description The original amount of the cash credit/escrow.
Description The remaining amount of the cash credit/escrow if any portion of it has been used.
Description The date and time the credit was created.
Description The numeric value for the credit type.
Description The textual description of the CREDIT_TYPE value.
Description The cash credit/escrow item’s ID number.
Description The cash credit/escrow’s reference ID number.
REF_TYPE Integer
Description The numeric value for the assessment type.
Description The assessment type’s textual value.
Description The site’s ID number.
Description The transaction’s ID number. Transaction IDs are system generated for each payment transaction that occurs in the system. A null or “0” response indicates the transaction failed.
Description The unit’s version number which serves to prevent duplicate use of the unit.


As with every method we need to pass in credentials. We do this with the LookupUser request object.

We’ll assume you’ve got a web reference, let’s name it SWS, in your Visual Studio project.  At this point we need to our objects.  We’ll need the standard service object, a GetCashCredits request object and a CASH_CREDITS object.  We can define and create those like this:

// Create a request and response objects
SWS.WSSoapClient service = new SWS.WSSoapClient();
SWS.GetCashCredits_Request request = new SWS.GetCashCredits_Request();
SWS.CASH_CREDITS[] response;

Here’s my sample code of the Request object using the account ID.

// GetCashCredits Request
request.SiteID = 123456;
request.AccountID = 123456;

Finally we can call the method and pass across the login object and the request object to get our cash credit/escrow. It’s a good idea to do this in a Try Catch block.

// Call the method that will load the response object
  response = service.GetCashCredits(user_request,request);
catch (Exception ex)

Note that if something goes wrong the service will respond with an exception. You’ll want to take a look at that message returned in that exception so it can be debugged.

For a full list of methods see SWS Methods.

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