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SWS GetEstimatedRefund Method

Retrieves potential refund amount for a terminated reservation. This is for reservations only and will return “0” for any currently occupied rental.


Name DataType Is Required
RentalID Long Required
Description The rental item’s ID number. This is returned when using the MakeReservation method or can be searched for using the SearchBy method.

Returned Parameters

Name DataType
EstimatedRefundAmount Decimal
Description The refund amount is automatically calculated by the Store application, based on the refund rules for the site. This is from the CancelReservation SWS method.


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 GetEstimatedRefund request object and a GetEstimatedRefund response object.  We can define and create those like this:

// Create a request and response objects
SWS.WSSoapClient service = new SWS.WSSoapClient();
SWS.GetEstimatedRefund_Request request = new SWS.GetEstimatedRefund_Request();
SWS.GetEstimatedRefund_Response response;

Here’s my sample code of the Request object.

// GetEstimatedRefund Request
request.RentalID = 123456;

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

// Call the method that will load the response object
  response = service.GetEstimatedRefund(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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