Before the upgrade
Data Files contain transaction information that is formatted in support of your internal systems and processes.
After the upgrade
Data Files will include additional information providing your technical teams with enhanced data to support internal processes and systems.
The file format and delivery mechanism of these files will remain the same, however there will be some changes to specific fields within the Data Files.
What this means for your Company
The Data Files we send to your business will be changing and you may need to re-programme your systems to ensure they can continue to receive and process the data efficiently once the system is upgraded.
There are no changes to the file format, file length, file name, number of files we send you and the delivery mechanism. The changes you will see will be specific to the format of data within the fields in your file which should hopefully mean minimal impact to you.
Please note that the file delivery timings will be marginally different and for your daily files in particular you may see data within your files that is a few days older than you are accustomed to seeing today.
Please review our Data Files Guide and Data Files Changes Matrix for a comprehensive overview of any changes you may be required to make.
From the 17 October for 3 to 6 working days Data Files will continue to be delivered uninterrupted, however the information for the UK and Spain will be unavailable for 3 to 6 working days. The backlog of transactions that occur in this time will appear in the files that you receive post the 3 to 6 working day period.
If you would like to talk to someone about the changes, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org