The Purge Payments function is used to permanently mask sensitive payment reference information and expiration dates in payments prior to the specified number of days defined in the Payments Over Closeout/Purge Parameter (see below).
The Last Purge Date/Time displays date/time up to which payment information was last purged.
Only payments located in the main transaction file (KSTRN###.DAT) are changed. Payments stored in alternate files, like recurring payments (KSTRREC.DAT), are not changed.
ROA payments are also checked and changed.
The Closeout Parameters - Purge Payments (Permanently Mask Ref/ExpDate) options include:
On Save - Defines if/how the Purge Payments function should be run each time a Closeout is saved.
Minimum Interval - Defines the number of days the Purge Payments function waits before being allowed to run again.
Payments Over - Defines the number of days back from the current date/time for which payments should be purged.
Last Purge - Displays date/time up to which payment information was last purged.
Note: The Purge Payments function can be run manually (without saving a closeout) by selecting Purge Payments from the Closeout Menu.
Note: The Purge function does not affect data stored in backup files. If backups are stored on the computer, data in the backups is not changed. Therefore, payment informatiom in those files may still be vulnerable. Ensure backups are stored in a safe and secure location.
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