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Request Action Date


RequestActionDate is a web service method that allows a remote system to confirm the next available action date for a given service instruction.
This service relates to the Debit order, Salary -and Creditor payments services only.

Programmers Guide

To start, refer our Programmers guide for more detail on how to apply the required methodology in this document.
Please ensure that the settings for Developers are correctly set before you proceed with the implementation below specification.

Web Service Methods

The list of Netcash web service methods can be found here

Technical Information

From your application call:


Submit the following parameters.

Field Description
Service key Salary/Creditor/Debit Order service key issued by Netcash
Date The proposed action date. Format CCYYMMDD
Instruction The type of batch to be loaded EG: TwoDay – see instructions below
ForwardActionDate 0 – Check only the date supplied
1 – Return the next valid action date
Service Instruction Service deadline
Debit orders TwoDay
See Deadline
Payments Realtime
See Deadline


The service responds with a valid Action date in the format CCYYMMDD. Any errors are reported as error codes:

Numeric Response Description
100 Authentication failed
200 Action date or input parameters invalid


The current date is 20190521.
The following parameters are submitted:

{Debit order service key},


Response; 20190524 (the next available valid action date for two day debit batches)

If ForwardActionDate is not requested:

{Debit order service key}, 


Response; 200 (20190521 is no longer a valid action date for two day debit batches)


See Testing section for more details. If you require any integration assistance contact our technical support team

Netcash may provide example/sample/demo ‘code snippets’ and/or external links in this Technical Document. Such are for guidance purposes only and may not function on every developer’s system/s. Netcash disclaims any and all liability for the usage of guidance resources provided -and you as the Developer; must accept full responsibility for the usage of such. While every possible effort has been taken to ensure compatibility across multiple system configurations, the contents of this document cannot be guaranteed to work on all systems, with all operating systems -and/or with all system configuration/s.

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