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SWS SellRetailNoAccount Method

Creates an assessment for the sale of a retail item without having a Store account. Once you have a response, you will need to call the GetTotalDue method. This will provide the total amount that needs to be paid using the MakePayment method.


Name DataType Is Required
Description The object containing the required item information.
OrgID Long Required
Description The organization’s ID number.
Quantity Integer Required
Description The total number of items to be sold.
TaxExemptNumber String Optional
Description If the company or individual is tax exempt, enter their tax ID number here.

Returned Parameters

Name DataType
AccountID Long
Description The account’s ID number.
AssessmentID Long
Description An assessment ID is created for every assessment set up in store.


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

We will assume you have a web reference, let us name it SWS, in your Visual Studio project. At this point we need to define our objects.  We will need the standard service object, a SellRetailNoAccount request object, and a SellRetailNoAccount response object. You will also need an item from the GetAvailablRetailItems method. We can define and create those like this:

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

SWS.GetAvailableRetailItems_Request retailItemReq = 
                             new SWS.GetAvailableRetailItems_Request();

Here is a sample code of the request object (including some optional parameters):

// SellRetailNoAccount Request
retailItemReq.SiteID = 123456;
request.OrgID = 123456;
request.Quantity = 2;
request.Item = service.GetAvailableRetailItems
               (user_request, retailItemReq).Details[0];

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

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

Note that if something goes wrong the service will respond with an exception. You will want to capture the message in the exception so it can be debugged.

For a full list of methods see SWS Methods.

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